Oregon Wildlife has been an important part of preserving the Oregon we all love for over thirty years. Through partnerships with other nonprofits, private industry, and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, we’ve directed millions of dollars to projects around our State aimed at conserving fish, wildlife, and the natural habitat that makes Oregon so special. Oregon Wildlife was established in 1981 by business leaders and the Oregon Fish & Wildlife Commission (now the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife) to accept donations for and provide funding to fish, wildlife, and public access projects throughout Oregon. A few of our more notable efforts include a fund raising campaign in 1983-85 to purchase frontage along the lower 17 miles of the Deschutes River, an emergency wildlife feeding program in 1996 to counter exceptionally harsh winter weather, a decade-long effort to restore salmon habitat in coastal and Willamette valley streams during the 1990’s, and a fund raising effort in 2007 to support the restoration of Diamond Lake.

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