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Defending Monuments for the Next Generation

This last weekend, Oregon Wild staffer Gaby Diaz partnered with Passport Oregon to bring a group of young people outside to explore the Old Salmon River Trail. They meandered through old growth forests, talked about salmon and their role in healthy ecosystems, and pointed out the plants and animals that make this special place their home.
 

Forecast: Winter and back to work

Snow on the hills in the headwaters of the Walla Walla River in NE Oregon

For those of you who have been following my hiking adventures this summer and fall as I work to revise and republish Wendell Wood’s 1991 “Walking Guide to Oregon’s Ancient Forests”, welcome to the latest installment. This will also be my last post on this subject for a while, as my sabbatical is at an end I will be returning to my regular job as Western Oregon Field Coordinator for Oregon Wild next week. That doesn’t mean the book is done, though!

November Wolf and Wildlife Update

A lot has happened since our last update. It’s hard to imagine so much can happen in 30 days, but Oregon’s wolves have had a challenging month. The good news? Thanks to supporters like you, we’ll continue to elevate these issues and get wolf recovery back on track.
 
 

What are the chances?

Trillium Lake by Joe Keller

A 'Wildlands' Winner

By Joe Keller.

Legacy of a Dead Wolf

I love my jobs. Except when I don’t. 

I am privileged to be paid a modest salary fighting for public values that are also my own. My wife and I (mostly my wife) also run a small farm and bed and breakfast in one of the most spectacular landscapes in North America.

Thanks to the wisdom of those who came before us, over one million acres of my county is publicly owned – some of it protected as the Wilderness that it is. I’ve got a pretty good life and a great back yard!

October Wolf and Wildlife Update

Happy Wolf Awareness Week! Hopefully there are opportunities in your community to celebrate the role of wolves as a keystone, iconic species. If there aren’t any coordinated events, perhaps use this week as an opportunity to spend time in nature, exploring the wild landscapes that wolves positively impact.

Friday Trash

Late Friday, the Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife issued additional kill orders for wolves. Oregon Wild put out an unequivocal statement, but it looks like we may have taken it too easy on Governor Brown’s agency. 
 

Celebrate Fall with Central Oregon Events

It’s time to celebrate the turning of the leaves, the crisp air, and even cheer on the first snowflakes of the year! We have 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. Enjoy the fleeting time we call autumn with some Oregon Wild events. Hopefully this makes those shorter days feel worthwhile! 

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