Join us for an evening of insights into how to be a more effective advocate for wildlife and public lands. We’ll teach you the basics on how to lobby your Senators and Representatives, why it’s so important, how to set up meetings. Then we’ll break out into groups and begin preparing for these meetings (you’ll get to choose between lobbying for wildlife or public lands).
Join Waucoma Bookstore, Mountaineers Books, Oregon Wild and CCA in welcoming author Heather Hansen to share the story of her book, Wildfire, which brings equal measures of sciences and drama to the issue of combating ever larger, more intense wildland fires. Hanson spent eighteen months immersed in fire science and policy, shadowing the elite firefighters of Station 8 near Boulder, Colorado, through their daily training regimens, public interaction, and an all-out week-long battle against a mountain blaze that tested their intensively honed skills and endurance.
Join journalist Heather Hansen at Portland's REI in a discussion of why wildfires are getting bigger, costlier and more intense. In her new book, WILDFIRE, Hansen spends nearly two years shadowing an elite wildland fire crew, immersed in firefighting, public relations, science, and policy. Her lively reportage and presentation combines interviews, mountain hikes, visits to fire labs, and even her attempts to keep up with firefighters (who are considered among the fittest people in the world) during their rigorous workouts.
Join us for the Wild Ones: ABCs of Government on Tuesday May 22. This is an opportunity to learn how government decision are made at the county, state, and federal level, and how you can affect political change. Through the lens of Oregon Wild's critical campaigns to protect wildlife, restore waterways, and defend wild places, we will teach you the necessary skills to be an effective advocate.
Please join us for our monthly Wild Ones event in Portland on May 22nd at Base Camp Brewing. Danielle Moser will be giving a full download on all things wildlife: from wolves to Marbled Murrelets and even a little about the coastal marten. Special bonus--we've also invited Great Old Broads and their activists to join us. We hope to see you there!
On May 2nd, join KEEN, Oregon Wild, and Congressman Earl Blumenauer for a Town Hall about the state of our public lands in the current political climate. Come to learn about the various anti-public lands bills in Congress, the on-going efforts to expand protections for public lands, and the current status of Oregon’s Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument.
Public Lands Town Hall with Rep. Earl Blumenauer RSVP HERE
As central Oregonians, we are fortunate to interact with public lands and wild places regularly. Our access to the great outdoors is the reason many of us choose to reside here, but these wild places do not exist without the help of the citizens like you who are willing to speak up for them.
Public Lands Summit
Threats and Engagement
Saturday, May 12th, 3:00 - 6:00pm
Trinity Episcopal Church (469 NW Wall St, Bend)