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

Oct 23, 2017
Conservation organizations are bolstering a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services (FWS) reward for information on the illegal killing of OR-33, a federally protected gray wolf in southwestern Oregon. The...
Oct 23, 2017
In response to a petition from multiple conservation organizations, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) has released a...
Oct 06, 2017
The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife will continue to kill members of the Harl Butte Pack, this time issuing kill permits to livestock managers. Killing wolves has not resulted in reducing...
Sep 14, 2017
Stated purpose: “...to expedite salvage [logging] and reforestation projects in the Columbia Gorge National Scenic Area and other National Scenic Areas…” Actual purpose: Suspending, in perpetuity,...
Aug 17, 2017
18 Conservation groups called on Governor Kate Brown to intervene in the revisions of the...
Aug 03, 2017
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW)  today announced they will kill up to two members of the Harl Butte Wolf Pack. This comes as the agency refuses to incorporate greater transparency and...
Jul 14, 2017
Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum sent a letter to Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke this...
Jun 28, 2017
The Oregon Court of Appeals affirmed today a ruling barring the Port of Portland, which manages the Portland Airport, from rejecting advertising on political grounds.  The ruling comes in a case...

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...