Oregon Wild

A Strong Voice of Conservation for Over 40 Years

Protecting Oregon’s wild lands and wildlife


Founded in 1974, Oregon Wild works to protect and restore Oregon’s wildlands, wildlife and waters as an enduring legacy for all Oregonians. Oregon Wild has been instrumental in securing permanent protection for some of Oregon’s most precious landscapes, including 1.7 million acres of Wilderness, 95,000 acres of forests in Portland’s drinking water source, the Bull Run/Little Sandy, and 2,200+ miles of Wild & Scenic Rivers.


The Olseth Family Foundation is excited to be a funder of one of Oregon Wild’s largest campaigns yet, to attain the highest level of protection for a myriad of rivers and public lands. In addition, support will continue to be directed to gray wolf recovery, policy reform toward greater adherence of Oregon’s state wildlife agency conservation mission and the advancement of smart climate policy that protects old-growth forests and modernizes forest practices in the region.


With a staff of 15, our biggest strength is our active grassroots citizen network of 16,000+ supporters. Through years of effective advocacy for our wildlands, wildlife, and waters, Oregon Wild has been called Oregon’s most effective environmental group by both The Oregonian and the Salem Statesman Journal.


For more information on Oregon Wild’s work, please visit: www.oregonwild.org.