Defend Whychus-Deschutes

Last month Rep. Greg Walden’s bill to remove protection from public lands in Whychus-Deschutes passed the House. Now, it is up to Oregon’s Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley to stop this attack on Whychus-Deschutes and help come up with a solution that will permanently protect places like Alder Springs and Steelhead Falls while also making nearby communities safer from wildfire.

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Great Horned Owls and Western Screech Owls

Great Horned Owls and Western Screech Owls

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Swallowtail

Swallowtail

The Oregon Swallowtail butterfly is the official state insect of Oregon and a true native of the Pacific Northwest. The Swallowtail can be seen in the lower sagebrush canyons of the Columbia River and its tributaries, including the Snake River drainage area.  Source: State Symbols USA

Latin name: Papilio oregonius

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Central Oregon’s “Backyard Wilderness”

Central Oregon’s “Backyard Wilderness”

Our quest to protect the Oregon Badlands

Located just 15 miles east of Bend, Oregon Badlands is a 30,000-acre wilderness area filled with fascinating lava flows and ancient juniper trees Arriving in the Badlands, so named for its rugged and harsh terrain, can feel like stepping

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