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

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...
Sep 30, 2016
Four conservation organizations filed suit today against the Oregon Board of Forestry over dismissal of a petition requesting the Board identify and protect important old-growth forest areas for the...
Aug 09, 2016
Late yesterday, a coalition of conservation and fishing groups challenged in the U.S. District Court in Oregon a Bureau of Land Management (BLM) forest management plan, finalized Friday, that would...
Jul 07, 2016
The Oregon Court of Appeals has ruled that Cascadia Wildlands, the Center for Biological Diversity and Oregon Wild can...
Jun 21, 2016
PORTLAND, Ore.-- Conservation groups submitted petitions  today asking the Oregon Department of Fish...

Press Clips

Jul 28, 2015 The New York Times
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...
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Jul 22, 2015 Portland Tribune
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 The Daily Astorian
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...
Jun 17, 2015 The Daily Astorian
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 09, 2015 Bend Bulletin
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 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...