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

Jun 21, 2016
PORTLAND, Ore.-- Conservation groups submitted petitions  today asking the Oregon Department of Fish...
Jun 16, 2016
A public records request for emails and text messages between the staff of Governor Kate Brown and backers of controversial wolf legislation during the 2016 session appear to contradict claims of her...
May 16, 2016
Today, Earthjustice and the Western Environmental Law Center, on behalf of 22 conservation and fishing groups, filed a formal protest with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) objecting to its...
Apr 25, 2016
Volunteers with the conservation organization Oregon Wild discovered dozens of endangered Lost River and short nose suckers trapped and dying in pools below Anderson Rose Dam on Sunday, April 24th.  ...
Apr 22, 2016
Oregon Wild expressed disappointment today in response to Oregon’s Court of Appeals dismissing a legal case...
Apr 20, 2016
America’s cherished public lands are under attack, and a new nationwide campaign is making a stand to keep them in public hands.  With increasing threats to public lands from extremist militants,...
Apr 12, 2016
The Bureau of Land Management today released new plans that guide recreation, wildlife habitat protection, water quality, and logging on 2.6-million acres of federal forests in western Oregon. Home...
Mar 30, 2016
The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) disclosed that they have received a kill request for members of the Imnaha wolf pack in NE Oregon. Oregon’s wildlife agency recently removed state...
Mar 18, 2016
EUGENE, OR — Today, environmental groups Beyond Toxics and Oregon Wild launched a website highlighting the consequences of practices allowed under Oregon’s industrial logging laws on...
Mar 15, 2016
Oregon Wild released the following statement following the signing of the anti-wolf legislation HB 4040 by Oregon Governor Kate Brown: When Governor Kate Brown came into office, she...

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...