Each year, KS Wild’s Annual Dinner attracts supporters from all corners of the Klamath-Siskiyou. Our annual gathering and benefit supports conservation efforts across southwest Oregon and northwest California, and on October 1st, more than 300 guests and volunteers packed the Historic Ashland Armory for the 12th Annual Dinner for the Wild.

In honor of the big trees and wild rivers of the region, Melissa Matthewson and John Fisher-Smith shared short stories that illustrated a profound love of the wild places of the Klamath-Siskiyou. While Melissa read her own piece, Awe, John was generous to stand in for Pepper Trail, who penned The Mountains of Paradox. 

We extend heartfelt gratitude to all of you who helped make this year’s Annual Dinner one of our most successful! More than 120 artists, farms, local businesses, and recreational outfitters contributed to this year’s Annual Dinner. Volunteers donated their time and energy. We would especially like to thank AZ Catering and Events, Momentum River Expeditions, and Full Circle Real Estate for their support, and the wonderful Maria Kelly for being emcee extraordinaire! 

In all, your generous support helped raise more than $50,000 for KS Wild’s conservation campaigns!