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Take Action to Get Oregon a Stronger Wolf Plan

Here we go again!  The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife is slated to kill two more members of the Harl Butte pack this week.  The only way to stop this is to change the policies and regulations guiding wolf management, which is to say, update the Wolf Conservation and Management Plan.  That’s why we need Governor Brown to step in and get her wildlife agency back on track.  

CALL GOVERNOR BROWN at 503-378-4582.

5 tips for an enjoyable solar eclipse experience on public lands

Tired of all the eclipse talk? I hear you. While many locals within the ‘path of totality’ have had their fill of eclipse related headlines of traffic headaches and water shortages, there is one more topic that deserves a spotlight. The case for public lands and the role they will play while viewing this once in a lifetime experience.

Andy Kerr on the Westerman Bill

Oregon Wild's former Conservation Director unpacks the massive "Logging Without Laws" bill
 

Who wouldn’t want “resilient” (“able to withstand or recover quickly from difficult conditions”) forests? With the name Resilient Federal Forests Act of 2017 (HR 2936), what could possibly be wrong with this bill?

Everything. Judge neither a book by its cover nor a bill by its name.

Resilience in a Time of Resistance

Connections with people, wild places, and wildlife provide hope in a time of conflict.

Last week, Oregon Wild held our annual staff retreat in the newly expanded Cascade Siskiyou Monument. It’s a beautiful place full of remarkable biodiversity. It is worthy of protection.

As a remote field staffer, it’s always good to reconnect. Our retreats are serious business. But simply being in community with fellow advocates is invigorating and fulfilling. This year though, it was the experience before and the unexpected passenger after that were the most memorable. 

Adventure Awaits in our Ancient Forests

Ancient forest in the Bull of the Woods Wilderness

A month and a half in to my book sabbatical (read Blog #1 here), the summer is flying by too quickly. How does one get started on a book project?! I think I'm figuring it out...

Why You Should Care About the Assault on the Antiquities Act

The Antiquities Act is under attack by dark money donors and the Trump Administration. While most Americans are very familiar with the iconic landscapes protected by the Act - places like the Grand Canyon, Grand Teton, and our own Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument - they may not be familiar with the law behind those protections. 

Meet Katie, Oregon Wild's new Marketing & Graphic Design Intern!

Greetings! My name is Katie Kelly, and I am the new Marketing & Graphic Design Intern at the Oregon Wild Portland office. I’m going into my fourth and final year at Lewis & Clark College this fall, graduating with B.A. in Environmental Studies. My concentration is titled “Climate Justice and Media in Periphery Nations.”

All Eyes on Bears Ears

Bears Ears National Monument - Photo provided by the BLM

Over the weekend, the head of the Department of Interior, Ryan Zinke, submitted a report to the White House recommending to scale back protections for the Bears Ears National Monument in Southern Utah. In his report, Zinke suggests that President Trump “revise the existing boundaries” of the monument, which was designated by President Obama after many years of hard work by a diverse coalition of tribal and environmental groups.

Central Oregon Events and Adventures!

‘Tis the season for exploration! With summer quickly approaching, we have more daylight than ever to pack in as much adventure as we can. We're offering a variety of events over the next month that are fun, educational, and inspiring and we hope you can get outside (and inside) with us to learn more about the wild places and wildlife that we experience regularly here in Bend. We hope to see you there!

What We Want from the Wild - An Oregon Humanities Conversation

 

"Ban Aerial Spray!" - Oregon Voters

As you have probably heard by now, there is much reason to celebrate. A local special election saw voters in Lincoln County, Oregon decide that their county should be the first in the country to ban aerial spraying by ballot initiative! 

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