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

Aug 1, 2022
Today, old-growth forest and wildlife advocates provided the U.S. Forest Service the means to reconsider the pending Trump-era “Flat Country” timber sale in Oregon’s Willamette National Forest. The…
Jul 15, 2022
Bend, OR — 75 organizations across Oregon have released a letter in support of the River Democracy Act (…
Jul 13, 2022
Agency is illegally relying on regulation that excludes certain timber stand and wildlife habitat improvement projects from NEPA requirements. Conservation organizations WildEarth Guardians and…
Jul 12, 2022
New report identifies ‘climate forests’ at risk Federal agencies are targeting mature and old-growth forests for logging despite these trees’ extraordinary ability to curb climate change and…
Jun 23, 2022
New Vilsack guidance to Forest Service falls short of protecting key forests WASHINGTON -- Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on Thursday signed a memorandum to clarify the U.S.…
Jun 10, 2022
Today, June 14, six conservation groups filed a lawsuit challenging a Trump-era rule change that allows logging of mature and old-growth forests on no less than 7 million acres across Eastern Oregon…
May 31, 2022
Today, a federal judge invalidated a Trump administration decision denying protections to…
May 26, 2022
Late yesterday, Oregon-based conservation organizations Cascadia Wildlands and Oregon Wild challenged the…
May 25, 2022
In a legal victory, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service agreed today to reconsider whether red tree voles on…
Apr 21, 2022
Executive order launches process for protecting mature and old-growth forests on federal lands Today, President Joe Biden will issue an executive order that directs federal agencies to conduct an…

Press Clips

Jan 13, 2015
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
“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
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 9, 2014
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 4, 2014
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 3, 2014
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…
Nov 18, 2014
Crater Lake attracts millions of visitors from across the country who make the journey to gaze at its strikingly clear waters, marvel at Wizard Island, and be treated to spectacular views of the…
Aug 9, 2014
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 8, 2014
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 6, 2014
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…