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Wildlife & Habitat

These conservation groups are dedicated to the protection of our native wildlife and their habitats.

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Wildlife depend on us to allow them to continue to live and thrive in harmony with their environment. The following groups strive to protect wildlife from encroachment, habitat degradation, poisoning, and extermination. These groups use methods such as public education, direct advocacy, research, and permanent habitat protection.

American Rivers -- Protecting and restoring healthy natural rivers and the variety of life they sustain for the benefit of people, fish, and wildlife. Learn more...
Audubon Society of Portland -- Our mission is to promote the enjoyment, understanding and protection of native birds, other wildlife and their habitats. Learn more...
Beyond Pesticides/National Coalition Against the Misuse of Pesticides -- Preventing pesticide poisoning of our environment, homes, workplaces, schools, food, and water through a practical information clearinghouse on toxic hazards and non-chemical pest control. Learn more...
Conservation Fund -- Preserving America’s outdoor heritage of wetlands, wildlife habitat, greenways, and open space. 96% of funds go directly to mission; more than 3.4 million acres protected since 1985. Learn more...
Conservation International -- Applying innovations in science, economics, policy, and community participation to protect the Earth’s richest regions of biodiversity, major tropical wilderness areas, and key marine ecosystems. Learn more...
Defenders of Wildlife -- Working since 1947 to save America’s precious wild animals and threatened habitat for our children and future generations through education, citizen action, and scientific research. Learn more...
Earthjustice -- Earthjustice is a non-profit public interest law organization dedicated to protecting the magnificent places, natural resources, and wildlife of this earth, and to defending the right of all people to a healthy environment. Learn more...
Environmental Defense Fund -- Designing practical, long-term strategies to protect wildlife, natural resources, safeguard clean air, water, and human health. Employs scientists, economists and attorneys. Learn more...
Forest Service Employees for Environmental Ethics -- FSEEE holds the Forest Service accountable for responsible land stewardship. We work to protect your national forests, wildlife habitat, wilderness, and rivers by reforming the U.S. Forest Service through advocacy, education, and whistleblower protection. Learn more...
Freshwater Trust -- The Freshwater Trust actively works to preserve and restore our freshwater ecosystems. Learn more...
Friends of Trees -- We bring people together to plant and care for city trees and green spaces. Learn more...
Institute for Applied Ecology -- The mission of the Institute for Applied Ecology is to conserve native ecosystems through restoration, research and education. Learn more...
Izaak Walton League of America -- Working to protect America’s air, waters, woods, and wildlife habitat through education, advocacy, and fostering strong outdoor ethics. Constituents are solutions-oriented conservationists and outdoor enthusiasts. Learn more...
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research, Education and Conservation -- Works to create healthy ecosystems, promote sustainable livelihoods and nurture new generations of committed, active citizens around the world. Learn more...
KS Wild -- The Klamath-Siskiyou Wildlands Center (KS Wild for short) is an advocate for the forests, waters, and wildlife of the Klamath and Rogue River basins of southwest Oregon and northwest California. We use environmental law, science, collaboration, education, and grassroots organizing to defend healthy ecosystems and help build sustainable communities. Learn more...
McKenzie River Trust -- The McKenzie River Trust protects and cares for special lands and the rivers that flow through them in western Oregon. We are committed to a future in which intact, functioning ecosystems provide clean water, abundant fish and wildlife, and productive natural landscapes throughout western Oregon. Learn more...
National Fish & Wildlife Foundation -- We work with both the public and private sectors to protect and restore our nation’s fish, wildlife, plants and habitats. Learn more...
National Parks Conservation Association -- Preserving national parks from the Grand Canyon to Gettysburg; protecting endangered wildlife and cultural sites; promoting new parks; and defending against pollution, inappropriate development, and overcrowding. Learn more...
National Wildlife Federation -- NWF connects people to wildlife through education and outreach, inspiring them to protect, preserve, and restore America's natural resources for wildlife and for our children’s future. Learn more...
Native Plant Society of Oregon -- Dedicated to the enjoyment, conservation, and study of Oregon’s native plants and habitats. Learn more...
Natural Resources Defense Council -- Defending embattled wilderness, rivers, clean air, coasts, and wildlife across America and around the globe. Saved Baja’s whales, Canada’s spirit bears, and California’s sequoias. Learn more...
Nature Conservancy in Oregon -- The mission of The Nature Conservancy is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. The Nature Conservancy has helped protect more than 500,000 acres of important habitats in Oregon. Learn more...
Northwest Center for Alternatives to Pesticides -- The Northwest Center for Alternatives to Pesticides (NCAP) combines outreach, education, advocacy and organizing to protect community and environmental health and inspire the use of ecologically sound solutions to reduce the use of pesticides. Learn more...
Opal Creek Ancient Forest Center -- Promoting conservation through educational experiences in wilderness. Learn more...
Oregon Natural Desert Association -- Working to protect, defend, restore Oregon's high desert for over 25 years Learn more...
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. Learn more...
Peregrine Fund -- Saving eagles, condors, falcons, and other endangered birds through research, breeding, and conservation programs; preserving rainforests; educating children and adults about nature and science. Learn more...
Rails-to-Trails Conservancy -- Converting thousands of miles of unused railroad corridors into public trails for walking, bicycling, hiking, skating, horseback riding, cross-country skiing, wildlife habitats, and nature appreciation. Learn more...
Rainforest Alliance -- Protecting the environment and rainforest for people, plants and animals. Since 1987, has improved lives of 65,000+ farm workers and conserved 30,000,000+ acres in 60+ countries. Learn more...
SCA - Student Conservation Association -- Volunteering in parks, forests, and refuges nationwide to build trails, save wildlife, and help visitors. Over 1,200,000 hours of environmental service yearly, with high school and college. Learn more...
Sierra Club, Oregon Chapter -- Fighting to preserve wilderness and protect environmental quality worldwide through a powerful combination of education, scientific research, publishing, and litigation. Learn more...
Trust For Public Land -- The Trust for Public Land conserves land for people to enjoy as parks, gardens and other natural places, ensuring livable communities for generations to come. Learn more...
Tualatin Riverkeepers -- Tualatin Riverkeepers empowers people in our community to protect, restore and enjoy the river, streams and wetlands. Tualatin Riverkeepers builds watershed stewardship through public education, access to nature, citizen involvement and advocacy. Learn more...
Wetlands Conservancy -- Protecting and conserving Oregon’s wetlands; training, educating, and providing assistance to landowners, groups and businesses to increase conservation of wetlands. Learn more...
Wilderness Society -- Protecting America’s special wild places from development. Areas include parks, forests, wildlife refuges and other wilderness areas, which belong to all Americans. Learn more...
Wildlife Conservation Society -- In the Pacific West region, (Northern California, Oregon, Washington and Alaska) WCS' goal is to save wildlife and wild lands through conservation of natural ecosystem processes needed to sustain healthy wildlife populations, with special emphasis on large, diverse ecosystems unique to the Pacific West. Learn more...
Willamette Riverkeeper -- Our mission is to make the Willamette River Watershed healthy for fish and wildlife, and safe for fishing and swimming, forever and for all. Learn more...
World Wildlife Fund -- Protecting endangered wildlife and their threatened habitats by providing emergency assistance and long-term support to parks, nature preserves, and anti-poaching activities on five continents. Learn more...
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