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Snowshoeing Around the Crater Lake Caldera

Recently, my friend and I circumnavigated the caldera of an ancient volcano. Our four-day snowshoe-backpacking trip around the rim of the Crater Lake was among the most challenging trips we had taken, but it was also among the most rewarding. 

Defending Our State Scenic Waterways

Protected State Scenic Waterway corridors aren’t just pretty places to look at. They’re protected, in part, because they provide important habitat for fish and other wildlife. Salmon, bull trout, steelhead and other fish species all benefit directly from healthy rivers, as do herons, bald and golden eagles, and other birds that may nest or forage in river corridors. Beaver and river otters likely win the award for cutest river corridor inhabitants, while other wildlife from deer to foxes and coyotes rely on access to rivers for fresh drinking water.

February Wolf & Wildlife Update: Good News Edition!

There’s plenty of bad news out there. So this month we’re happy to have plenty of good news to share.

Bungling of the Bundys: A Postmortem Analysis of Government Incompetence

By Andy Kerr, former Executive Director and Conservation Director of Oregon Wild

[Note: The Bundy band represents both an existential threat and an existential opportunity for America’s public lands. This is the first of four Public Lands Blog posts that examine the government mishandling of the Bundys, the Bundys’ legal troubles, the Bundys’ legal troublemaking, and the opportunities for the conservation community to apply political jujitsu on the Bundy gang to advance the conservation of America’s public lands.]

January Wolf & Wildlife Update

For the first time in decades, multiple wolves were confirmed on the slopes of Mt. Hood!
There’s never a dull moment when it comes to wolves and wildlife. Let’s dive into our first update of 2018!
 
 

"Every Dollar Possible . . . No Matter Who Else Suffers"

This guest blog is from Francis Eatherington, winner of Oregon Wild's 2016 Tim Lillebo Wildlands Warrior Award,  it features her personal story of living amongst Oregon's industrial forestlands. Francis is a longtime forest activist, with a decades long history of fighting for Oregon's Forests, Watersheds, and Wildlife! 

Debunking Sec. Zinke's Claims on Shrinking Monuments

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A comprehensive analysis released today reveals the extent to which the Trump administration has deliberately sought to mislead the public on their plans to strip protections from America’s National Monuments. 

The Gift of Giving: Part III

The final installment of our blog about the Willamette Week's Give!Guide, where Oregon Wild staff members weigh in about which organizations they are choosing to donate to this year. 

The Gift Of Giving, Continued...

Adorable pup from Project Pooch

As a continuation of last week's blog about the Willamette Week's Give!Guide, two more Oregon Wild staff members weigh in about which organizations they are choosing to donate to this year. 

Marielle Cowdin, Outreach and Marketing Coordinator:

The Gift Of Giving

The last two weeks of the year is a time when a lot of people are making donations to support the organizations whose work they value. And this year, Oregon Wild is once again honored to be in the Willamette Week’s annual Give!Guide along with 149 other amazing non-profits who make Oregon such an amazing place.

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