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

Sep 19, 2019
Conservation groups and neighbors defeat BLM’s Thurston Hills timber sale Eugene, Or. — On Wednesday, Judge Michael McShane ruled in a lawsuit filed by Cascadia Wildlands and Oregon Wild, determining…
Sep 16, 2019
In response to a petition from conservation groups, the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission voted 4-3 late Friday to protect Humboldt martens from trapping. Fewer than 200 Humboldt martens survive in…
Aug 7, 2019
An Oregon judge has issued a decision concluding the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission…
Jul 10, 2019
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Jul 3, 2019
On the evening of July 2nd, Oregon Federal District Judge Michael McShane issued a legal order…
Jun 21, 2019
PRINEVILLE, OR — Last week the U.S. Forest Service dismissed its appeal to the…
Jun 7, 2019
Today the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) Commission voted on a long-delayed revision of the Oregon Wolf Conservation and Management Plan. The plan includes several controversial…
May 28, 2019
Today, Oregon Wild, the Center for Biological Diversity, Endangered Species Coalition, and Predator Defense began running a television ad urging Governor Kate Brown to halt the Oregon Department of…
May 1, 2019
Today, recreation and conservation advocates celebrated the announcement of the
Apr 25, 2019
EUGENE, OR - A bill that sailed through the Oregon House and Senate today with almost unanimous support will eliminate a serious public safety threat if signed by Governor Kate…

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…