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Wild & Scenic Brews

Photo courtesy of Scout Books

Like the tributaries for Oregon's many great rivers, the paths connecting brewers and conservationists to a mutual mission of watershed advocacy began at different places but ultimately joined together to become a great force. Over the years, the pairing of environmentalism and craft beer has become more commonplace, but this non-traditional partnership has its roots here in the Pacific Northwest. 

Celebrating the Forest & the Beer

On Saturday, April 14th, brewers, beer lovers, and environmental advocates alike gathered to celebrate the forests and public lands that house our watersheds and to support their protection by raising a pint. Great beer begins with clean water after all!

Meet Katie, Oregon Wild's new Marketing & Graphic Design Intern!

Greetings! My name is Katie Kelly, and I am the new Marketing & Graphic Design Intern at the Oregon Wild Portland office. I’m going into my fourth and final year at Lewis & Clark College this fall, graduating with B.A. in Environmental Studies. My concentration is titled “Climate Justice and Media in Periphery Nations.”

Journey: One Tale, Two Books

Journey Book Cover (courtesy of Beckie Elgin)

The world's most famous wolf has made it to another historic destination: literature. His story of dispersal from Northeast Oregon to find a mate and traveling over 3,000 miles across the Cascades and into California and back inspired young and old across the globe, including two authors from Oregon and California. You can now bring the story of OR-7 (Journey) into your home with the following beautiful publications.

A Picture can Save 21,000 Acres

The 12th annual Outdoor Photo Contest is underway! No doubt you've heard the phrase "a picture says a thousand words," but a photo can do even more than that. Images can be powerful tools to encapsulate a place, person, or time in history. For our public lands, a photograph can even be a catalyst for permanent protection.

Celebrate Eugene and PDX Beer Weeks

Courtesy of Claim 52

Raise a glass to summer in Oregon!

Join Oregon Wild and our Brewshed® Partners at the following events to celebrate local craft beer and the wild watersheds that make it possible:

A Successful Campaign for Clean Water and Great Beer

Koosah Falls photo by Sung Choi

It’s a powerful thing when local businesses stand up for the environment, especially when they’re advocating for something as essential as water. 

Oregonians rank water as a top environmental priority, which makes sense; the tap water for two-thirds of Oregonians is sourced from our state’s lakes, rivers, and streams. Water is also the primary ingredient in craft beer, a product that continues to define Oregon culture and grow as an important sector of our economy. 

The Oregon Brewshed® Alliance: 2015 Beer in Review

McKenzie River (photo by Tim Giraudier).

The Oregon Brewshed® Alliance Initiative

The Concept

The Oregon Brewshed® Alliance is an outreach and education initiative of Oregon Wild. It is a coalition of conservationists and the craft brewing community formed under a simple but important principle: great beer begins with clean water.

Three cities, three pubs, three happy hours!

This Thursday, August 20th, celebrate a classic Oregon brewing institution and their commitment to watershed protection across Oregon.

Having recently joined the Oregon Brewshed® Alliance, McMenamins is kicking off their partnership and pledge to keep Oregon forest watersheds pristine by hosting a three-city happy hour in Portland, Eugene, and Bend! Between 3-6 p.m., $1 per pint sold at three different pubs will benefit the Oregon Brewshed® Alliance.

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