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November Wildlife Update: Thankful for Oregon's Wildlife

It’s undeniable: Oregon has a pervasive poaching problem. In this month’s newsletter you’ll learn about the particularly grueling month the state has had in the number of poaching cases, and what you can do to help. 

Wolverine(s) of Oregon

Learn more about this incredible species and how you can advocate for its recovery.

Trump Administration Strips Protections from Gray Wolves

New rule removes the gray wolf from the Endangered Species Act, halting wolf recovery 

Today the Trump administration finalized a rule removing protections for all gray wolves in the lower-48 states except for a small population of Mexican gray wolves in Arizona and New Mexico. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service made its decision despite the fact that wolves are still functionally extinct in the vast majority of their former range across the continental U.S.

October Wildlife Update: A Culture of Permissiveness

Sadly, on the verge of Wolf Awareness Week (which is next week), we received news that an Oregon wolf in the Wallowa Whitman National Forest was illegally killed. Poaching remains one of the biggest challenges for wolf recovery, and the culture by some hunting groups not to decry it leads to a culture of permissiveness. Until poaching of carnivores is universally condemned, getting justice will continue to be an uphill battle. 

August Wildlife Update: New and Improved

Thank you for filling out the survey that was shared in last month’s newsletter. The feedback was helpful and we’ll work to incorporate some of your suggestions into our wolf pack newsletters, starting with this one! 

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Wildlife Agency Abandons SW Oregon Bear Hunting Proposal

It was only a few weeks ago that the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) began testing the waters for an expansion of black bear hunting season in the Wild Rogue River recreation corridor. The public responded forcefully and the agency announced today it was abandoning it’s plan, saying in a release:

“The concept was introduced to the public for feedback in late June and the comments received did not show strong support for the proposal at this time.”

Webcast: Owls and Old Growth of Eastern Oregon

Eastern Oregon's remaining old growth trees provide habitat for all sorts of unique wildlife. With a special focus on owls, we learn about the animals that depend on the big trees of Eastern Oregon and how we can protect them.

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