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5 Reasons to Take Action for Your Backyard Forests

Everyone loves a good "Top 5" list, and this one couldn't be more important! As you know, a lot is at stake with the draft Resource Management Plan for the 2.6 million acres of BLM-managed forests: Here are 5 good reasons (and ways) to get involved!

Throwback Thursday: The Middle Santiam

By Teresa Connolly

Sometimes It's the Destination, Not the Journey

By Phillip Brown

Here at Oregon Wild, we love to share and talk about all things wild. One way we do this is by providing reviews for some of the hikes our members and staff take in various parts of the state.

Let Me Introduce Myself

By Phillip Brown

Hi there!

My name is Phillip Brown and I am Oregon Wild’s legal intern for the summer of 2015. I’m currently a law student at New York University School of Law, and I am originally from the tiny farming town of Emmetsburg, Iowa.

Olallie Mountain

By Cheryl Hill

A Reflection on my Internship at Oregon Wild

By Francesca Varela


When I first felt the spray of Tamanawas Falls rush over me, over the mossy cliff sides, the forests above, I looked up and thought—this, this is what I’m helping protect.

Climbing Mt. Hood

by Naseem Rakha

In March, I decided to do something I have never done before—climb a mountain. At first I thought I would try Mt. Kilimanjaro. I know a fellow in town that organizes trips up the snow-capped African peak. But having never climbed anything higher than 8,000 feet, I did not know if I could handle going up to 19,000.

A Wild Week for Wolves

Oh, what a difference a week can make! Below is an update full of the good and bad of what was a wild week for wolf recovery. Give it a read, but please also take the time to help us build support for wolf conservation by signing and sharing this petition.

Life and Death in the Klamath Basin

by Mary Van

Water defines Oregon.  Water is life for an antelope in the Alvord desert; water is death for the unwary crossing the Columbia bar.  Water carved the gorge. The majority of Oregonians live on the “wet side” but water runs through the east side as well.  It is there, in the Klamath Marsh, that Wendell and Kathy Wood led a motley group of visitors in their kayaks and canoes.  The Wood’s give of their time, money, and home to offer total strangers a chance to fall in love with the wild left in Oregon.


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