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 Manager. 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, 2023
Eugene, OR — Today, conservation groups challenged a Bureau of Land Management (BLM) logging project that would clearcut mature and old-growth forests and degrade protected wildlife…
Sep 12, 2023
Today, the NASA DEVELOP Program released an analysis of how much of Oregon’s Coast Range was logged in the…
Sep 6, 2023
In an eleventh-hour rule change without meaningful public or tribal input, Oregon weakened protections for salmon; Tribes and fish advocates want the state to restore safeguards. The Nez Perce Tribe…
Aug 31, 2023
Pendleton, OREGON – Today, a federal judge made a sweeping recommendation to set aside an illegal Forest Service rule change made under the Trump administration. Conservation groups…
Jul 20, 2023
Public comment period concludes for pathway to rulemaking on how Forest Service manages national forests Eugene, OR – More than 500,000 people have submitted public comments to the U.S. Forest…
Jul 18, 2023
Second federal appeals court protects Monument and the rare and beautiful plant and animal species that live there WASHINGTON, D.C. – The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals today affirmed the legality of…
Jul 6, 2023
Portland– In response to a public comment period on a proposed Conservation and Landscape Health rule, more than 349,000 members of the public and supporters of environmental…
May 19, 2023
Oregon Wild has elected to file an objection to the draft…
Apr 22, 2023
Hundreds of activists join together in Eugene to call for mature and old-growth forest protection. Eugene, OR – Over 200 concerned community members gathered on Earth Day for a rally and…
Apr 20, 2023
Announcement advances Biden’s 2022 Earth Day Executive Order WASHINGTON, DC – According to reports, the U.S. Forest Service announced Thursday a pathway for protecting mature and old…

Press Clips

Jan 13, 2015
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
“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
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 9, 2014
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 4, 2014
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 3, 2014
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…
Nov 18, 2014
Crater Lake attracts millions of visitors from across the country who make the journey to gaze at its strikingly clear waters, marvel at Wizard Island, and be treated to spectacular views of the…
Aug 9, 2014
Elk and deer hunters are obsessive about our chosen pastime.  We invest countless hours in scouting and preparing for the fall hunt.  We travel hundreds of miles in search of elk, deer and other game…
Aug 8, 2014
Escaping a grim world of war abroad and inequality at home, I fled with my teenage daughter to the mountains of Oregon to hike the Pacific Crest Trail and commune with more humane creatures. Like…
Aug 6, 2014
The old-growth Douglas fir featured on our state’s license plate is a powerful image for Oregonians. During the timber wars of the 1980s and early ’90s, bitter political battles were fought over…