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An Interview with Journey Author Beckie Elgin

The story of Oregon's most famous wolf OR-7 (aka Journey) continues to be one of the most inspiring wildlife stories in Oregon's history. To capture this incredible tale, Southern Oregon author Beckie Elgin recently published a book with Oregon Wild business supporter Inkwater Press entitled Journey: The Amazing Story of OR-7, the Oregon Wolf that Made History.

Oregon Wild Madness!

It's March and that means it's time for the fourth annual Oregon Wild Madness!

But before we tip off, you should know that not all "madness" is created equal.

For instance, earlier this year we all witnessed the kind of madness that fueled the armed takeover of the Malheur Wildlife Refuge and continues to call for privatizing public lands across Oregon and the West. That’s not the kind of unhinged craziness we’re talking about.

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.

The 50 Wilderness Hikes (Personal) Challenge

291 miles.

43,000 feet of elevation gain.

50 Wilderness hikes.

One deeply personal journey.

The Steens Mountain Wilderness: 14th Anniversary

Hiking along the Donner und Blitzen River.

Fourteen years ago today, the Steens Mountain Wilderness was signed into law by President Clinton.

We celebrate today’s anniversary because this historic act permanently protected 170,000 acres of pristine wildlands around the crown jewel of southeast Oregon, Steens Mountain. And while the designation of Oregon’s fourth largest Wilderness area was a feat unto itself, it’s especially noteworthy that grazing is banned on 100,000 of the wilderness - making it the first congressionally designated cow-free Wilderness in the country!

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