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Northwest Environmental Defense Center (NEDC)

History & Purpose

NEDC was established by a group of professors, law students and attorney alumni at Lewis and Clark Law School in 1969. NEDC is an independent non-profit organization working to protect the environment and natural resources of the Pacific Northwest.



Join us for Pedal Pursuit April 16! Check out some of the highlights on Facebook or Instagram from last year’s event.

Watch this video to learn about the work of NEDC from the perspective of the staff and volunteers

Learn about NEDC’s Supreme Court Case