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 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...
Oct 07, 2016
A new poll conducted by Mason Dixon Polling and Research finds that the vast majority of...

Press Clips

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...
Dec 04, 2014 Associated Press
GRANTS PASS, Ore. –  Scientists have found that, contrary to what many people think, killing wolves does not always reduce attacks on livestock. Researchers at Washington State University found that...
Dec 03, 2014 Mail Tribune
Suction-dredge mining would be banned from streams running through private lands throughout the Rogue River Basin and much of Western Oregon and limited on federal lands under a new state framework...