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Featured Hike: Fifteenmile Creek Hike

Fifteenmile Creek Image

We are back again with a weekly featured hike to inspire your summer adventures and share what our new book, Oregon’s Ancient Forests: A Hiking Guide, has to offer. Today we are returning to the Mt. Hood National Forest to share the Fifteenmile Creek hike. It is a longer and more difficult choice, but this hike features an incredibly diverse array of old-growth trees and is an awesome outing for your day off.

Featured Hike: Lost Lake

With summer in full swing, kids out of school, and (somewhat) sunny weather, today we are sharing a perfect hike for a fun family outing. This hike at Lost Lake is the fourth featured hike in our summer series to promote outdoor adventures and our new book, Oregon's Ancient Forests: A Hiking Guide. 

Welcoming our new Bend intern!

Hi, I am Kelby! I just recently joined Oregon Wild as the Ochoco Mountains Outreach and Stewardship Intern for the 2019 summer. Coming from Colorado, I grew up outdoors and have fostered a love for nature which has pushed me to pursue a career in conservation. This passion for conservation work has come from my love of animals and nature that I have had my entire life. 

Featured Hike: Cape Perpetua Gwynn Creek Loop

Here we are heading into the holiday weekend with another hike to share from Oregon Wild’s recently released book, Oregon’s Ancient Forests: A Hiking Guide, by Chandra LeGue. We hope these hikes inspire you to get outside this summer and to check out the new book! 

Clearcut Kings Killed the Climate Bill

HB 2020 wasn’t perfect, but the unholy alliance of logging barons, militia groups, and anti-environmental politicians that killed it should be deeply disturbing to all Oregonians.

Hopes and fears for Oregon's Ancient Forests

I haven’t been out hiking this spring and early summer as much as I’d like. (Most of you readers can probably say the same, right?)

I think many have the wrong idea about what it is that I, and the rest of us at Oregon Wild, do day in and day out. While we do get out to enjoy our forests and rivers every chance we get, the day to day work of protecting our wildlands, forests, and wildlife habitat takes place mostly on a keyboard, on conference calls with other advocates, or around a table with other interested parties - not all of whom agree with what we do. 

June Wildlife Update: The Wolf Plan Edition

The recent decision to adopt a weak Wolf Management Plan wasn’t the outcome we were hoping for, but we’re not done fighting for Oregon’s wolves, and hope you’re not either. The team at Oregon Wild would like to express our sincere gratitude to all of you for the countless actions you’ve taken to ensure that wolf recovery remains on track in Oregon. Onward.

Featured Hike: Kentucky Falls Trail

We are back again this week with another featured hike as part of our series to get you excited for outdoor summer adventures and for our forthcoming hiking guide, Oregon’s Ancient Forests (which officially releases this Monday, July 1!). 

Featured Hike: Opal Creek

We are excited to be kicking off our summer series of featured hikes! We will be featuring hikes in Oregon’s treasured old growth forests in celebration of our forthcoming hiking guide, Oregon’s Ancient Forests, by our very own Chandra LeGue. We hope these posts will inspire your summer adventures and also give you a little taste of what this comprehensive guidebook has to offer.

Oregon's Lonely Wolverine

Last week, the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest shared remote camera photos of “Stormy,” a wolverine first documented in the NE Oregon forest for the better part of a decade. According to the post from the forest’s Facebook page, Stormy is “recognizable from his unique gular patch, a lighter-colored patch of fur on the throat and chest.”


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