Volunteer with Cascadia Wildlands,
become a WildCAT!

Learn. Participate. Advocate. Activate.

 

The Cascadia Action Team (aka WildCAT) is what we call all our volunteers who support our ongoing conservation campaigns through education, outreach, advocacy, and hands-on action.

Sign-Up for the WildCAT email list to receive program updates and opportunities to get involved.

Get connected with WildCAT at our next meeting:

Every Third Wednesday of the Month from 6-7:30pm
at the Cascadia Wildlands Office
120 Shelton McMurphey Blvd, Suite 240, Eugene.

* * *In-Person meetings are canceled until further notice due to COVID-19. However, you can join us for online WildCAT Meetings on Zoom! REGISTER HERE

* The definition of a WildCAT: members of the Cascadia Action Team, a diverse group of volunteers who embody the spirit of their namesake; a wildcat is any various small or medium-sized cat, such as a lynx, noted for its ferocity — fierceness is understood to be the showing of heartfelt and powerful intensity of action.

What do WildCATs do?

We at Cascadia Wildlands are continually grateful for our many and varied volunteers. These dedicated individuals continually amaze us by jumping in and helping us with our work and ensuring that we are able to do even more with our precious resources. Our volunteers staff our events and gather timber sale data during field-checking trips. They provide us with technical expertise and take our supporters on hikes to the faraway places we protect. They make our social networks hum and our campaign actions click. We know that your time is your most valuable asset and we depend on passionate people like you to help us educate the public about our conservation efforts.

Key volunteers lead hikes to areas we are working to safeguard (Tim Giraudier).

WildCAT members help run our outreach table at awesome community events such as the Mt Pisgah Mushroom Festival, the Public Interest Environmental Law Conference, the Oregon Country Fair, the Northwest String Summit, and the Whiteaker Block Party. Members of WildCAT are also plugged in to exciting opportunities to take action from attending rallies to speaking with lawmakers, learning how to write letters to the editor and leading hikes through threatened public land. There are countless ways to get involved and we are always seeking dedicated, reliable and passionate folks to become part of our WildCAT team!

Other ways to Volunteer:

  • Crafting and Mailing Parties: We’re known for having fun and unique tabling materials at our outreach events, mostly in the form of our signature wolf ears or owl masks that we’ve brought to Oregon Country Fair in past years. We make it all ourselves with the help of many community members who bring their knack for crafting to our aid. Our mailing parties may not have the same creative flair as our crafting events, but we provide great conversation, snacks and refreshments.
  • Data Entry: At each outreach event we meet new people excited by our work who want to connect with us in the future. We have a database where all this information is stored and kept up-to-date that needs maintenance after each one of these events.

Give Us a Call! 

If any of these opportunities excite you, contact us at 541-434-1463 or send an email to our Grassroots Organizer, Dylan Plummer at dylan@cascwild.org. We’ll help find a fit for your interests and schedule.