Public Landsphoto courtesy of Amy Stuart
Protecting Public LandsWe, the public, own much of the land in Oregon, Washington, and Alaska. Government agencies manage these lands for a variety of uses, and if properly cared for, these lands can continue to provide clean air and water, healthy habitat for native fish and wildlife, and abundant recreational opportunities. To protect these wild lands for current and future generations, Crag launched the Public Lands Program in 2001.
What We’re Working On
Defending Southern Oregon from Unlawful Logging
The Forest Service is misusing an old rule to pursue massive new commercial logging projects that threaten thousands of acres of forest in Southern Oregon.
Protecting Large Trees in Eastern Oregon
In June 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.
Post-Fire Logging in Oregon
Crag and our client’s post-fire legal work has not only stopped several unlawful logging projects, but has reaffirmed our values of integrity, environmental protection, and community advocacy.
B2H Threatens Historic Oregon Trail and Imperiled Sage-Grouse Populations
In the historically and culturally rich region of Eastern Oregon, dedicated organizations representing thousands of eastern Oregonians have filed a legal challenge to the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and U.S. Forest Service’s (USFS) approval of the “B2H”...
Mt. Hood Wilderness Land Exchange
Mt. Hood is home to pristine wilderness, beautiful alpine lakes, scenic landscapes, and the historic Timberline Lodge. Since 2001, Crag has fought to protect the North Side of the mountain from Mt. Hood Meadows’ misguided development proposal.
Klamath Basin National Wildlife Refuge Complex
The Klamath Basin contains five National Wildlife Refuges established to protect fish, wildlife, and waterfowl habitat. Unfortunately, the refuges have been severely damaged and degraded from competing commercial agricultural uses over the last century.