As 2013 comes to a close, it’s a time to reflect and a time to make those year-end contributions to non-profit organizations. This year, Mountain Rose Herbs’ is honoring Oregon Wild with a matching gift of $5000. We will match your individual donation dollar for dollar through December 31, 2013!
Thinking back to this summer, Mountain Rose Herbs sponsored Oregon Wild’s 4th Annual Wolf Rendezvous! Nine adventurers, two Oregon Wild staffers, and other experts in the field, trekked around the northeast corner of Oregon for four days, immersing themselves and learning about the people, plants, predators, and history of the area.
“When we led our first Rendezvous, there were far less than 20 wolves in the entire state and ours was the first trip of its kind. Since then, Oregon has become home to over 50 wolves, the trip has generated positive attention for wolves around the country, and one of our first participants is starting a responsible ecotourism outfit focused on wildlife in Wallowa County. Mountain Rose Herbs has played a big role in supporting that evolution and we appreciate it very much!” – Rob Klavins, Wildlands & Wildlife Advocate for Oregon Wild
2013 Highlights and Accomplishments:
- Legislation to protect 58,000 acres of wilderness and 93 miles of wild and scenic rivers around the Rogue River in Oregon passed the US House and US Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.
- Successfully negotiated a legal settlement with Oregon Dept of Fish and Wildlife, giving Oregon the most progressive wolf conservation plan in the nation.
- Passed Senate Bill 838 in the Oregon legislature to limit noisy and polluting suction dredge mining, protecting key salmon habitat across the state and reducing the number of suction dredge mining permits by two-thirds.
- Led nearly 40 wildflower, mushroom, wildlife viewing, snowshoe, and old-growth hikes to protected and proposed wilderness areas in Oregon, educating over 600 people who signed up!
Please join Oregon Wild and help keep this a special place to live, work, and play by supporting their conservation work.