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Oregon Wild  Oregon Wild is dedicated to the preservation and protection of Oregon's wildlands, wildlife and waters.

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What a cool project! @suzannemoulton is working with @portlandaudubon to share awareness about the birds of Elliott State Forest through bird ornaments and art projects.
Check out more of @suzannemoulton's work and maybe even sign up to make some of your own. There will be a free Artist Reception from 5-7pm Sept 14 from 5-7 PM.

#artforelliot #birdmemorygame #birdbabynest

The Oregon Wild crew is at tonight's @hillsborohops game to get the word out about protecting public lands! Like if you find Waldo. Go Hops! đź“·: @wanderingnerd #oregonwild #hillsborohops #keepitwild #publiclandsinpublichands #keepitpublic #whereswaldo #oregon

A fantastic hike out to Bluegrass Meadows on the SE shoulder of Mount Hood this last Friday. Join us on one of our guided hikes by signing up at Oregonwild.org/explore-oregon

#ExplOregon #IAmWilderness #PNWonderland

#wildlifewednesday Hyles lineata livornica aka the White Lined Sphinx Moth is one of many special critters depending on the pristine habitat of the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument... #keepitpublic #monumentsforall #cascadesiskiyou #oregon #keeporegonwild #pnwonderland #exploregon đź“˝ @ladymariopdx

Last week, one of our staff found this injured (juvenile!) Golden Eagle in NE Oregon. We dropped it off at Blue Mountain Wildlife in Pendleton and it sounds like the raptor will make a full recovery!
Blue Mountain Wildlife does some incredible work rehabilitating native wildlife. Check them out at bluemountainwildlife.org

#wildlife #oregon #raptors #goldeneagle

Amazing turnout for our public lands forum this week with @theoregondesert @barkformthood @portlandaudubon!

Check out oregonwild.org for more Oregon public lands education and activism events.

The Wild & Scenic Rogue River and Wild Rogue Wilderness is one of the most treasured and iconic landscapes in Oregon.
Sadly, a new bill working its way through Congress actually removes Wilderness and Wild & Scenic protections for this area, and targets some of the oldest trees in the entire state for logging.
The bill also rolls back endangered species act protections and creates a massive loophole allowing some projects nearly 50 square miles in size to skip public process and environmental review. The bill is a logging industry wish list and needs to be stopped!

Learn more and take action against this "Logging without Laws" bill at oregonwild.org
Wild Rogue River photo by Amy Twiest

Journey is a grandpa! Here's one of his grandpups taken by a California Department of Fish and Wildlife trailcam.

OR-7, also known as Journey, became the first #wolf in Western Oregon since 1937, and is currently the breeding male of the Rogue Pack. He has fathered pups for the last three years, and in 2016 one of his adult offspring started the first wolf pack in California in nearly a century!

The Rogues remain the only known wolf pack in Western Oregon after the breeding female of the Silver Springs pair was found killed by a poacher earlier this year.
While the small number of wolves in Western Oregon and California are federally protected by the endangered species act, Oregon wildlife officials, under pressure from the livestock industry, illegally removed gray wolves the the state endangered species list in 2015 when there were around 80 known wolves in the state.

We know you follow this account to see beautiful photos of Oregon’s wildlands, wildlife, and waters, so this may be a little jarring.

Unfortunately, not everything in Oregon is forested mountain tops and clean water streams. Oregon has breathtaking scenery, but it also has the weakest forestry laws in the West, laws that endanger not only our forests and wildlife, but the health of nearby communities. Aerial sprayed clearcuts, monoculture plantations, contaminated drinking water, and landslides are a reality in many Oregon communities, a reality not often featured on Instagram.

There is incredible pressure on our elected officials to “up the cut” on public lands in a way that hurts wildlife, clean water, and our state’s natural beauty. That pressure must be countered by exposing the reality of Oregon’s landscape.

Back in 2013 we tried to run this ad at the Port of Portland exposing Oregon’s weak practices, and criticizing federal legislation that would dramatically increase clearcutting on public lands. The Port of Portland rejected that ad, claiming that an accurate portrayal of Oregon’s forest practices was “political.” After years in courts, and thanks to the hard work of the American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Oregon (ACLU of Oregon), we finally won our free speech case!

This is an important victory, both for free speech and the environment. We should love our state, but rather than greenwash it, work harder to protect it. We hope you agree, and we promise on our next post we’ll get back to featuring the beloved landscapes of Oregon that will help inspire you to stand up and protect our special places and critters!

We're still fighting to protect Cascade-Siskiyou and #Monuments4All!

Visit oregonwild.org and add your voice!

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and the Trump Administration were recently humiliated by a tidal wave of public support for our National Monuments. Overwhelmingly, people from across the country insisted that Bears Ears National Monument and our other special places, like the recently expanded Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument in Oregon, continue to be protected. In an effort to save face, Zinke has extended the comment deadline in hopes of retroactively generating more support for his plan to shrink Bears Ears and attack other monuments. We need to keep the pressure up!
Photo via BLM photographer Bob Wick

#ExplOregon #PNWonderland

Check out this amazing view from the Table Rock #Wilderness. We'll be leading a hike there June 30th, sign up from this and other outdoor adventures at oregonwild.org

Photo by hike leader @the_jelen_wilderness_act
#ExplOregon #IAmWilderness #Oregon #NNW

It’s a once in a lifetime event – and you can enjoy it all while supporting the protection of Oregon’s wild places! Reserve your #eclipse campsite at oregonwild.org today!

Join Oregon Wild and our friends at Peoria Gardens in the solar eclipse “path of totality” for a wild weekend of celestial celebrations. Proceeds from campsite rentals will go to support our work to protect our wildlands, wildlife, and waters. For $400 you’ll get three nights (Saturday through Tuesday) at a spacious campsite for up to six people in a beautiful southern Willamette Valley setting. With the town of Corvallis and plentiful outdoor recreation options nearby (including the river!), Peoria Gardens will make for a perfect eclipse viewing location.

And that’s not all! We’ll have Oregon Wild staff on hand for expert talks and guided trips. Peoria Gardens will host a taco truck and a country swing band on Sunday night. Add in a bonfire and a double feature of movies projected onto the side of the greenhouse, and you’ve got an eclipse weekend filled with fun.

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