Wild Victories

               Public Lands, Wildlife, and Native Fish

Early victory in case to protect Siuslaw River Watershed

Early victory in case to protect Siuslaw River Watershed

With our partners at Cascadia Wildlands and Oregon Wild, we survived the Bureau of Land Management’s motion to dismiss our challenge to logging on public lands west of Eugene. This early victory bodes well for our ongoing litigation to safeguard imperiled species in the Siuslaw River watershed.

Victory for Coho Salmon in Oregon state forests!

Victory for Coho Salmon in Oregon state forests!

Victory for coho salmon in Oregon state forests Legal Agreement will bring new protections from logging to Oregon Coast coho salmon last updated April 13, 2023 The settlment increases protections...

Victory for Oregon State Forests!

Victory for Oregon State Forests!

The Oregon Court of Appeals erased the verdict of a 2019 Linn County lawsuit that sought more than a billion dollars from taxpayers on the theory that Oregon was required to maximize logging on state forests. The decision reverses a $1 billion award awarded to the county and frees up the state to balance the protection of water supplies, wildlife and timber production.

Big Trees Saved in the Little Butte Creek Watershed

Big Trees Saved in the Little Butte Creek Watershed

Crag helped our clients stop an illegal timber sale near Medford, Oregon that would have clear-cut old growth and large trees and caused increased wildfire risk to local ranches, farms and communities.

Victory! Court Halts Roadside Post-fire Logging Project

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.

Victory for Roosevelt Elk – Chiloquin, Oregon

Victory for Roosevelt Elk – Chiloquin, Oregon

Victory for Forests & Elk - Chiloquin, Oregon 2020Roosevelt Elk - Photo by Stephen Baker, BLM Oregon On December 10, 2020, the Land Use Board of Appeals ruled in favor of our community clients,...

Victory for the Beautiful Ochoco National Forest

Victory for the Beautiful Ochoco National Forest

In January 2019, the Oregon Federal District Court ruled that a proposal to build a 137-mile Off-Road Vehicle (ORV) trail system in the Ochoco National Forest would harm habitat for elk, wolves, and native fish, and that the Forest Service failed to satisfy its legal obligation to study the potential environmental impacts. 

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