Oregon Wildblog

Helping each other through wildfires

For families and communities all across Oregon, the fires this week have created a time of unprecedented stress and hardship.  The hot, dry weather combined with unusually high winds have created extreme fire danger all across the Pacific Northwest, and thousands of Oregonians have been forced to flee their homes.  Too many homes have already been lost.

August Wildlife Update: New and Improved

Thank you for filling out the survey that was shared in last month’s newsletter. The feedback was helpful and we’ll work to incorporate some of your suggestions into our wolf pack newsletters, starting with this one! 

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Webcast: Oregon's Forests and the Fight Against Climate Change

Oregon's "State Forests" can play a major role in fighting climate change – both by sequestering large amounts of carbon, and by mitigating the impacts of climate change – if the state shifts the management of these public lands to respond to the climate crisis.

Defend Your Right to Protest

Speak up against the Trump administration’s attempt to eliminate the public’s right to object to logging public lands in western Oregon!

Wildlife Agency Abandons SW Oregon Bear Hunting Proposal

It was only a few weeks ago that the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) began testing the waters for an expansion of black bear hunting season in the Wild Rogue River recreation corridor. The public responded forcefully and the agency announced today it was abandoning it’s plan, saying in a release:

“The concept was introduced to the public for feedback in late June and the comments received did not show strong support for the proposal at this time.”