Our 2017 annual benefit was a success thanks to you!


Thank you everyone who came to our Annual Benefit to support Blue Mountains Biodiversity Project’s forest defense work! We are very grateful to each one of you who made this special evening successful. Our Annual Benefit is crucial for helping fund our summer field season each year.

The amazing talents, generosity, hard work, and contributions from all of you are what keep BMBP going—we simply could not be here without you. Everyone’s unique contributions are essential to defending forests on public lands, and to resisting current attacks on the environment. We are proud to have your support, and to be part of such a vibrant, artistic, and inspiring community.

So many heartfelt thanks to the talented musicians who gifted us with their amazing music. Cinderwell, A Stick and A Stone, and Johanna Warren–we were honored and so grateful that you shared your music with us! Many thanks also to all the generous and talented artists who donated raffle prizes and items for the silent auction. We couldn’t have pulled off this lovely evening without all the volunteers who helped us with the benefit—thank you to everyone who helped with serving drinks, washing dishes, and everything in between. We want to extend extra extra special thanks to Brenna Sahatjian and Isobel Charle who worked so hard to organize this fun and successful benefit. They went so far above and beyond to make the evening awesome! Many thanks to the folks who couldn’t join us at the benefit, but donated to help support our field season. We also want to thank the folks at Leaven Community Center—we are grateful to them for sharing their space with us, and for their warm and inclusive support of so many people and community groups.

Our Annual Benefit is critical to our field survey work on public forests in eastern Oregon. Every summer, BMBP volunteers come out with us to camp in the woods and field survey thousands of acres of proposed timber sales and selected grazing allotments. The information we collect in the field helps us stop or significantly modify ecologically harmful projects on public lands, such as destructive logging, livestock grazing, mining, or herbicide use. To read more about our work or learn how to volunteer, please visit our website.

Thank you for all for supporting forest defense in eastern Oregon!

This annual event helps Blue Mountains Biodiversity Project fight destructive timber sales on four National Forests in Eastern Oregon. Funds raised by the benefit help to support our summer field season. Every summer, BMBP volunteers come out to camp in the woods with the directors and field survey thousands of acres of proposed timber sales. The information they collect becomes evidence used in the comments submitted to the Forest Service, and in potential negotiations and litigation.


Thanks you KBOO for sponsoring our event!

The Blue Mountains Biodiversity Project has been working to protect and restore the ecosystems of Eastern Oregon for over 25 years. BMBP works to stop or modify projects on public lands that threaten ecological integrity and biodiversity, such as logging, road building, livestock grazing, herbicide and biocide use, and mining. We work in the Malheur, Ochoco, Umatilla, and Deschutes National Forests. These efforts help protect numerous species, including salmon, wolves, lynx, rare woodpeckers, Pacific fishers, marten, and wolverine.

Thank you for your support; we look forward to seeing you at the benefit!