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Oregon Wild

Protecting and restoring Oregon’s wildlands, wildlife, and water. Current campaigns focus on permanent protection of wilderness, old-growth forests, and Klamath Basin National Wildlife Refuges.
5825 North Greeley Avenue, Portland, OR 97217
Phone: (503) 283-6343 | Fax: (503) 283-0756
What does a $100 contribution do for this organization?
We recognize that donors are able to contribute on a variety of levels. Below we offer a glimpse of how Oregon Wild puts our members' dollars to work every day! $10: 15 Mount Hood Wilderness Brochures to illustrate the importance of designating new wilderness $20: One-minute radio spot to defend the forests of the Siskiyou Wild Rivers Area $26: Roll of Geographic Information Systems map paper to show the importance of key roadless areas $45: Gas and mileage to monitor old-growth timber sale $200: Lighthawk flight for aerial surveys of threatened roadless areas and drinking watersheds $300: Roundtrip airfare to Washington, D.C. to defend key environmental safeguards $2,000: Legal expenses to protect Zane Grey Roadless Area $8,200: Full-page ad in The Oregonian to educate the public about defending Oregon’s forests
Why does this donor support this organization?
"Oregon Wild has been advocating for Oregon’s Wild Places for over 30 years and its long list of successes have become legend in environmental circles. It’s very possible that your favorite wild area is protected because of Oregon Wild’s work. This protective aggressiveness was what attracted me to become a member over 25 years ago when I became aware of the organization's work to permanently protect the lands around my favorite area, Waldo Lake. Over the years Oregon Wild hasn’t rested on its laurels, it continues to fight an uphill battle with both government and private interests to protect what little remains of our natural legacy." - Gary Guttormsen

Our Mission

Founded in 1974, Oregon Wild's mission is to aggressively protect and restore Oregon’s wildlands, wildlife and waters as an enduring legacy.

Our Accomplishments

Oregon Wild has been instrumental in securing permanent legislative protection for some of Oregon’s most precious landscapes, including nearly 1.5 million acres of Wilderness, 95,000 acres of Bull Run/Little Sandy forests (protected to provide municipal water supplies) and almost 1,700 miles of Wild and Scenic Rivers.

Leading the national grassroots charge for conservation of roadless areas in our national forests, Oregon Wild helped secure administrative protections for over 58 million acres of spectacular roadless areas across the country.

Our Programs & People

Our wilderness, old-growth forest and Klamath Basin programs protect pristine drinking water, unparalleled recreation opportunities, and fish and wildlife habitat across Oregon.

Through the power of nearly 5,000 members, and over 2,500 e-mail activists and volunteers, Oregon Wild works to maintain environmental laws, while building broad community support for our campaigns.  With a staff of fifteen, including regional coordinators who live and work in each corner of Oregon, Oregon Wild’s strength is its active grassroots citizen network.

Join Us

Oregon Wild is an educational, scientific and charitable organization dependent upon private donations and citizen support.  Memberships and contributions are tax-deductible.

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