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

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...
Dec 20, 2018
In the US Senate last night, Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) blocked a bipartisan public lands conservation deal from passing when he refused to allow a Continuing Resolution (CR) to fund the federal...
Sep 10, 2018
Environmental defense groups filed suit in the Federal Court for the District of Oregon today challenging the U.S....
Aug 28, 2018
In a preliminary ruling today, Judge Patricia Sullivan rejected...
Aug 02, 2018
Five conservation groups filed a lawsuit today against the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW...
Jun 27, 2018
Six conservation groups filed a petition today asking the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife to protect the Humboldt marten under the Oregon Endangered Species Act.  Only two populations of fewer...
Jun 22, 2018
Oregon Wild today released results from a statewide poll conducted by Mason-Dixon Polling & Research showing continued strong support for public lands, wildlife, and forest conservation. ...

Press Clips

Jan 16, 2015 The Oregonain
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 Herald and News
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...
Jan 13, 2015 OPB
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 Register-Guard
“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 Hood River News
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 09, 2014 Oregonian
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 04, 2014 Associated Press
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 03, 2014 Mail Tribune
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...