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

Mar 29, 2017
Today, the conservation organization Oregon Wild praised a group of 19 state lawmakers who sent letters to the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) and Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission...
Mar 21, 2017
A U.S. District Court in Eugene has issued an order requiring the Umpqua National...
Mar 07, 2017
The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) shared consequential news that annual wolf counts confirmed at least 7 breeding pairs of wolves in Eastern Oregon for the third consecutive year....
Feb 27, 2017
Late last Friday, local and partner conservation groups intervened in two lawsuits to protect the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument from challenges brought by timber interests. The Cascade-Siskiyou...
Feb 23, 2017
Oregon Wild today praised central Oregon Rep. Gene Whisnant for withdrawing support for task force...
Feb 14, 2017
Statement from Sean Stevens, Executive Director of Oregon Wild: Oregon has long prided itself on its environmental pedigree, touting its conservation leadership. This perception, some might say...
Jan 18, 2017
Three conservation groups, Audubon Society of Portland, Oregon Wild and WaterWatch of Oregon filed litigation in federal court against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for failure to follow federal...
Jan 01, 2017
In their first day back on the job, the House of Representatives voted for a rule change that would make it easier to give away national public lands. The American people overwhelmingly oppose...
Dec 13, 2016
Today, president-elect Trump’s transition team has hinted that the position of Secretary of the Interior has been offered to Rep. Ryan Zinke, a Congressman from Montana.  It is unclear if he will...
Dec 09, 2016
Oregonians who hike, camp, hunt, or fish in places like Mount Hood National Forest, the Eagle Cap Wilderness, and the Wild Rogue should be shocked and angered by President-elect Donald Trump’s...

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...