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New license plate will fund efforts to safeguard Oregon's wildlife

Rendering of the new "Watch for Wildlife" license plate, coming out May 4.
Oregon DMV.
Rendering of the new "Watch for Wildlife" license plate, coming out May 4.

Efforts to support nature conservation across Oregon -as well as promote awareness of wildlife on the roads – will get a boost starting next month.

The Oregon DMV begins issuing a new license plate May 4. Sales of the “Watch for Wildlife” plates will help support the Oregon Wildlife Foundation.

”It features a mule deer and a beautiful image of Mt. Hood in the background," DMV spokesperson Lauren Mulligan told KLCC. "One of the benefits that the Oregon Wildlife Foundation is hoping to promote through the charitable donation with the plate sales, is to increase wildlife crossings over highways.”

The “Watch for Wildlife” license plates are available for passenger cars only. Starting May 4, people can order them online on the Oregon DMV’s website, or at a DMV field office.

Oregon auto dealerships will also take orders with any purchased car.

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Brian Bull joined the KLCC News Team in June 2016. In his 25+ years as a public media journalist, he's worked at NPR, Twin Cities Public Television, South Dakota Public Broadcasting, Wisconsin Public Radio, and ideastream in Cleveland. His reporting has netted dozens of accolades, including four national Edward R. Murrow Awards (22 regional), the Ohio Associated Press' Best Reporter Award, Best Radio Reporter from the Native American Journalists Association, and the PRNDI/NEFE Award for Excellence in Consumer Finance Reporting.
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