Our Blog

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.

Client Voices (formerly 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.

 

Too Much, Too Fast, Too Risky

Too Much, Too Fast, Too Risky

Fishing and Conservation Groups Challenge State Forester Marvin Brown's Proposal to Increase Clearcutting on Your Coastal Rainforests. Damage to Salmon, Lack of Science On April 22, 2010, the Board of Forestry voted 5 to 2 to open your Tillamook and Clatsop State...

Trout on the Wind Premiere Draws Big Crowd

Trout on the Wind Premiere Draws Big Crowd

Trout Creek is located just north of the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area in Washington State.  The creek flows south through the Gifford Pinchot National to the Columbia River about an hour and a half drive east of Portland, Oregon and Vancouver,...

Crag Argues Two Key Cases In Oregon Court of Appeals

Crag Argues Two Key Cases In Oregon Court of Appeals

In early January, Crag Law Center Staff Attorney Ralph Bloemers, argued two key cases before the Oregon Court of Appeals.  Both of the cases involve the continuing legality of two subdivisions that were proposed to be developed under Oregon's controversial ballot...

Umatilla Ranger District Rescinds Scientifically Controversial Logging Project

Umatilla Ranger District Rescinds Scientifically Controversial Logging Project

Earlier this week, the District Ranger of the North Fork John Day Ranger District, Umatilla National Forest issued a one line statement pulling the Farley logging project in the face of objections from scientists. The Farley project proposed thousands of acres of logging in the rugged high elevation headwaters of the North Fork John Day River. The agency claimed it was restoring health to drier Ponderosa pine dominated forests at lower elevations, but it was mostly logging more complex moist and sub-alpine forests located at moderate to higher elevations. This landscape is home to the last best strongholds of wild fish in the interior and wildlife like wolves and goshawk. At the higher elevations it is marked by steep roadless areas.

EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson Announces Civil Rights Reforms

EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson Announces Civil Rights Reforms

In response to Crag's recent environmental justice victory, EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson has ordered reforms at the Office of Civil Rights to speed the processing of discrimination claims. In addition to ordering her staff "in the strongest terms, to review and...

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