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

Jul 28, 2021
Previous administration illegally removed wolves from the Endangered Species Act Attorneys general in Michigan and Oregon filed a…
Jul 20, 2021
Conservationists are celebrating a new report from the Oregon Global Warming Commission (OGWC) that outlines forest conservation policies as a tool to mitigate climate change. In its draft…
Jul 20, 2021
76% of the area inside perimeter was previously logged and/or grazed Oregon Wild released new maps this morning showing the extent of logging and grazing within the perimeter of the Bootleg fire. The…
Jul 19, 2021
This week the Biden administration proposed sweeping protections for Alaska’s Tongass National Forest that would curb large old-growth logging and bar road construction on 9.3 million acres of forest…
Jul 10, 2021
SALEM, Ore.— The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission today approved a petition filed by five conservation groups to give marbled murrelets more protection by reclassifying them from threatened to…
Jun 10, 2021
Settlement reached to exclude sensitive riparian areas from logging in the Ochoco National Forest's Black Mountain Project Today, a settlement was finalized between Central Oregon LandWatch, Oregon…
Jun 9, 2021
Today, dozens of forest and climate justice organizations across northern California, Oregon, and Washington …
Jun 4, 2021
Judge rules against Thurston Hills timber sale for failure to protect trails SPRINGFIELD, OR – For the second time in three years, a logging proposal slated to…
Apr 20, 2021
      Despite President Biden’s Executive Order on carbon and climate, federal agencies move ahead with old-growth logging in AK, WA, OR, and CA PORTLAND, OR -- A coalition of…
Apr 15, 2021
A regional coalition of 60 climate and forest conservation groups representing over 500,000 members and supporters across Alaska, Washington, Oregon, and California…

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…