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

News Releases

Mar 24, 2015
SALEM, Ore – The Oregon House Committee on Transportation and Economic Development held a hearing on Monday, March 23rd, to consider a range of Oregon specialty license places, including an Oregon...
Mar 23, 2015
Public opposition and a legal challenge from Cascadia Wildlands and Oregon Wild has prompted the Eugene Bureau of Land Management to place on hold its plans to clearcut 259 acres of public lands just...
Mar 17, 2015
A US District Court judge has ruled in favor of conservation groups Oregon Wild and Cascadia Wildlands in their legal challenge of a controversial clearcut logging project on public lands in Douglas...
Mar 05, 2015
 Medford, Ore—A US District Court Judge today issued a preliminary finding ordering the US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) to complete the long overdue “Comprehensive Conservation Plan” for Lower...
Mar 03, 2015
Portland, ORE – Oregon’s leading public lands advocacy organization, Oregon Wild, is seeking nominations for the first annual Tim Lillebo Wildlands Warrior Award. Named after the late Tim Lillebo who...
Feb 24, 2015
The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) updated the state’s known wolf population for 2014. The Agency confirmed at least 77 wolves in 9 packs in the state. That includes 26 pups less than...
Jan 27, 2015
Oregon’s Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) announced today that wildlife biologists documented seven breeding pairs of Oregon in 2014, automatically triggering Phase II of the state’s wolf...
Jan 13, 2015
Today, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife released confirmation of a new gray wolf in the Keno Unit in the southwest Cascades. The confirmation is based on a partial photo of a wolf on a trailcam...
Nov 13, 2014
TODAY, Oregon conservation organizations voiced strong concerns over the timing and content of Senator Ron Wyden’s latest O&C lands logging legislation. Oregon Wild and the Oregon Chapter of...
Nov 13, 2014
HOOD RIVER, Ore – Mountain bikers and Wilderness advocates announce an historic agreement that would protect spectacular Wilderness landscapes around Mount Hood and the Columbia River Gorge. These...

Press Clips

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...
Jan 15, 2015 Herald and News
Visitation was up dramatically at national parks in 2014, including Crater Lake National Park and Lava Beds National Monument. Unofficial figures show a record 294 million people visited National...
Jan 13, 2015 OPB
The Navy conducts training and testing in a stretch of the Pacific  roughly the size of Montana.  It wants to continue and expand its activities in these waters off the West Coast from Washington to...
Jan 12, 2015 Register-Guard
“Wild,” a film about the emotional and physical journey of hiking the Pacific Crest Trail, debuted in theaters last month. It’s an adaptation of the book by Portland author Cheryl Strayed, and in it...
Dec 19, 2014 Hood River News
It was encouraging to read about the recent story reported in the Hood River News regarding the renewed efforts to protect Mount Hood. At a time when most issues are becoming more polarized, it is...
Dec 09, 2014 Oregonian
The Elliott State Forest appears to be headed toward a sale to a public entity or public-private partnership. First, though, Oregon officials must do homework to determine whether such a move is...