Join us for an evening of insights into how to be a more effective advocate for wildlife and public lands. We’ll teach you the basics on how to lobby your Senators and Representatives, why it’s so important, how to set up meetings. Then we’ll break out into groups and begin preparing for these meetings (you’ll get to choose between lobbying for wildlife or public lands).
Join Waucoma Bookstore, Mountaineers Books, Oregon Wild and CCA in welcoming author Heather Hansen to share the story of her book, Wildfire, which brings equal measures of sciences and drama to the issue of combating ever larger, more intense wildland fires. Hanson spent eighteen months immersed in fire science and policy, shadowing the elite firefighters of Station 8 near Boulder, Colorado, through their daily training regimens, public interaction, and an all-out week-long battle against a mountain blaze that tested their intensively honed skills and endurance.
Join journalist Heather Hansen at Portland's REI in a discussion of why wildfires are getting bigger, costlier and more intense. In her new book, WILDFIRE, Hansen spends nearly two years shadowing an elite wildland fire crew, immersed in firefighting, public relations, science, and policy. Her lively reportage and presentation combines interviews, mountain hikes, visits to fire labs, and even her attempts to keep up with firefighters (who are considered among the fittest people in the world) during their rigorous workouts.
Join us for the Wild Ones: ABCs of Government on Tuesday May 22. This is an opportunity to learn how government decision are made at the county, state, and federal level, and how you can affect political change. Through the lens of Oregon Wild's critical campaigns to protect wildlife, restore waterways, and defend wild places, we will teach you the necessary skills to be an effective advocate.