WATCH FOR WILDLIFE
Wildlife move throughout their habitat for food, shelter, and to find mates. The roads and highways crisscrossing Oregon make that a dangerous and sometimes fatal journey. Proceeds from the sale of this license plate are dedicated to projects that provide safe passage to wildlife of all kinds throughout Oregon.
This plate features an icon of the American west, mule deer, and Mt. Hood which has become synonymous with Oregon itself. A species already in decline, mule deer are further threatened by collisions with cars and trucks on busy Highway 97 as they migrate to and from their winter range in central Oregon.
DMV met with OWF to approve plate design.
Voucher sales begin. OWF must sell 3,000 license plate vouchers before DMV can put our specialty plate into production.
VOUCHER SALE TIMEFRAME
Our goal is to sell our 3,000 OWF license plate vouchers as quickly as we can! We look forward to updating publicly via social media and the tracker on our website >>>
LOW PLATE NUMBER
Once 3,000 vouchers are sold, we'll be auctioning off reserved spots on the VIP list for plate numbers 00001 - 00020.
REDEEM & PURCHASE PLATES
After all 3,000 vouchers are sold and the DMV receives all voucher purchaser information, plates will be put into production. After production, voucher holders can redeem and purchase plates at the DMV.
We are unable to update our current voucher number daily, but will update on our website when fifty or more new vouchers get purchased.
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FAQS & CONDITIONS
How does this work?
How much does a Watch for Wildlife plate cost?
When will I receive my voucher and Watch for Wildlife plate?
How do I give a Watch for Wildlife plate as a gift?
To give the Watch for Wildlife plate voucher as a gift, you will need the DMV hard copy voucher (see above FAQ). Sign the voucher as Purchaser and complete the bottom “Transfer of Voucher” section in the name of the person receiving the gift. Be sure that you also sign as Transferor in this section.
Can I customize my Watch for Wildlife plate?
Yes! Like other Oregon license plates, the Watch for Wildlife plate may be customized for an additional DMV charge. Applications for custom plates will be accepted by DMV once the plates go on sale.
Can I transfer my current custom plate configuration to a custom Watch for Wildlife plate?
Yes! You are able to maintain your current custom configuration on a Watch for Wildlife plate for an additional DMV charge. Applications for replacement custom plates will be accepted by DMV once the Watch for Wildlife plates go on sale.
I do not live in or have a registered vehicle in the state of Oregon. Can I purchase a souvenir plate?
Watch for Wildlife plates are only available for passenger vehicles registered in the State of Oregon. Souvenir or sample plates are not available.
How can I secure a low number plate?
The bidder must qualify for Oregon registration.
The plate has to be issued to a passenger vehicle.
You do not need to have previously purchased a Watch for Wildlife voucher to participate in this auction.
Is the Oregon Wildlife Foundation a trustworthy organization?
The Foundation was established by members of the Fish & Wildlife Commission and business leaders in 1981 to receive donations for and provide funding to fish, wildlife, and public access projects in Oregon. We’ve led numerous public fundraising campaigns over the last 38 years including the purchase of the lower Deschutes River and the restoration of Diamond Lake. Throughout we’ve been and will always be a careful steward of the funds we are entrusted with.
Our financial statements are audited annually and posted to our website. Go to www.myowf.org/financials to review.
How will the funds raised by the sale of the vouchers be used?
Once the Watch for Wildlife plate is in production and available for sale to the general public, how will proceeds from their sale and renewal be used
How will Watch for Wildlife Fund monies be distributed?
We have a long-established grantmaking program and a Projects committee that reviews requests for funding. The Projects committee will determine how Watch for Wildlife Fund monies are awarded to potential projects using our regular grantmaking process.
How will I know how much money the Watch for Wildlife Fund has received and how it was distributed?
The Foundation already publishes its grant awards, from the prior and previous years, on our website. Go to www.myowf.org/grants for more information. With respect to the Watch for Wildlife Fund, we will publish annually, on the grants page of our website, an accounting of the funds we’ve received from license plate fee and renewal sales and how they were distributed to eligible projects.