Imagine walking through a grove of ancient trees along a cold, swift-flowing river in the Cascades. Trees that were already giants when Lewis and Clark first arrived in Oregon, and if protected, will still stand and amaze families 200 years from now.
Unfortunately, much of Oregon's old-growth heritage forests have been lost to reckless logging and development. Oregon Wild believes that what remains is a precious part of our children's natural heritage--a legacy that should be protected and preserved.
We are working hard to do just that:
- Oregon Wild is working to maintain the environmental protections of the Northwest Forest Plan and other laws, and fighting efforts in Congress to increase logging on millions of acres of our backyard BLM forests in Western Oregon.
- We are fighting to protect rare fish and wildlife that depend on our remaining old-growth forests for their survival.
- We are partnering with National Forests across the state to develop a common-sense vision for meeting our timber needs without cutting old growth or logging in roadless areas.
- We are working with forest stakeholders to design projects that restore fish and wildlife habitat that has been lost from decades of reckless logging and road building, and that reduce the risk of fire to homes and communities and restore old-growth habitat.
- And each year we take hundreds of Oregonians on free hikes, camp outs and backpacking trips to explore and enjoy our old-growth heritage.
Follow these links to find out more about the threats to Oregon's old-growth forests and our work to protect them:
Common sense vision for Oregon forests
Western Oregon BLM backyard forests
Eastern Oregon - Land of the Ponderosa
Defending the Northwest Forest Plan
Forests and energy development