20th Anniversary logoCRAG LAW CENTER – WHO WE ARE

Crag is a client-focused law center that supports community efforts to protect and sustain the Pacific Northwest’s natural legacy. Implementing a unique model of legal aid for the environment, Crag balances the scales of justice by offering our clients free or low cost legal services in combination with assistance on campaign strategies, communications, community organizing and media relations.

Cheyenne Holliday, Verde

In this edition of Client Voices, I interviewed Cheyenne Holliday, the Water Justice Coordinator at Verde. I talked with her about her background, her work, and what she believes are the next steps for her and her organization.

Large tree cut down in Malheur National Forest. Photo by Blue Mountains Biodiversity Project.

Crag takes on Forest Service for lack of transparency

On July 6, 2022, Crag and attorney David Bahr filed a lawsuit on behalf of Greater Hells Canyon Council to hold the Forest Service accountable for its lack of transparency.

Tree from Baby Bear project flagged for logging. Photo Credit Chandra LeGue, Oregon Wild

Crag Files Suit Protecting Fremont-Winema Forest Against Unlawful Logging

On July, 12, 2022, Crag filed a lawsuit on behalf of two conservation groups, Oregon Wild and WildEarth Guardians, challenging the recent approval of three commercial logging projects in the Fremont-Winema National Forest in southcentral Oregon.

Image of woman standing on cut old growth ponderosa pine logged in the Malheur National Forest

Crag files “Eastside Screens” lawsuit

On June 14, 2022 Crag filed a lawsuit on behalf of six conservation groups, challenging a Trump-era rule change that allows logging of mature and old growth forests on over 7 million acres across Eastern Oregon and Washington.

two sets of hands holding blueberries

Victory for Farmland, Water and Salmon!

On May 9, 2022, Columbia County’s effort to rezone hundreds of acres of farmland for industrial use was overturned by the Oregon Land Use Board of Appeals.

Wooden hiking trail sign that reads Magic Trail. There are small trees in the background and a fern.

Victory for Oregon State Forests!

The Oregon Court of Appeals erased the verdict of a 2019 Linn County lawsuit that sought more than a billion dollars from taxpayers on the theory that Oregon was required to maximize logging on state forests. The decision reverses a $1 billion award awarded to the county and frees up the state to balance the protection of water supplies, wildlife and timber production.

21 Years

Join us September 15th for a rooftop party to celebrate Crag’s 21st birthday!

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