Wild Victories

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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. 

Crag Saves Old-Growth and Wildlife in the Tongass Rainforest

Crag Saves Old-Growth and Wildlife in the Tongass Rainforest

On November 28, 2018, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals rejected the Forest Service’s plan to log in the Tongass rainforest once and for all. Crag’s clients Greenpeace and Cascadia Wildlands finally won this decade-long case to preserve the unique old-growth and native wildlife of the spectacular rainforest.

Tongass Logging Project Suspended on Revilla Island

Tongass Logging Project Suspended on Revilla Island

In March of 2016, Crag successfully halted a commercial logging project that would have clear-cut 2,500 acres of the Tongass rainforest on Revillagigedo Island. Crag prepared a formal objection against the U.S. Forest Service due their failure to protect the already vulnerable old-growth forest.  

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