Oregon Wildblog

Around the riverbend

Every summer when I was a kid, my parents would pile me, my older sister, and my younger brother into the back of our Ford passenger van at five in the morning. We would dutifully sleep for most of the four hour drive to my grandparents’ home along a tributary of the Rogue River.

We simply called our summer escape “Trail,” after the tiny town up the road.

September Wildlife Update

Celebrate Oregon's wildlands and wildlife!

It’s almost that time of the year again, Oregon Wild’s annual Call of the Wild benefit! Please join us on October 12th in Portland for our camping-inspired event. It’s because of members and supporters like you that we can do this critical work of protecting our state’s wildlands, wildlife, and waters.

All Aboard The Clearcut Express!

Five years ago, Oregon Wild launched round one of our “Welcome to Oregon, Home of the Clearcut” campaign with a billboard attaching those words to an image of a large clearcut. We ended up wading in to a free-speech court battle with the Port of Portland when they refused to run our design in the Portland Airport. After a court victory, we had the chance to try again.

Public forests = public health

My name is Cameron Brown, and I am volunteering as an intern for Oregon Wild in the Eugene office this summer.

Nine Things Oregonians Should Know About Forest Fires

Forest fires can be a threat to homes and property, but they also play an important role in restoring and maintaining a healthy forest. Here are nine things every Oregonian should know about forest fires in our area.