Oregon Wildblog

A Dire Year for Oregon’s Wolves

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) released the 2021 annual wolf report this week. Unfortunately, the report shows that 2021 was not a great one for wolves.

DeFazio Introduces Bill to Protect the Wild Rogue


June 23rd, 2022: The Wild Rogue Conservation and Recreation Enhancement Act (H.R. 7509) had its first hearing in a Congressional subcommittee and was well received! You can watch a recording of the hearing and read copies of the written testimony here

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.