A moose wades up the North Fork Umatilla, USFS photo
2020 was a tough year, and there are still many challenges ahead of us. However, we’ve already seen some substantial successes and victories in 2021:
The Jordan Cove project that could jeopardize public lands, water, and wildlife across a swath of southwest Oregon has been dealt several, “potentially fatal” setbacks.
Nearly 1000 Oregon Wild activists supported a petition declaring Waldo Lake and Crater Lake Outstanding Resource Waters in 2019 and 2020, a designation that was granted earlier this year.
Oregon Wild and our allies prevailed in litigation defending Great Grey Owl habitat on BLM forests in Southwestern Oregon, and set a possible new precedent that could protect rare and sensitive species across Oregon.
In addition to introducing the historic River Democracy Act, Oregon Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley are supporting efforts to safeguard roadless wildlands and, with Representative Earl Blumenauer, pushing for an investigation of the corrupt decision by the exiting Trump administration to roll back millions of acres of spotted owl habitat protections.
While there will assuredly be setbacks in the coming months, this is a great start to the year, and none of it would be possible without you. Thank you for all you do in support of Oregon’s wildlands, wildlife, and waters!