Press Room

Since 1974, Oregon Wild has worked to inform and involve the public in the important conservation issues facing our state. America's wildlands, wildlife, and waters belong to all of us, and we believe that the best way to ensure these precious resources are managed responsibly is to keep the public informed.

Explore our Oregon Wild newsletter archive to find out more about our work. 

Press Contacts

Arran Robertson
Communications Associate. Contact Arran for general media inquiries.
Steve Pedery
Conservation Director. Contact Steve with specific questions about Oregon Wild's conservation programs.

News Releases

Jan 27, 2015
Oregon’s Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) announced today that wildlife biologists documented seven breeding pairs of Oregon in 2014, automatically triggering Phase II of the state’s wolf...
Jan 13, 2015
Today, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife released confirmation of a new gray wolf in the Keno Unit in the southwest Cascades. The confirmation is based on a partial photo of a wolf on a trailcam...
Nov 13, 2014
TODAY, Oregon conservation organizations voiced strong concerns over the timing and content of Senator Ron Wyden’s latest O&C lands logging legislation. Oregon Wild and the Oregon Chapter of...
Nov 13, 2014
HOOD RIVER, Ore – Mountain bikers and Wilderness advocates announce an historic agreement that would protect spectacular Wilderness landscapes around Mount Hood and the Columbia River Gorge. These...
Oct 09, 2014
On Friday, October 10th, the Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife (ODFW) Commission will discuss three extremely consequential wolf issues. Below, please find important information and statements...
Aug 19, 2014
Events and activities celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act are planned in Eugene during the week surrounding the September 3rd anniversary. From Wilderness hikes, a happy hour at...
Aug 14, 2014
Forest fires can be a threat to homes and property, but they also play an important role in restoring and maintaining a healthy forest. Here are nine things every Oregonian should know about forest...
Jul 14, 2014
As the summer hiking season kicks into high gear, Oregon Wild has launched a new webpage: “Secrets of Crater...
Jun 25, 2014
More than 75 North American scientists requested today that the President direct his Secretary of Agriculture and Chief of the U.S. Forest Service to craft a National Old Growth Conservation Policy...
Jun 12, 2014
Redwood burl poaching has long been an issue in the Redwood National Park in California, but now a staff person with the conservation group Oregon Wild has discovered burl poaching in a rare redwood...

Press Clips

Jan 16, 2015 The Oregonain
Conservation groups are trying to stop a 259-acre timber sale in Lane County, saying the federal government shut opposition voices out of the approval process and violated environmental law. A...
Jan 15, 2015 Herald and News
Visitation was up dramatically at national parks in 2014, including Crater Lake National Park and Lava Beds National Monument. Unofficial figures show a record 294 million people visited National...
Jan 13, 2015 OPB
The Navy conducts training and testing in a stretch of the Pacific  roughly the size of Montana.  It wants to continue and expand its activities in these waters off the West Coast from Washington to...
Jan 12, 2015 Register-Guard
“Wild,” a film about the emotional and physical journey of hiking the Pacific Crest Trail, debuted in theaters last month. It’s an adaptation of the book by Portland author Cheryl Strayed, and in it...
Dec 19, 2014 Hood River News
It was encouraging to read about the recent story reported in the Hood River News regarding the renewed efforts to protect Mount Hood. At a time when most issues are becoming more polarized, it is...
Dec 09, 2014 Oregonian
The Elliott State Forest appears to be headed toward a sale to a public entity or public-private partnership. First, though, Oregon officials must do homework to determine whether such a move is...
Dec 04, 2014 Associated Press
GRANTS PASS, Ore. –  Scientists have found that, contrary to what many people think, killing wolves does not always reduce attacks on livestock. Researchers at Washington State University found that...
Dec 03, 2014 Mail Tribune
Suction-dredge mining would be banned from streams running through private lands throughout the Rogue River Basin and much of Western Oregon and limited on federal lands under a new state framework...