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

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...
Jun 16, 2016
A public records request for emails and text messages between the staff of Governor Kate Brown and backers of controversial wolf legislation during the 2016 session appear to contradict claims of her...
May 16, 2016
Today, Earthjustice and the Western Environmental Law Center, on behalf of 22 conservation and fishing groups, filed a formal protest with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) objecting to its...
Apr 25, 2016
Volunteers with the conservation organization Oregon Wild discovered dozens of endangered Lost River and short nose suckers trapped and dying in pools below Anderson Rose Dam on Sunday, April 24th.  ...

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...