We at Crag value our deep connections to the people and places of the Pacific Northwest. These connections motivate the work that we do protecting the Pacific Northwest’s communities and natural legacy. Crag’s blog is a space where Crag attorneys, interns and volunteers write more personally about our work. In addition to our regular blog, we have created two blog series that highlight the work and perspectives of our clients and our former volunteers.
“The Way We Work” showcases our partner organizations and the work we do together.
“Where Are They Now?” highlights our former interns and how Crag has helped train the next generation of environmental leaders.
“Supporter Spotlight” tells stories of some of Crag’s long time supporters.
Jessica Schafer, once an intern at Crag in 2006, has been on the frontier of environmental law and advocacy since her graduation from Lewis and Clark Law School, devoting her passion and time to protecting the environment. In this interview she shares how her Crag experience opened her mind to a different kind of environmental activism and career.
Lee Dayfield, a former Stoel Rives recruiter, later the initiator of Friends of Nadaka and now a professional grandma, has witnessed the birth and growth of Crag Law Center since even before the Co-Founders of Crag, Chris and Ralph, decided to start this law center in 2001.
Sadhana Shenoy has been a volunteer, a board member and a supporter of Crag for a long time. After working as the CFO for big corporations and the treasurer on many other boards, Sadhana is impressed by Crag’s achievements with such a small budget: “Crag’s unique method gives me hope and inspiration in the future of environmental advocacy.”
We checked in with Megan Gleason, a Development Assistant with Crag in 2015, and discussed her progressive political and advocacy work across Oregon.
Elliott Davis just finished his DukeEngage Internship with Crag. Find out about his summer experience with our lovable lawyers.
When Serin first became a board member, she was really impressed with Crag’s ability to do so much with limited resources and a small team. “They take on big corporations, tackle big problems and win for all of us!”
Check out our interview with Regna Merritt, the Healthy Climate Program Director at Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility. “Crag has been there to defend our communities and climate every step of the way.”