Too often, it seems most news about wildlife recovery and efforts to protect imperiled species is doom and gloom. That’s why it’s particularly exciting to share with you good news when it does manage to come our way. Read this month’s newsletter to learn more about these recent (and important) victories!
I’m excited to share with you that our wildlife team has grown! The addition of Alijana (Ally) Fisher, our Wildlife and Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Associate will give us greater capacity to advocate for the protection of Oregon’s wildlife and the places they call home. Welcome Ally!
-- Danielle Moser
The Fish and Wildlife Commission will soon decide whether or not to uplist the marbled murrelet -- a rare nesting seabird -- from threatened to endangered. Please join us for an advocacy training on Monday, June 21st where you’ll craft and submit public comments in support of this imperiled species.
2021 has been a busy year for wildlife advocates in Oregon! Between the state legislature in session, changing of the guard at the Interior Department, litigation, and much more, there’s a lot to tell you about in this month’s wolf pack newsletter.
Let’s start with the bad news first, so that we can end this section on a happy note!
Sadly, on the verge of Wolf Awareness Week (which is next week), we received news that an Oregon wolf in the Wallowa Whitman National Forest was illegally killed. Poaching remains one of the biggest challenges for wolf recovery, and the culture by some hunting groups not to decry it leads to a culture of permissiveness. Until poaching of carnivores is universally condemned, getting justice will continue to be an uphill battle.