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

Mar 26, 2021
Tree-Dwelling Vole Threatened by Logging, Wildfire, Climate Change Conservation groups filed a lawsuit today challenging a decision by the Trump administration to deny the north Oregon coast…
Mar 23, 2021
Conservation groups in the Pacific Northwest filed a legal challenge to reinstate federal protections…
Mar 16, 2021
First Indigenous Cabinet Member Now Oversees U.S. Department of the Interior Oregon — Oregon’s conservation community is celebrating the historic bipartisan…
Jan 14, 2021
Response to outgoing administration removing Endangered Species Act protections from the gray wolf Today, six environmental groups filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration’s rule that removed…
Oct 29, 2020
New rule removes the gray wolf from the Endangered Species Act, halting wolf recovery  Today the Trump administration finalized a rule removing protections for all gray wolves in the lower-48 states…
Aug 11, 2020
The Trump administration and the US Forest Service unveiled a proposal today to undermine long standing protections for large and old trees in Eastern Oregon. These protections - commonly known as “…
Jun 26, 2020
SALEM, ORE -- In an overwhelming bipartisan vote, both chambers of the Oregon Legislature today passed legislation (SB 1602) that will strengthen the state’s aerial pesticide spray regulations and…
Jun 22, 2020
Today the Greater Hells Canyon Council (GHCC) and Oregon Wild withdrew from the Northern Blues Forest Collaborative Group. The two organizations were founding members of the Northeast Oregon…
May 14, 2020
Today, Oregon Wild unveiled the results of their 2020 Youth Art Contest and debuted the virtual gallery where all the entries would be hosted. Art was submitted from youth artists all across the…

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…