Our Mission: Oregon Wild works to protect and restore Oregon’s wildlands, wildlife and waters as an enduring legacy for all Oregonians. Founded in 1974, Oregon Wild (formerly the Oregon Natural Resources Council or ONRC) has been instrumental in securing permanent legislative protection for some of Oregon's most precious landscapes, including nearly 1.7 million acres of Wilderness, 95,000 acres of forests in Bull Run/Little Sandy watersheds (to safeguard the quality of Portland's water supply) and almost 1,800 miles of Wild and Scenic Rivers. As a leader in the national grassroots campaign for conservation of roadless areas in our national forests, Oregon Wild helped secure administrative protections for more than 58 million acres of spectacular roadless areas across the country. Our wilderness, old-growth forest and clean rivers/watersheds programs protect pristine drinking water, unparalleled recreation opportunities and fish and wildlife habitat across Oregon. With a staff of 14, including regional coordinators, Oregon Wild's strength is its active grassroots citizen network. Through the power of 3,000 members, over 11,000 e-mail activists and dozens of active volunteers, Oregon Wild works to maintain environmental laws, while building broad community support for our campaigns.
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Tuesday, August 6, 2013 at 2pm through Tuesday, August 20, 2013 at 3pm
2pm through Tuesday, August 20 at 3pm
Organization: Oregon Wild, 5825 N. Greeley Ave, Portland, OR 97217 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Find adventure in the perfect shot. The Oregon Wild Outdoor Photo Contest is back for its ninth year and better than ever! Crater Lake and Mount Hood, the Wild Rogue and the John Day, have all helped amateur and professional photographers alike win big. This summer, YOU could get that winning shot by exploring Oregon’s wild places! Oregon Wild, a nonprofit organization founded in 1974 which works to protect and restore Oregon's wildlands, wildlife and waters as an enduring legacy for all Oregonians, is now accepting submissions for the ninth annual Oregon Wild Outdoor Photo Contest! The submission window runs through September 20, 2013 and information on how to submit photographs can be found at http://www.oregonwild.org/photo-contest. The contest is open to amateur and professional photographers of all ages (don’t worry all you novices; amateurs have won more often than the pros!). Submissions will be accepted in four different categories: Wildlands, Wildlife, Waters and Endangered Places. The requirements for this year's categories for the Outdoor Photo Contest are: • Wildlands— Photos must be of federal public lands in Oregon. This includes National Forest and BLM lands (including designated Wilderness and National Scenic areas), National Parks, National Wildlife Refuges, National Grasslands, and National Monuments. Images featuring recreation are acceptable and encouraged. Photos from state and local public lands, or private lands, are not eligible. • Wildlife—photos taken of native Oregon species in their native habitat (including fish) • Waters— Photos must be of pristine, undeveloped waterways in Oregon. This includes rivers, lakes, streams, waterfalls and wetlands. Images featuring recreation are acceptable and encouraged. • Endangered Places— photos taken of Western Oregon’s beautiful Backyard Forests. Photos must be taken somewhere in the 2.6 million acres of western Oregon’s forestlands managed by the Bureau of Land Management. These BLM backyard forests areas are at risk from proposals to privatize management, remove environmental protections for clean water and wildlife, and greatly increase clear-cutting. The forests, streams, rivers, and recreation areas on these lands safeguard our clean water, provide habitat for Oregon salmon and wildlife, and include some of the last remaining old-growth forests in the United States. The photo contest homepage on the Oregon Wild website has additional resources for discovering these unique parts of the state. Contest winners will be announced at an unveiling event, Call of the Wild, on Friday, October 18, 2013 at the Union/Pine. Great prizes will be given away to winning photographers, with prints of the winning photos auctioned off to support the conservation mission of Oregon Wild.