Oregon Wildblog

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!

Kid Approved Activities for Quarantine

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.

Activism in Action

Earlier this week, Oregon Wild activists urged Oregon Senators Wyden and Merkley, as well as others, to work to protect public oversight on public lands during the coronavirus pandemic.

Court Blocks Trump Logging Plan for Mt. Hood

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.