Oregon Wildblog

The Plight of the Imperiled Pearlshell

Biologist Dr. Alexa Maine from the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation (CTUIR) spoke about Oregon's native freshwater mussel species, which are some of the most endangered animals in North America! Learn about the mollusks that tirelessly clean water systems, and provide beneficial conditions for a multitude of other organisms. We discussed the value of mussels as a First Food for the CTUIR, their conservation measures surrounding freshwater mussels, and what can be done to help these very imperiled invertebrates.


Why We Left the Ochoco Forest Collaborative

In March, Oregon Wild chose to formally withdraw from the Ochoco Forest Restoration Collaborative (OFRC). We did not make this decision lightly, especially since we helped form the collaborative a decade ago. When we stood alongside the Juniper Group Sierra Club in withdrawing, we were the last two remaining environmental advocacy organizations at the table. 

Webcast: You & Me in the Trees

You & Me in the Trees: a storytelling and discussion on how to inspire conservationists both young and young at heart!

Webcast: Creating the American Perimeter Trail

There are hikers, and there are hikers. Long distance thru-hikers are uniquely driven, but Triple Crown hikers? They're extra special. In order to qualify as a Triple Crown hiker, you must complete three of the US's major long distance trails - the Pacific Crest Trail, the Appalachian Trail, and the Continental Divide Trail. 

BREAKING NEWS: The Private Forest Accord Passes!

The Private Forest Accord was just passed by the Oregon Legislature!

This means that across 10 million acres of private forests in Oregon we will have bigger riparian buffers, more protections against steep slopes logging, an upgraded road system that won’t bleed sediment into streams, and a whole lot more. When you add it all up, Oregon will finally be catching up to our neighbors in Washington in adequately protecting our aquatic ecosystems from the impacts of logging.

Combatting Racism on Oregon's Public Lands

Racism is a problem on public lands, and many communities do not feel safe or welcome when recreating. Luckily, there are state-based solutions that seek to make a difference.