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

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...
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...

Press Clips

Aug 09, 2014 The Oregonian
Elk and deer hunters are obsessive about our chosen pastime.  We invest countless hours in scouting and preparing for the fall hunt.  We travel hundreds of miles in search of elk, deer and other game...
Aug 08, 2014 Dallas Morning News
Escaping a grim world of war abroad and inequality at home, I fled with my teenage daughter to the mountains of Oregon to hike the Pacific Crest Trail and commune with more humane creatures. Like...
Aug 06, 2014 Eugene Register Guard
The old-growth Douglas fir featured on our state’s license plate is a powerful image for Oregonians. During the timber wars of the 1980s and early ’90s, bitter political battles were fought over...
Aug 04, 2014 Oregon Public Broadcasting
MYRTLE CREEK, Ore. — The idea behind logging on the Buck Rising timber sale is to take out trees the same way nature does. Bureau of Land Management forester Abe Wheeler touts this method of...
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...