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.
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.
I know many of you out there wish you had the NCAA basketball tournament to keep you company while you are stuck at home right now. As an Oregon Duck, if not quite a basketball fan, I’m a bit sad to not be able to celebrate what surely would have been amazing runs (and possible championships!) by both the Oregon men’s and women’s teams this year.
We know these are trying times, made more challenging by the deluge of COVID 19 news. Hopefully this month’s wolf pack newsletter serves as a welcome mental break! And if you really want to dive into something else, join us on Wednesday April 1st for a video presentation on the secret life of beavers! More details about how to sign up below.
I need nature to keep me feeling happy and healthy - both physically and emotionally. Even a short walk in my neighborhood or a nearby trail in a park will do the trick to put a smile on my face and help me feel grounded. And that’s when the world hasn’t turned upside down and inside out! I’m betting that many (all!?) Oregon Wild supporters feel similarly.