DeFazio Urges for Continued Protections for Gray Wolf

Washington, D.C. – Today, Ranking Member of the House Natural Resources Committee Peter DeFazio (D-OR) released a bipartisan letter co-signed by 73 House members urging Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell to continue critical protections for endangered gray wolves. The letter comes on the heels of an independent peer review that found the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) failed to use the “best available science” when it drafted a proposed rule that would remove Endangered Species Act (ESA) protections for gray wolves in the lower 48 states. Read more

Breaking: USFWS Reopens Public Comment on Wolves

Breaking: USFWS Reopens Public Comment on Wolves

The USFWS has scheduled the reopening of public comment beginning 2/10/14 in response to new delisting concerns Read more

A 2013 Success: Cave Bear Road Management

Mosé Jones-Yellin, the new district ranger at Mt. Adams signed a decision on the Cave Bear Road Management project on September 9th, 2013. The Gifford Pinchot Task Force and South Gifford Pinchot Collaborative took a leadership role in designing the Cave Bear Road Management Project and producing the Environmental Assessment. In general, the Forest Service will conduct road improvements on one system road to improve fish passage, place boulders to protect meadow and riparian habitats, decommission approximately eight miles and close and stabilize approximately four miles of Forest Service system roads. Read more