Oregon Wildblog

5 Questions Every Political Candidate Should Have to Answer About the Environment

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.

Webcast: Oregon's Wildest Rivers

Take a virtual tour of Oregon's most stunning waterways, from the Rogue to the Imnaha. And you'll find no better guide than River Outfitter and Guide Zach Collier

Nine Things Oregonians Should Know About Forest Fires

Forest fires can be a threat to homes and property, but they also play an important role in restoring and maintaining a healthy forest. Here are nine things every Oregonian should know about forest fires in our area.

The Legacy of OR-7

The team at Oregon Wild explores the history of gray wolves in Oregon, from their extermination and half century of absence to their return and fragile recovery. We dive into the current state of wolves, breaking down the newly released annual wolf report and the latest attempt to strip wolf protections away on the federal level. Representative Pam Marsh joins us for a special commemoration of the famous wandering wolf OR-7, his epic journey, and the legacy he will leave the rest of Oregon's wolves.

Earth Day in Oregon

When Earth Day originated on April 22, 1970, it was a day that changed the world. The first Earth Day saw 20 million people take to the streets to celebrate and urge protection and care for our planet. From the movement that organized that event and grew from it, laws were passed such as the Clean Water Act, National Environmental Policy Act and the Endangered Species Act. 

"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. 

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!