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Webcast: Where We Call Home

Reconnect with the natural world with Josephine Woolington as she sheds light on diverse flora and fauna of the Pacific Northwest.

Old Remnant Forests Threatened by BLM Logging Sale

Rain fell steadily on our drive into the mix of public and private lands southwest of Roseburg last month, the clouds and mist casting an eerie feel over the stark clearcuts we drove through on the way to a proposed logging unit in the 42 Divide Project area. In November 2021, the Roseburg District of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) sent an initial proposal for the 42 Divide Project out to the public for comments, calling for logging over 5,000 acres of forests up to 200 years old. 

Victory for the Tongass National Forest

A year ago, Oregon Wild advocates joined activists from across the country and urged the Forest Service to restore protections and end old-growth logging on forests across the Tongass National Forest in Alaska. 

This week, those efforts finally paid off! From the New York Times:

Tell the story of Oregon's climate forests

Oregon Wild and the Spring Creek Project are inviting a writer to spend a year exploring, researching, and telling the story of Oregon Coast Range forests!

In Memory of Jim Baker

Oregon Wild is saddened to learn of the recent passing of Jim Baker, a long-time advocate for the McKenzie River and old-growth forests state-wide.

Jim was a labor union organizer, a lineman for a telephone company, a rural resident, and a ferocious advocate for his beloved McKenzie River during the heyday of old-growth clearcutting in Oregon. He was among Oregon Wild’s earliest members, attending meetings and conferences as far back as 1974, and he went on to become our longest-serving board member before his retirement in 2012.