When it comes to long-term projects, I tend to make them grand, specific, and full of little intricate details. For me, it’s not just about accomplishing a hiking goal by covering a certain number of miles, it’s also about seeing the world underneath my hiking boots. So while I’m resolved to hike 450 miles within all of Oregon’s Wilderness Areas, I hope to learn about the ecology of the landscape as well. As an outdoorsman and an Oregon Master Naturalist, I’m passionate about my state and what natural wonders it offers. It would take a lifetime to see and learn all that can be found in Oregon. Lucky for me, I’ve got the desire to make a good dent in my own personal quest to explore every ecoregion within it.
So what is an ecoregion? I’ve created a page on this site to help answer this question. Although this is just an introduction to the ecoregions of Oregon, I’ll be posting here on The Wilds Project many updates about my resolution to visit them.