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Rally for Water & Wildlife with Oregon Wild!

 On Wednesday, April 19th, Oregonians from across the state will arrive at the Capitol to tell their legislators to take a stand for Oregon’s water & wildlife. The rally will feature speeches from Representatives David Gomberg and Pam Marsh, as well as forest, water, and wildlife advocates and conservation groups from around the state! 

The Next Generation of Oregon Conservationists (and Oregon Wild staff?)

Oregon Wild's mission has long been to protect and restore Oregon's wildlands, wildlife, and waters as an enduring legacy for future generations. Recently, we had the absolute honor to connect with one of the most inspiring future leaders of the younger generation of Oregon conservationists, Penelope Allen. In a time when so many people are growing up being inundated by technology, Penelope is working to get people to get outside and explore this great state!

Forests and Watersheds up for Protections in Salem

If you read our alerts and blogs you are well aware of the attack that the Trump administration has launched against important environmental rules and laws recently, and you know that Oregon Wild is fighting back to defend the wild places you care about. In the face of these unprecedented attacks, we are continuing our 40 year history of working to implement and defend rules that protect vast wild landscapes and endangered species, and keep public land in public hands, and that work is as important as ever.

Hunting for OHV trails: An Intern's Tale

by Emma Gosser

As I stood in the middle of a dusty dirt road looking out across the Crooked River National Grasslands, I wondered how on earth I was going to find illegal ATV trails on this vast desert expanse. Though I knew there was enormous environmental importance to this landscape, to my untrained eyes there was nothing but sage, dirt, juniper and the occasional bird that flew across the skyline. Or so I thought. I soon discovered it was not hard to find illegal trails at all. They are everywhere. 

An Interview with Journey Author Beckie Elgin

The story of Oregon's most famous wolf OR-7 (aka Journey) continues to be one of the most inspiring wildlife stories in Oregon's history. To capture this incredible tale, Southern Oregon author Beckie Elgin recently published a book with Oregon Wild business supporter Inkwater Press entitled Journey: The Amazing Story of OR-7, the Oregon Wolf that Made History.

Gone But Not Forgotten - OR4 in NYC

"I Was Wild. They Named Me OR-4" by Ester Curini is inspired by an Oregon Wolf killed in the spring of 2016 and father to OR-7.

By Ester Curini

I am an Italian artist. I live and work in Bushwick, Brooklyn.

Standing Tall by Ester Curini

Public Outcry Defeats Lands Privatization Bill

Public lands advocates claimed a crucial win last week! An outpouring of citizen opposition forced one of the nation’s most prominent public lands privatization boosters to withdraw support for his own bill calling for the sale of over 3 million acres of public lands across the west.The victory was an incredible example of people from across the country uniting in a common cause and making their voices heard to protect public lands.

On the March

From Paris to L.A. to Antarctica - all across the country and the world - women and advocates for human rights stood together this past Saturday to demand continued progress toward human equity, social justice, and reproductive health.

Against Aerial Spraying

Oregon Wild is Against Aerial Spraying. 

Oregon wild supports policies and practices that protect and enhance thriving ecosystems that contribute to human and environmental health, and while we fight to advance such policies on the broadest scale possible, usually at a State or Federal level, we endorse people’s right to protect themselves from dangerous industrial practices on a local level as well. 

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