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

Nov 9, 2021
Conservation groups in the Pacific Northwest have expressed relief that a final rule issued by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Fish and Wildlife) will reinstate federal protections for old-growth…
Nov 2, 2021
Today, a coalition of conservation organizations secured a legal settlement that will aid…
Oct 30, 2021
Late last night, representatives from conservation and angling organizations and the timber industry reached an agreement over new rules for the Oregon Forest Practices Act. 13 conservation and…
Oct 28, 2021
Letter from environmental organizations urges president to include older and mature trees in his climate plans As the Biden administration prepares to attend the…
Jul 28, 2021
Previous administration illegally removed wolves from the Endangered Species Act Attorneys general in Michigan and Oregon filed a…
Jul 20, 2021
Conservationists are celebrating a new report from the Oregon Global Warming Commission (OGWC) that outlines forest conservation policies as a tool to mitigate climate change. In its draft…
Jul 20, 2021
76% of the area inside perimeter was previously logged and/or grazed Oregon Wild released new maps this morning showing the extent of logging and grazing within the perimeter of the Bootleg fire. The…
Jul 19, 2021
This week the Biden administration proposed sweeping protections for Alaska’s Tongass National Forest that would curb large old-growth logging and bar road construction on 9.3 million acres of forest…
Jul 10, 2021
SALEM, Ore.— The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission today approved a petition filed by five conservation groups to give marbled murrelets more protection by reclassifying them from threatened to…

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…