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

Apr 15, 2019
Today, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) released the draft wolf plan to be voted on at the June 7th ODFW...
Apr 08, 2019
Today, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife released their annual report. The wolf...
Apr 04, 2019
In a win for a national monument stretching from Southwest Oregon into Northern California, a federal judge rejected a logging company’s challenge to President Obama’s expansion of Cascade-Siskiyou...
Mar 21, 2019
The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife today announced the discovery of new wolves in Western Oregon. Little is known of these “Indigo wolves.” According to ODFW, a US Fish and Wildlife Service...
Mar 06, 2019
Today, Acting Interior Secretary David Bernhardt announced the agency’s intention to remove gray wolves form the Endangered Species List. Wolves have recovered only a fraction of their historic...
Feb 26, 2019
Today, the US House of Representatives passed sweeping public lands legislation 363 to 62, including Wilderness designation for the...
Feb 20, 2019
Eugene — Today, Cascadia Wildlands and Oregon Wild filed a lawsuit challenging the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) plans to clearcut 100 acres of public forest on the edge of Springfield and...
Feb 05, 2019
The US Senate today passed a bipartisan package of public lands legislation that included the Devil’s Staircase Wilderness, more than 256 miles of new Wild and Scenic Rivers, and other important...
Jan 18, 2019
Today, 59 elected leaders from across the state called on Oregon’s Congressional delegation to stand up for public lands and environmental values. State Senators and Representatives, county...
Jan 07, 2019
Four conservation groups have notified Oregon Gov. Kate Brown and the state wildlife commission that they are withdrawing from stakeholder meetings about the management of the state’s wolf...

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...