Last week, we learned that one of the wolves in the newly established White River wolf pack died late last year.
Last week we sent an exclusive wolf pack update to fill you in on all things wolves. In case you missed it, here’s our blog post that covers the download.
What would a real wolf conservation plan look like for Oregon? Certainly not trophy hunting, more conflict, and more dead wolves. Unfortunately, that was the plan Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) officials expected Oregon Wild and other conservation groups to approve this week. While we are still committed to fighting for our state’s fledgling wolf population, Oregon Wild and all our sister groups withdrew from this process rather than rubber stamp an ODFW wolf plan that prioritizes killing over conservation.
A little over a week ago, Oregon was on the verge of celebrating new Wilderness designations with the inclusion of the Oregon Wildlands Act in a proposed budget deal in Congress. Unfortunately, last minute objections from Congressman Greg Walden and a late-night tantrum by anti-public lands Senator Mike Lee stopped the bill just short of the finish line.
The good news is Congress committed to a vote on a public lands package again in January (once the government is back up and running again, of course). Now, we have less than a month to make new Oregon Wilderness a reality.
Mackenzie Martinz & Jorge Guzman, Vive NW
Fundada en el 2016, Vive NW fue creada con el propósito de conectar a la comunidad latina y otras comunidades con actividades al aire libre y proporcionar experiencias enriquecedoras a través de la naturaleza. Nuestra misión es diversificar culturalmente la participación de la comunidad con actividades al aire libre y capacitar a todas las comunidades para que adopten un estilo de vida más activo y saludable y de la misma forma proteger y ayudar a conservar el medio ambiente.
When I set out to write “Oregon’s Ancient Forests: A Hiking Guide” (with a release date of July 2019!), the idea of the research I’d have to do simply sounded fun - discovering and hiking trails in ancient forests across the state, camping out in new places, enjoying time away from the real world… fun stuff.