For Immediate Release

#RefugeRally Announced for Tuesday, Jan 19th

OREGON - Rallies supporting Malheur National Wildlife Refuge and public lands will be held across Oregon Tuesday, January 19th at noon.

The public is invited to join this statewide event expressing appreciation for national public lands, their public servant caretakers, and the positive collaborative efforts between refuge officials, ranchers, environmentalists, and Native Americans that have been underway on the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge for a decade. Speakers will highlight the importance of protecting special places like the Malheur NWR that provide integral wildlife habitat, clean water, climate change mitigation, and recreational opportunities available as a benefit to all Americans.

Events are listed below, with details and more events across the state currently being planned and updates will be posted on Communities where no rally is currently being organized are encouraged to let us know to help connect public lands advocates. Everyone will be able to follow the conversation using #RefugeRally.

Because of the volatile situation at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, public lands supporters are strongly discouraged from visiting Harney County at this time.

Unless otherwise specified, all events will take place at noon:


Holladay Park
NE 11th Ave, Portland
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Press Contacts:
Oregon Wild - Arran Robertson (971) 241-0103 [email protected]
Portland Audubon - Bob Sallinger 503 380 -9728 [email protected]
Center for Biological Diversity - Tierra Curry (928) 522-3681 [email protected]


Riverfront Plaza
Brooks St, Bend

Press Contact
Oregon Natural Desert Assoc - Dan Morse, (541) 330-2638 [email protected]


Old Federal Building
211 E. 7th Ave, Eugene

Press Contacts:
Oregon Wild - Doug Heiken (541-344-0675) [email protected]
Cascadia Wildlands - Nick Cady (314) 482-3746
Center for Biological Diversity - Jared Margolis (802) 310-4054 [email protected] 


Rally to be held on public lands, February 1st, more information available on
To learn how you can take immediate action, contact: [email protected] or call 541 488-5789

La Grande

Pro-Public Lands Potluck
105 Fir St Suite #327

Press Contact: 
Hells Canyon Preservation Council - Darilyn Parry Brown (541) 963-3950 [email protected]