July Wildlife Update: Video of New Wolf Pups

We hope the summer is treating you well and that you’re enjoying time outdoors (perhaps even in wolf country!). Here in Oregon, there’s some exciting news out of Mt. Hood....

June Wildlife Update: The Wolf Plan Edition

The recent decision to adopt a weak Wolf Management Plan wasn’t the outcome we were hoping for, but we’re not done fighting for Oregon’s wolves, and hope you’re not either. The team at Oregon Wild would like to express our sincere gratitude to all of you for the countless actions you’ve taken to ensure that wolf recovery remains on track in Oregon. Onward.

Oregon's Lonely Wolverine

Last week, the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest shared remote camera photos of “Stormy,” a wolverine first documented in the NE Oregon forest for the better part of a decade. According to the post from the forest’s Facebook page, Stormy is “recognizable from his unique gular patch, a lighter-colored patch of fur on the throat and chest.”

Governor Kate Brown Trashes Her Own Wolf Plan

Disappointed and disheartened. Those are the first words that come to mind when I think of the Fish and Wildlife Commission’s decision last Friday to accept ODFW’s indefensible Wolf Plan, affirming what we’ve known for a while: overwhelming public opinion and sound science take a backseat to special interest influence. Unfortunately, it’s Oregon wolves who will pay the ultimate price for this weak management Plan. 

April Wildlife Update: The Political Will

There is definitely no shortage of things going on for Oregon’s wolves and wildlife. This month’s newsletter is a comprehensive look at legislation in Salem affecting wildlife, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife’s draft wolf management plan, and the latest development from Governor Brown in appointing new members to the state’s Fish and Wildlife Commission. Don’t miss all the ways you can take action to help Oregon’s wildlife!

Unspinning Wolves

The release of ODFW’s annual wolf report is a big deal. As the keepers of the numbers – and keenly interested in public perception – the agency is always sure to give reporters a heads up and ensure their narrative becomes the narrative.

Regardless of the numbers, ODFW tends to paint the rosiest picture they can and are always sure to thank the livestock industry.

March Wildlife Update: When it Feels Like Groundhog's Day

There’s never a dull day for those of us working on wildlife conservation in Oregon! In this monthly update, we’ll give you the download on the Wolf Plan review process, legislative happenings in Salem, and much more. Also, don’t forget to check out the “In the news” section, as there is one story in particular that really puts a spotlight on the difficulty of doing environmental conservation in this state.

A Forgotten Wolf

Too often, wolves only get attention when they are at the center of unnecessary conflict. Policy and population numbers tend to make up the rest of the story. If there's any "color", it's usually provided by the two-legged characters.

January Wildlife Update: Crossings

Last week we sent an exclusive wolf pack update to fill you in on all things wolves. In case you missed it, here’s our blog post that covers the download.

   

Conservation Groups Exit Oregon Wolf Meetings Citing Potential Increased Killings, Flawed Process

Four conservation groups have notified Oregon Gov. Kate Brown and the state wildlife commission that they are withdrawing from stakeholder meetings about the management of the state’s wolf population. 

The groups cited a number of concerns, including a flawed process for updating the state’s wolf plan and lobbying by wildlife managers wanting to make it easier for the state to kill wolves, which is often done at the behest of livestock operators. 

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