Native Fish

photo courtesy of Jessica Newley

Restoring Native Fish

The Pacific Northwest is renowned for its native fish populations. Although our rivers and streams once teamed with millions of trout and salmon, today, populations are only fractions of what they once were. It has been a decades-long struggle to protect native fish, which still face threats of extinction from rising water temperatures, pollution, dams, and drought. In support of efforts to revive native fish populations, Crag works with our clients to maintain healthy aquatic ecosystems across our region.

What We’re Working On

Tongass National Forest Old-Growth Logging

Tongass National Forest Old-Growth Logging

The Tongass National Forest in Southeast Alaska, known as the “crown jewel” of the National  Forest System, is America’s largest and wildest national forest. Nearly 17 million acres in size, the Tongass is the largest intact temperate rainforest on Earth.

Ochoco National Forest OHV Trail System

Ochoco National Forest OHV Trail System

Ochoco National Forest reflects the tremendous value our public lands provide. Unfortunately, the Forest Service approved a 137-mile off-highway vehicle (“OHV”) trail system in the Ochoco National Forest located within the Ochoco Mountains in Central Oregon.

Up with Salmon, Down with Clearcuts

Up with Salmon, Down with Clearcuts

Clearcuts threaten commercial fishing families and coho salmon. “Stronger protections for streams to protect the coho, clean water and fishing-dependent jobs and communities is decades overdue.”

Court Challenge Filed to Recover Oregon Coast Coho Salmon

Court Challenge Filed to Recover Oregon Coast Coho Salmon

Iconic Oregon Salmon Threatened by Lack of Recovery Plan, Destructive Logging Practices Today Crag filed a court challenge against the National Marine Fisheries Service over its failure to develop a recovery plan for Oregon coast coho salmon.  We are partnering with...

Big Win for the White Salmon River!

Big Win for the White Salmon River!

County repeals controversial zoning ordinance that threatened the lands and waters around the Wild & Scenic White Salmon River.  By Ralph Bloemers, Staff Attorney For over three years, river advocates have been celebrating the removal of Condit Dam from the White...

Catch the White Salmon Hearing on March 30

Catch the White Salmon Hearing on March 30

On Monday, March 30th, Ralph Bloemers will argue a case that will decide the future of the White Salmon River Valley.  This long-standing case that seeks to protect land and water supplies along the White Salmon River from high-density development was designated as...

Defending Oregon’s Denial of a Columbia Coal Terminal

Defending Oregon’s Denial of a Columbia Coal Terminal

Crag and Earthjustice are working together to represent three conservation groups defending Oregon's denial of a key permit for the proposed Morrow Pacific coal export facility.  Friends of the Columbia Gorge, Columbia Riverkeeper and the Sierra Club filed a petition...

Tillmook County’s Sand Lake becomes State Natural Area

Tillmook County’s Sand Lake becomes State Natural Area

The Sand Lake Estuary is situated just north of Tierra Del Mar in Tillamook County on the Oregon Coast. The 900-acre Sand Lake is a gorgeous, mysterious, wild-salmon laden and relatively undeveloped natural area. Now, this beautiful and wild landscape will become part...

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