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Hells Bells, February 2018
You're Invited!
Join us for this fun night of advocacy and fundraising for the Greater Hells Canyon Region! Our first ever Hellraiser will feature a social hour, live music, silent auction, delicious food and beverages, live auction, keynote speaker Trip Jennings, and MORE!
May 4, 2018, 5:30 p.m. @ The Evergreen, Portland, OR
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Wild Connections Receives Meyer Memorial Trust Grant
We’re excited to announce our Wild Connections program has received funding from Meyer Memorial Trust, a private foundation that funds organizations focusing on building community, equitable education, a healthy environment, and housing opportunities. This funding is a welcome affirmation of the importance and relevance of our Wild Connections program. Wild Connections focuses not only on improving wildlife connectivity between the Wenaha-Tucannon Wilderness and Hells Canyon, but also on building connections with people--to our mission area, and to each other. You can learn more about our Wild Connections program on our website

Mudding Season is (Almost!) Here

The snow may be making one last attempt at winter in Eastern Oregon, but the spring thaw is right around the corner. With the thaw come baby animals, tender plant shoots, and vulnerable meadows.
Unfortunately, these wet and malleable meadows are targets for a destructive spring activity: mudding. Mudding can cause permanent damage to public resources (as can driving through streams, wetlands, and other sensitive habitats).
The Wallowa-Whitman and Malheur National Forests have not adopted Travel Management Plans (despite being mandated to do so). When they do so, motorized vehicles will be limited to open roads, trails, and designated areas. In the meantime, motorized vehicles can go pretty much wherever they please, on or off-road.
Please help us document damages to our beloved National Forests. We need the Forest Service to recognize these damages and instate Travel Management Plans. Your documentation will help us make the case that the time to do so is now.
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Row Adventures Offering Discount to GHCC Supporters

River rats, rejoice. ROW Adventures is offering a $200/person discount on their Hells Canyon trips for supporters of our organization. All you have to do is mention GHCC when you book your trip, and the discount is yours! You can check out their Snake River trip here
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GHCC works to connect, protect, and restore an extraordinarily diverse and beautiful wild area and its native inhabitants in the Northwest.  Your support makes our work possible.  Thank you!
~ Darilyn Parry Brown, Executive Director 
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Interesting Bits
  • Many animals are sensitive to roads, part of why road density is such an important piece of managing public lands. Canadian biologist Matt Scrafford is shedding new light on how the elusive wolverine reacts. "Not surprisingly, Scrafford’s team found that wolverines spent as little time as possible near busy roads. But, interestingly, they found that wolverines also had a strong tendency to avoid even lightly used roads. This behavior may be linked to a fear of being exposed to predators while crossing resource roads — particularly wolves, which may use the roads to hunt. This fear might not be unjustified: during his fieldwork, Scrafford found three male wolverines killed by wolves near winter roads." Read the full story here.
Sponsor of the Month:
Thank you to the Jubitz Family Foundation for supporting our conservation work!
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GHCC Wishlist
We're always looking for a few things. Your donation is tax deductible, and helps us save time and money. Thank you!
  • Refrigerator--our office fridge is dying and smells like it already has! 
  • Air purifier
  • 1st class stamps
  • Postcard stamps
Thank you EarthShare Oregon for supporting us through your workplace giving campaigns!  Learn how to donate a portion of your wages to Oregon causes here.
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