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

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

News Releases

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...
Jun 05, 2014
Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks announced that OR-18 a wolf originally collared as a member of Oregon’s Snake River Pack was found illegally killed in the Burnt Fork area of the Bitterroot Valley...
Jun 04, 2014
The conservation group Oregon Wild joined wildlife appreciators around the world in cheering the news that Oregon’s famous wandering wolf (known as OR7 or Journey) indeed has pups. Photos of two pups...
May 12, 2014
The conservation group Oregon Wild cheered today’s release of trail camera images and GPS collar data that indicate OR-7, Oregon’s famous wandering wolf, may have found a mate.  The new data,...
Apr 24, 2014
Today three conservation groups, Audubon Society of Portland, Oregon Wild and WaterWatch of Oregon filed litigation in Federal Court to compel the US Fish and Wildlife Service to produce a much-...
Mar 31, 2014
More than 460,000 Americans filed official comments calling on the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) to scrap its controversial proposal to remove federal protections from the gray wolf and...
Mar 04, 2014
Eight conservation groups filed a petition with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today seeking Endangered Species Act protection for silvery phacelia, a rare plant that grows on a 130-mile stretch...
Feb 27, 2014
Earlier this week, neighboring landowners discovered a mudslide in the "experimental" Buck Rising clearcut logging project on public lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management in Douglas County...

Press Clips

Jun 16, 2014 Medford Mail Tribune
On this Father's Day, Oregon has a special new father to congratulate and welcome: OR-7, a lone wolf no longer, now a proud papa. Millions of people around the world have followed OR-7's saga, as...
Jun 12, 2014 OPB News
The nation’s original waterfowl refuge may be too dry this year to provide much hospitality for migratory birds arriving in the Klamath Basin. You could blame it on the region’s prolonged drought....
Tule Lake leaseland agriculture (photo by Brett Cole)
Apr 25, 2014 OPB News
Oregon conservation groups are going to court to pressure a federal wildlife agency into completing its overdue plan for managing six wildlife refuges in the Klamath Basin, which straddles the Oregon...
Apr 11, 2014 The Oregonian
Twenty years ago, the Northwest Forest Plan sought to resolve the timber wars. Has it worked? We think so. It's important to recall that gridlock plagued the Northwest during the late 1980s and early...
Mar 27, 2014 OPB News
After heavy rains triggered fatal landslides in 1996, Oregon rewrote its rules on where logging can happen in landslide-prone areas. Oregon forestry rules now say you can’t log in areas with where...
Mar 27, 2014 Sustainable Business Oregon
It was with mixed emotions that I learned earlier this month that the Rough and Ready logging mill in Josephine County was reopening after a nearly year-long closure ("With 67 jobs in tow, Cave...
Mar 27, 2014 Associated Press
MEDFORD — The wandering wolf dubbed OR-7 has long exceeded his 15 minutes of fame. And despite intense public interest, he could soon fade from the spotlight. The Global Positioning System collar...
the wolf
Mar 13, 2014 Eastern Oregon
A possible new wolf pack is roaming Eastern Oregon after wildlife biologists confirmed finding tracks from five animals near Medical Springs in Union County. The Oregon Department of Fish &...