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

News Releases

Jan 28, 2016
OREGON - Oregon Wild and Oregon Environmental Council are proud to announce the Weekend for Water campaign January 28th, 30-31st, 2016. As part of a campaign to promote the connection between clean...
Jan 13, 2016
OREGON - Rallies supporting Malheur National Wildlife Refuge and public lands will be held across Oregon Tuesday, January 19th at noon. The public is invited to join this statewide event expressing...
Jan 04, 2016
Statement of Sean Stevens, Executive Director of Oregon Wild, on the armed occupation of Malheur National Wildlife Refuge: “America’s public lands -- our National Parks, National...
Dec 28, 2015
Three conservation groups filed a legal challenge  today to the removal of protection from gray wolves under Oregon's Endangered Species Act. According to the challenge, the 4-2 decision by the...
Nov 09, 2015
Oregon Wild Executive Director Sean Stevens' statement following the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) Commission's vote to strip Oregon's 81 gray wolves of endangered species protections...
Oct 29, 2015
A group of leading independent scientists this week voiced their opposition to a plan to remove state protections from Oregon’s wolves, saying the estimated population of only 83 wolves cannot be...
Oct 20, 2015
Oregon Wild released the following statement following news that OR-22, a collared gray wolf dispersed from the Umatilla River pack, had been shot and killed in Eastern Oregon. An unnamed individual...
Sep 16, 2015
Today, the Oregon State Police Fish and Wildlife Division ...
Sep 14, 2015
PORTLAND – Using a tool developed to study clearcutting of tropical rainforests in the developing world, a new analysis has documented the loss of 522,000 acres of forest cover in Western Oregon...
Sep 10, 2015
PORTLAND, Ore – Today, Oregon Wild announced the publication of new trail images in Street View in Google Maps, through the ...

Press Clips

Jul 28, 2015 The New York Times
IN the fall of 2013, shortly after fire swept across 257,000 acres of forest and shrub lands near Yosemite National Park in California’s Sierra Nevada, Republicans in the House of Representatives...
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Jul 22, 2015 Portland Tribune
Oregon Brewshed Alliance taps into green ethos, launches education effort You’ve heard about farm-to-table, even farm-to-cone (in artisanal ice cream speak). How about forest-to-pint? It refers to...
Jun 17, 2015 The Daily Astorian
LONG BEACH, WA--June 4th, 2015 Domic acid unlikely to have caused the deaths of two sea otters that washed ashore in Long Beach. Two dead northern sea otters have washed up on Long...
Jun 17, 2015 The Daily Astorian
The last time sea otters were in the public consciousness around the Columbia River estuary and Willapa Bay, the Wright brothers were still learning to fly and the Titanic’s sinking was big news. In...
Jun 09, 2015 Bend Bulletin
Travel Oregon’s enchanting “Seven Wonders” campaign is revving up once again, serving to not only showcase our state’s natural wonders to tourists around the world, but also to remind Oregonians of...
Mar 23, 2015 Tillamook Headlight Herald
State Senator Michael Dembrow and State Representative Lininger introduced legislation this past week seeking to tighten Oregon's regulation of aerial herbicide spraying, described in Rob Davis'...
Jan 26, 2015 Sacramento Bee
We had just begun floating at 6,173 feet above sea level when park ranger Dave Grimes told us to look up at the cliffs surrounding Crater Lake. They top out at 8,159 feet. Look up higher, Grimes said...
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...