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A Successful Campaign for Clean Water and Great Beer

Koosah Falls photo by Sung Choi

It’s a powerful thing when local businesses stand up for the environment, especially when they’re advocating for something as essential as water. 

Oregonians rank water as a top environmental priority, which makes sense; the tap water for two-thirds of Oregonians is sourced from our state’s lakes, rivers, and streams. Water is also the primary ingredient in craft beer, a product that continues to define Oregon culture and grow as an important sector of our economy. 

Big Bad Wolf Bill Moves Forward

The bill to strip legal protection from Oregon wolves, HB 4040, passed the House this morning with a final tally of 33 yes, 23 no, 4 absent. While disappointing, the hard work of wildlife lovers like you convinced two thirds of Democratic Representatives to vote "NO" on this bad legislation.  Now we must turn our focus to the Senate. 

Oregon Wild Ones Adopt a Wolf

Ione, the wolf adopted by the Oregon Wild Ones

By Keith Larson

Cities Across the Northwest Rally for Malheur NWR and Public Lands

Images from Portland, Eugene, Bend, Salem, La Grande, Medford, Boise, Seattle, and the Malheur Refuge
(images from Spokane, WA and Las Vegas, NV rallies not available yet)


The Oregon Brewshed® Alliance: 2015 Beer in Review

McKenzie River (photo by Tim Giraudier).

The Oregon Brewshed® Alliance Initiative

The Concept

The Oregon Brewshed® Alliance is an outreach and education initiative of Oregon Wild. It is a coalition of conservationists and the craft brewing community formed under a simple but important principle: great beer begins with clean water.

Tell Your Senators: Denounce the Seizure of the Malheur Wildlife Refuge!

Oregon Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley will be hosting a number of town halls in the coming days. It is inevitable that the issue of the armed take-over of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) will come up at these meetings, and it is important that those who care about our national public lands stand up.

Did Clearcutting Contribute to Highway 42 Landslide?

Satellite images from Google Earth and footage released this week from the Oregon Department of Transportation suggest that a recent clearcut on a slope above Highway 42 may have contributed to its instability. According to the satellite imagery, the slope was logged between May 2013 and May 2015 (full images below). 

Oregon Wild Works Statewide

No matter where this holiday season may take you, rest assured that Oregon Wild will be safeguarding the special places and wildlife that make Oregon the best place to be this season (and really, any season). You see, with new threats to our wildlands and wildlife popping up constantly, we've doubled down on our field staff to ensure that these harebrained ideas don't end up destroying our forests, watersheds, or wildlife populations.

Sea Otters: A Keystone Musical

By Seth Heller

We've discussed the daily life of a sea otter, and their near extinction in previous installments. But sea otters are also incredibly important to coastal ecosystems. Here's why:

What does it take to get a few good otters around here?

Introducing Vik Anantha - Oregon Wild board president

Vik Anantha doing what he loves - summitting an Oregon peak.

My name is Vik Anantha and I am the new Board President of Oregon Wild. It’s an honor and privilege to serve Oregon Wild. In my day job, I am a health care IT executive, but volunteering with Oregon Wild lets me care about the health of the planet.

When I spoke at our 2015 Call of the Wild benefit celebration I asked how many of the attendees were born in Oregon.

Dozens of hands shot up as evidence that many of us have moved from somewhere else and made Oregon, our home. It could be from a neighboring state, like my wife Anne-Marie, or somewhere much further away like me.


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