On April 15th, the Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife (ODFW) released their annual wolf report. As usual the agency put a positive spin on their program, but unlike recent years, the news was legitimately generally positive. In 2019, the state did not kill wolves, the wolf population grew, and conflict with livestock decreased. Those are outcomes we've been fighting for for years.
We know you’re itching to go outside and hit the trail, pitch a tent, or launch a kayak after a spring of staying home and staying safe. As places reopen and it becomes safer to do so, there are a lot of new considerations and best practices we want to encourage everyone to think about before you make the decision to get outside to enjoy our public lands.
What do Mt. Hood, the Three Sisters, and Mt. Shasta all have in common? They are all volcanoes! If you've ever wondered how they got here, why they're all (mostly) in a line, or why they look the way they do, this webcast is for you. Hal Wershow, Assistant Professor of Geology at Central Oregon Community College, presents a brief (and accessible) introduction to the Cascade Volcanoes.
Ochoco Mountains Coordinator Jamie Dawson also presents on Oregon Wild's efforts to protect the Cascades and the incredibly important habitat that surrounds them.
I don’t particularly enjoy politics. I understand why they exist, and recognize the power they have, but I certainly don’t love them.
The ongoing pandemic has done a good job of distracting me from the upcoming primary election. May 19th is technically “primary day”, but since Oregon is a vote-by-mail state, you’ll receive your ballot soon if you don’t have it already.