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Did the Eagle Creek fire renew the Columbia Gorge?

The Eagle Creek fire burned in a mosaic pattern, and thats a good thing for the Gorge.

To Oregonians who know and love the places like Angel’s Rest and Larch Mountain, the Eagle Creek fire felt like a punch in the gut.  But, as aerial photos of the Columbia Gorge are proving, this fire – like so many others across the state – was actually beneficial.

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.

Changing forests, many trails

The past month has been a flurry of hike activity - from the State Parks on the north coast, to the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument (currently under threat of

Trump Administration Targets Oregon's Cascade-Siskiyou Monument

Today, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke passed on recommendations to President Trump on the fate of 27 National Monuments across the country. Though Zinke's report was not made public, The Washington Post is reporting that the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument is one of three across the country that will see protections slashed!

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...

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