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We are an all-volunteer organization committed to the health and preservation of three Wilderness Areas, and to spreading wilderness ethics to all who visit.

Won’t you join us?

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CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS

Tens of thousands of annual visitors are placing Eagles Nest Wilderness (ENW) at increasing risk of being “loved to death.” Today the US Forest Service rates less than half of ENW as pristine – the purest, most natural state (rollover map). Definitions HERE (pdf)).
While our fiscal condition is sound, we need more volunteers, both in the field but especially to help with administration. Yes, we do need more “boots on the ground” volunteers …
…but we also need to do more back office work in order to help increase our volunteer recruiting and promote the FENW mission.
You can help by working with the FENW Board on any of several new initiatives to expand our ability to preserve our wilderness resources:

FENW CALENDAR

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“BIRDS OF EAGLES NEST WILDERNESS”


The FENW JUNE NEWSLETTER features an essay by Dr. SUSAN BONFIELD about the fascinating lives of migratory birds, the threats they face on their journeys, the history of the Alfred M. Bailey Bird Nesting Area on Rock Creek, and some of the birdiest reasons to love the Eagles Nest Wilderness.

BIKES IN EAGLES NEST WILDERNESS?

The FENW MAY NEWSLETTER features an essay by TIM DRESCHER about the growing cry to allow mountain bikes in Wilderness Areas.


HELP PROTECT PUBLIC LANDS


After the Malheur Occupation
FENW President Currie Craven wondered if the occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge could happen here. In this thoughtful and passionate essay (rollover below), he presents FENW’s stance on the issue of Public Land ownership. A pdf version is HERE


THE WOEFUL BUDGET OF THE USFS

BACKGROUND: 2016 USFS budget fails to stanch the hemorrhage: The magnificent White River National Forest – which includes all three Wildernesses that FENW helps look after – is being bled to death. In the dozen years after 2003, annual visits increased by 44 percent (to 13 million)…