Oregon's diverse and beautiful landscape provides a home for an incredible diversity of fish and wildlife. From the old-growth forests of the Cascade Mountains, to the wetlands of the Klamath Basin to the mighty Columbia River, thousands of species depend on our wildlands and water to rest, feed, and raise their young.
Oregon Wild believes we all have a duty to be good stewards of our fish and wildlife. Our goal is to protect and restore Oregon's natural heritage to ensure our grandchildren and great grandchildren will have the chance to fish for wild salmon in rivers like the Clackamas and Rogue, see bald eagles soar over Upper Klamath Lake, and to hear the howl of wolves echo across the backcountry of the Blue Mountains.
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Current Oregon Wild campaigns to conserve native wildlife include:
- The ongoing effort to recover gray wolves across Oregon and ensure there are policies in place that protect the species.
- Supporting tribal partners seeking to reintroduce ecologically and culturally important native wildlife like sea otters and condors
- Restoring Oregon's best dam ecosystem engineer the beaver to it's full potential and other keystone species
- Working to secure critical wildlife conservation funding in Oregon to mitigate the extinction crisis
- Ensuring the integrity and sanctity of critical habitat for the northern spotted owl and marbled murrelet
- Protecting and restoring the National Wildlife Refuges of the Klamath Basin
Some of the Species Oregon Wild is Working to Protect