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

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...
Apr 19, 2017
Oregon Wild today released results from a statewide poll conducted this month by Mason-Dixon Polling & Research showing that 80% of Oregonians would be less likely to support a politician who...
Apr 11, 2017
Today, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) released its annual wolf report, as well as a draft the revised Wolf Conservation and Management Plan.  “According to this report, 2016 was a...
Mar 29, 2017
Today, the conservation organization Oregon Wild praised a group of 19 state lawmakers who sent letters to the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) and Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission...
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...

Press Clips

Apr 01, 2017 Ashland Pioneer Daily
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 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...