Oregon Wildblog

"The 'Future of Conservation' is Already Here": A Discussion with filmmaker Faith Briggs

Joyous, thoughtful, and driven. Those are a few words that come to mind when I think of documentary filmmaker Faith E. Briggs. 

I had the pleasure of meeting Faith on a whirlwind trip to Washington DC in 2018. Faith was working for Soul River at the time, and our two organizations had teamed up in 2017 on a trip that brought youth and veterans flyfishing and camping in Oregon’s Ochoco Mountains. The final step of Soul River’s Ochoco deployment was a trip to DC to advocate for the Ochocos and how they could be better protected. 

Forever 21?

The Timber Industry Wants to Cut Big Trees in Eastern Oregon. The Trump Administration is Happy to Help.

It’s hard to think beyond pandemics, childcare, and personal finances these days. The Trump administration’s lurching through a public health & economic crisis isn’t helping. However they seem to have laserlike focus on using the crisis to undermine environmental protections their industry friends would like to see go away.

April Wildlife Update: Wolf Recovery Continues

The Oregon wolf population is up, predation is down, and no wolves were killed by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife in 2019 - that’s the quick snapshot of the annual wolf report that came out this week. We cover that and more in this month’s newsletter!

Kid Approved Activities for Quarantine

Hello everyone! My name is Jennifer and I am the mom of a wonderful 3.5 year old that loves to learn new things. We have found some fun ways to learn facts about Oregon, from, animals, trees, hiking trails and more. To help parents of little ones, I have found some new fun activities that you can do while we are all sticking close to home during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Activism in Action

Earlier this week, Oregon Wild activists urged Oregon Senators Wyden and Merkley, as well as others, to work to protect public oversight on public lands during the coronavirus pandemic.

Court Blocks Trump Logging Plan for Mt. Hood

A federal court today ruled against the Trump administration and in favor of Oregon Wild and our allies in a long-running legal battle over the Crystal Clear logging project on the eastern slopes of Mount Hood. The logging project encompassed nearly 12,000 acres of public land in the Mount Hood National Forest, and included almost 3000 acres of logging of mature and old-growth forests along with plans to build or re-open 36 miles of roads.