Sportsmen have been fighting for years to move these conservation priorities across the finish line   The Senate has just passed a comprehensive energy reform bill that includes key conservation provisions to benefit fish, wildlife, and sportsmen’s access. This is a true bipartisan achievement that highlights our uniquely American conservationContinue Reading

U.S. Rep. Greg Walden (R-Hood River) announced that he has secured language in the final congressional transportation agreement to help improve roads and bridges in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area (NSA). The long-term, bipartisan transportation agreement between the Senate and the House reauthorizes and reforms federal highway, transit,Continue Reading

Divide Camp (dividecamp.org), a 501c3 nonprofit dedicated to serving Post 9-11 combat wounded veterans, is seeking applicants who would participate in wilderness activities in Northeast Oregon.   Travel expenses and accommodations are provided to the veteran guests who visit the former elk hunting camp located in Wallowa County.   FromContinue Reading

The Oregon Tourism Commission, dba Travel Oregon, is re-launching the state’s most successful marketing campaign to date: “The 7 Wonders of Oregon.” Introduced last spring, the campaign contributed to nearly 10 percent growth in statewide lodging revenue in 2014 over 2013, according to STR, Inc. What’s more, Travel Oregon’s fanContinue Reading

Landowners gain greater regulatory certainty under innovative, voluntary program; Nearly all Oregon’s greater sage-grouse habitat on private, state and federal lands now have conservation agreements.   Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell today joined Oregon Governor Kate Brown and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Deputy Under Secretary Ann Mills toContinue Reading

BAKER CITY, OREGON – The Wallowa-Whitman National Forest is proud to be partnering with the Mt. Adams Institute to provide jobs for Veterans around the Forest. The VetsWork program is an eleven month career development internship program for Veterans who have an interest in natural resource management. The program offersContinue Reading

This year’s challenge commemorates Friends’ 35 years of work protecting a unique American natural treasure Friends of the Columbia Gorge is launching the 35 & Gorgeous hike challenge this month. This year’s challenge offers something for everyone, from outdoor enthusiasts and day-hikers to families and community groups! The challenge invitesContinue Reading