Preserving our natural heritage
Earthrise Law Center helps its clients monitor how government agencies manage and protect public lands. Public lands, including National Forests and the vast areas in eastern Oregon managed by the Bureau of Land Management, play an important role in the environment. They provide essential habitat for many wildlife species, contain watersheds that are critical for threatened salmonids and guarantee clean drinking water for many municipalities, and give people unique and unspoiled places to recreate and reconnect with nature.
Earthrise’s work includes submitting comments on proposed actions on public lands and drafting administrative appeals of agency decisions that our clients believe will adversely impact their use of public lands or the resources found there. When necessary, Earthrise also files lawsuits challenging agency decisions that could irreparably harm our public lands and the life that depends on it.
FEATURE: Earthrise Wins Bench Ruling for Wallowa-Whitman National Forest 11/21/12 - Last Thursday, Earthrise Law Center won a ruling from the bench for its client, Blue Mountains Biodiversity Project, to partially vacate a US Forest Service decision that would greatly increase the use of herbicides in Oregon’s Wallowa-Whitman National Forest.
Public Lands News
5/8/13 - Earthrise is representing a coalition of environmental groups opposing a hog farm that could threaten the watershed of the Buffalo National River in northwest Arkansas.
2/14/13 - Read our winter newsletter, highlighting Earthrise students’ roles in Supreme Court briefing and in an herbicide case in eastern Oregon, plus more.
11/2/12 - Read our latest newsletter, with updates on our work in Arizona, New Jersey, and more.
The Earthrise Law Center at Lewis & Clark Law School is located in Wood Hall.
Voice (503) 768-6851
Fax (503) 768-6642
Karen Smith Geon
Earthrise Law Center at Lewis & Clark Law School, 10015 SW Terwilliger Blvd, Portland, OR 97219