The Think Wild Blog aims to help you consider wildlife in your day to day choices and take actions to promote native wildlife success. Our goal is to make "Think Wild" an ethos in the High Desert community, ultimately:

  • helping Central Oregonians deepen understanding of wildlife as we share our lands
  • caring for and stewarding these lands (our backyards) for wildlife, as population pressures grow

Blog Posts

Meet the Authors

Payton Johnston, Volunteer since 2015
Hello, my name is Payton Johnston! I am 14 years old and in the 8th grade. I am incredibly passionate about animals and our environment, as well as writing, dance, and photography. I have been volunteering at Think Wild for six years, and it has been a fantastic journey. I look forward to educating a variety of families about our local wildlife with the Think Wild blog. Thank you for reading!
Ginger Berryman, Volunteer since 2020
Ginger grew up in the redwoods of California and found her passion for outdoor education in the same place. She has taught about the outdoors from nearly every angle imaginable: science, nature connection, organic gardening, survival skills, restoration, conservation, recreation, and (of course) wildlife rehabilitation. This passion has taken her all over the world and is what ultimately brought her to Oregon. Ginger now uses these environmental interpretation skills in her freelance writing business to help organizations that are fighting for conservation and connection to nature.