Oregon Wild's mission is to protect and restore Oregon's wildlands, wildlife, and waters as an enduring legacy for future generations.
Bottom Line for Portland
We work to protect the wild places that Portlanders depend on for clean drinking water, outdoor recreation, critical wildlife habitat, and defense against climate change. Building off past victories to protect Portland’s drinking water source and 200,000+ acres of new Wilderness (the majority of which encompass Mount Hood and the Columbia River Gorge), we're working to expand protections for these special areas by leading a coalition towards legislation to set a new vision for conservation, recreation, and equity on Oregon's most popular national forest. We actively work to protect and defend the forests across Oregon and the PNW that offer tremendous cultural value to indigenous peoples and outdoor recreation opportunities to nature enthusiasts.
“If you like to hike, camp, fish, or ski in Oregon on Mount Hood and in the Columbia Gorge, support Oregon Wild. Their hard work keeps Oregon a special place to live, work, and play.”
- William Sullivan, guidebooks author
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Oregon Wild’s deep commitment to justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion is a central component of our strategic plan and is integrated into each and every one of our conservation campaigns. To push back against hate, Oregon Wild and partners released the Smokescreen report to expose the alarming ties between the pro-logging, industry-funded group Timber Unity and factions of far-right extremism, including white supremacists, Proud Boys, and QAnon conspiracy theorists. Over the last year, we’ve launched our Systemic Racism in the Outdoors webcast series to elevate the voices of BIPOC experts and highlight the need to address racism on public lands.
Any donors contributing $40 or more will be entered into a drawing to receive one of five gift cards from Oregon Brewshed Alliance member breweries.
The Oregon Brewshed Alliance representing 50+ breweries across Oregon who value clean water and strong forest protections,