Featured Blog Post

January Wildlife Update: Crossings

Last week we sent an exclusive wolf pack update to fill you in on all things wolves. In case you missed it, here’s our blog post that covers the download.

   

New mapping tool shows shocking extent of logging across Oregon

In a state covered in nearly 30 million acres of forested lands, it can be difficult to get a sense of the scale and extent of logging across Oregon.

A Real Wolf Conservation Plan

What would a real wolf conservation plan look like for Oregon? Certainly not trophy hunting, more conflict, and more dead wolves. Unfortunately, that was the plan Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) officials expected Oregon Wild and other conservation groups to approve this week. While we are still committed to fighting for our state’s fledgling wolf population, Oregon Wild and all our sister groups withdrew from this process rather than rubber stamp an ODFW wolf plan that prioritizes killing over conservation.

January Town Halls with Oregon's Senators

A little over a week ago, Oregon was on the verge of celebrating new Wilderness designations with the inclusion of the Oregon Wildlands Act in a proposed budget deal in Congress. Unfortunately, last minute objections from Congressman Greg Walden and a late-night tantrum by anti-public lands Senator Mike Lee stopped the bill just short of the finish line.

The good news is Congress committed to a vote on a public lands package again in January (once the government is back up and running again, of course). Now, we have less than a month to make new Oregon Wilderness a reality.

Vive Tu Propia Aventura

Mackenzie Martinz & Jorge Guzman, Vive NW

Fundada en el 2016, Vive NW fue creada con el propósito de conectar a la comunidad latina y otras comunidades con actividades al aire libre y proporcionar experiencias enriquecedoras a través de la naturaleza. Nuestra misión es diversificar culturalmente la participación de la comunidad con actividades al aire libre y capacitar a todas las comunidades para que adopten un estilo de vida más activo y saludable y de la misma forma proteger y ayudar a conservar el medio ambiente.

December Wildlife Update: Wolf Plan, Condors, Zinke and More!

Nearly three years later, Oregon is close to finalizing the state Wolf Conservation and Management Plan. Read more to learn about opportunities to weigh-in! 

Saving the Humboldt Marten

Humboldt marten, otherwise known as the coastal or pacific marten is one of the 14 recognized subspecies of the American marten. This tiny carnivore can be found only on the west coast.

Women in the Woods

When I set out to write “Oregon’s Ancient Forests: A Hiking Guide” (with a release date of July 2019!), the idea of the research I’d have to do simply sounded fun - discovering and hiking trails in ancient forests across the state, camping out in new places, enjoying time away from the real world… fun stuff. 

King Clearcut Lost Big at the Ballot Box. What Does That Mean for Public Lands?

Since the election, there’s been a great deal of attention paid to Democrats seizing control of the House of Representatives and flipping several governorships across the country. Here in Oregon, progressives have celebrated Gov. Brown’s re-election and Democrats winning supermajorities in both houses of Oregon’s State Legislature (see Oregon Wild’s 5 Election Takeaways for Oregon's Wildlands and Wildlife).

November Wildlife Update: Thankful

In honor of the Thanksgiving month, we’d like to express our gratitude to all of you for being caring advocates for Oregon’s wolves and other wildlife. We couldn’t do it without you!

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - blogs