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

News Releases

Dec 6, 2022
Portland, OREGON – Today, Senator Ron Wyden announced an updated version of the Oregon…
Nov 17, 2022
Portland, OREGON – Today, forest and climate activists gathered at Terry Schrunk Plaza across from the Forest Service Region 6 offices in support of stronger protections for mature…
Nov 15, 2022
Activists highlight importance of mature and old-growth forests ahead of Portland rally This weekend, salmon, owls, and messages to President Biden were projected across the World Trade Building in…
Nov 14, 2022
Dozens of fish biologists across Oregon have released a letter in support of the River Democracy Act (…
Nov 14, 2022
As world leaders gather to address the climate crisis, U.S. land management agencies are undermining President Joe Biden’s commitment to conserve mature and old-growth forests and trees by logging…
Nov 9, 2022
This month, conservation groups finalized a legal agreement with…
Oct 6, 2022
Leaburg, OREGON – Today, a “kayaktivist” flotilla of over 100 concerned community members rallied on the McKenzie River to protest an old-growth logging sale in the Willamette…
Oct 4, 2022
Late Friday, a judge in the District Court for the District of Oregon ruled that the U.S.…
Aug 30, 2022
Washington, D.C. – Environmental groups delivered more than 122,000 public comments today urging the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) to protect…
Aug 29, 2022
Today, Oregon-based conservation organizations Cascadia Wildlands and Oregon Wild challenged

Press Clips

Apr 1, 2017
Oregon Lawmakers Consider a Bill that Would End Secret Wildlife Relocation Programs   “We’re going to need a bigger car.” Oregon Wild intern “Kevin” is leaning against his dusty 1990 Subaru Justy,…
Jul 28, 2015
IN the fall of 2013, shortly after fire swept across 257,000 acres of forest and shrub lands near Yosemite National Park in California’s Sierra Nevada, Republicans in the House of Representatives…
Jul 22, 2015
Oregon Brewshed Alliance taps into green ethos, launches education effort You’ve heard about farm-to-table, even farm-to-cone (in artisanal ice cream speak). How about forest-to-pint? It refers to…
Jun 17, 2015
LONG BEACH, WA--June 4th, 2015 Domic acid unlikely to have caused the deaths of two sea otters that washed ashore in Long Beach. Two dead northern sea otters have washed up on Long Beach in recent…
Jun 17, 2015
The last time sea otters were in the public consciousness around the Columbia River estuary and Willapa Bay, the Wright brothers were still learning to fly and the Titanic’s sinking was big news. In…
Jun 9, 2015
Travel Oregon’s enchanting “Seven Wonders” campaign is revving up once again, serving to not only showcase our state’s natural wonders to tourists around the world, but also to remind Oregonians of…
Mar 23, 2015
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
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
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
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…