Take Your Love of Bend a Step Further

Pledge for the Wild

Make a Pledge For the Wild

And give back to Bend.

Famous for both its outdoor activities and pristine beauty, the city of Bend, Oregon has been dubbed the “outdoor playground of the West” for a thousand good reasons. Visitors and locals alike enjoy world-class skiing at Meissner Nordic, fat-biking at Wanoga, fly-fishing on the Deschutes River, hiking and snowshoeing among the mountains of the Three Sisters Wilderness, and mountain biking in Deschutes National Forest, just to name a few.

Whether you’re just traveling through, a frequent visitor, or you call Bend home, we encourage you to take pause and consider the people and organizations that make these recreation opportunities possible. Who builds and maintains trails and parking areas, gets up before dawn on a January morning to groom the ski track, hangs signs, and clears blowdown?

Pledge For the Wild

Make a contribution to Pledge for the Wild and make a direct tax-deductible donation to the people and organizations that work to protect, steward and create sustainable recreational resources and outdoor experiences in Bend’s backyard.

Pledge for the Wild, is a group of mountain towns supporting responsible tourism in wild places, and is committed to proactively sharing outdoor principles and responsible tourism practices while creating a direct channel to give back. Your donation will go directly to The Deschutes Trails Coalition, supporting trails in Bend’s backyard.

How You Can Give

To Donate:
Text WILD4BEND to 44321
We recommend donating $1 per hour for time spent in Central Oregon’s outdoors

Looking for more ways to give? Book the Pledge for the Wild Package at the Element Hotel in Bend. You will receive a copy of Bend’s photo book Ineffable, two reusable mugs, and the Element will donate $20 to Pledge for the Wild for each night of your stay.