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Oregon Democrats Are Using Public Money to Advance Trump’s Public Lands Agenda

County governments throughout Oregon are helping fund a radical timber lobby group

If you live in Oregon, there's a good chance that your county government is helping fund a lawsuit to overturn the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument in Southern Oregon. 

Nine Things Oregonians Should Know About Forest Fires

Forest fires can be a threat to homes and property, but they also play an important role in restoring and maintaining a healthy forest. Here are nine things every Oregonian should know about forest fires in our area.

Engaging our community to make a difference

My name is Emma Land and I am the Community Outreach Intern at Oregon Wild’s Eugene office. This fall I will be starting my second year as a Master of Public Administration graduate student at the University of Oregon concentrating in environmental policy and sustainability. Last summer I moved from Kentucky to Oregon and decided to make it a month long road trip. I visited 14 states and countless state and national parks and recreation areas.

Injustice: The Pardon of the Hammonds

The White House today announced that Dwight and Steven Hammond, the two Oregon ranchers who triggered the Malheur Refuge occupation, would be pardoned. In a statement, press secretary Sarah Sanders called the punishment of the Hammonds “unjust,” and went on to describe them as “devoted family men, respected contributors to their local community, and have widespread support from their neighbors, local law enforcement, and farmers and ranchers across the West.”

The Truth About Forest Fires

By Doug Heiken

Changes Coming to Oregon Wild

We’re excited to share some big changes coming to Oregon Wild.

Soon, our emails, advocacy actions, event sign ups, donation pages, and more are going to look different, but we want to assure you: It’s still us! We’re still here, working to protect the things that make Oregon special, and hopefully making it a little easier for you to do the same.

June Wildlife Update: Sea Otter Sighting, Crater Lake Wolf Rendezvous, and More!

There’s still time to sign up for the Crater Lake Wolf Rendezvous! The 4-day, 3-night trip, September 13-16, will take you to the incomparable landscapes around Oregon's only national park. We'll visit portions of Oregon Wild's 500,000-acre Crater Lake Wilderness proposal including the headwaters of one of Oregon's most iconic rivers: the Wild Rogue.

 

The tentative schedule includes meetings with wolf biologists, naturalists, and local wildlife advocates, possibly a tracking or outdoor skills workshop, scenic drives, and short hikes throughout the area. Get your spot before it’s too late.

Old Growth Demise on Hwy. 26

Traveling east from Prineville on Highway 26 used to be a beautiful drive known for its towering old growth ponderosa pines. This scenic drive meanders through a portion of the Ochoco National Forest along Marks Creek on your way to eastern Oregon. The grassy meadows dotted with old-growth pines created the backdrop to one of central Oregon’s best forest drives.

7 Ways the LNG Pipeline Threatens Our Public Lands

The Jordan Cove Energy Project is a proposal to build a 230-mile fracked gas pipeline across Southwestern Oregon and a Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) export terminal in Coos Bay (map). The project, which was originally proposed over 13 years ago, has already been denied on the federal level, but was recently resurrected with the hopes that the Trump administration will greenlight the project.

Science versus propaganda: Fire, water, carbon, and Oregon’s logging laws

Oregon has learned the hard way the excesses of the logging industry. During the last century, national forests were being clearcut at a rate of 3 square miles a week. That legacy can still be seen in struggling salmon runs, imperiled wildlife, and the devastating loss of approximately 90% of Oregon’s ancient forests.

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