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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.

Victory! Judge Halts Post-Fire Logging near Breitenbush

On December 3, 2021, A federal judge enjoined post-fire logging on the Willamette National Forest near Detroit Lake and Breitenbush hot springs.

Protesters holding No LNG signs overlaid of an aeriel image of the Coos Bay Spit with words Victory on top

Victory! The End to Jordan Cove LNG

Victory! The end to Jordan Cove LNG2021After more than 15 years of community organizing, the...
road by a river with muddy area where trees were clear cut

Victory! Court Halts Roadside Post-fire Logging Project

On November 5, 2021, for the second time this year, a federal court halted U.S. Forest Service (Forest Service) plans to carry out extensive post-fire roadside logging. In granting a preliminary injunction, the court stopped planned commercial logging along 400 miles of roads within the Willamette National Forest.

forest with some burned and some living trees

Fragile post-fire forests saved in Rogue-Siskiyou Forest

In October 2021, a lawsuit Crag filed on behalf of Klamath Forest Alliance effectively stopped commercial logging in fragile post-fire areas in the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest.

Fields of blueberry bushes. Two men walking down a row.

Legal Fight Continues to Protect Farmland & Wetlands

On October 19, 2021, Crag filed a legal challenge to Columbia County’s controversial decision to rezone over 830 acres of prime farmland and wetlands for heavy industrial development along the Columbia River. This marks the county and Port of Columbia County’s third attempt to rezone the area following successful legal challenges brought by a local farmer, Columbia Riverkeeper, and 1000 Friends of Oregon to stop the rezone.

Group of people holding signs "Stop Zenith's Oil Trains"

Crag Joins City of Portland to Defend Denial of Zenith

Willamette and Columbia Riverkeepers Intervene at LUBA to Reinforce Portland’s Denial of Zenith’s...

Crag Calendar

The Crag Calendar is a celebration of our community and the places you love. The 2022 calendar features photographs of wild landscapes, fauna and flora from our annual Wild Shots photo contest. Celebrate all year with beautiful these epic Wild Shots!

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