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 14, 2017
Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum sent a letter to Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke this...
Jun 28, 2017
The Oregon Court of Appeals affirmed today a ruling barring the Port of Portland, which manages the Portland Airport, from rejecting advertising on political grounds.  The ruling comes in a case...
Apr 19, 2017
Oregon Wild today released results from a statewide poll conducted this month by Mason-Dixon Polling & Research showing that 80% of Oregonians would be less likely to support a politician who...
Apr 11, 2017
Today, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) released its annual wolf report, as well as a draft the revised Wolf Conservation and Management Plan.  “According to this report, 2016 was a...
Mar 29, 2017
Today, the conservation organization Oregon Wild praised a group of 19 state lawmakers who sent letters to the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) and Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission...
Mar 21, 2017
A U.S. District Court in Eugene has issued an order requiring the Umpqua National...
Mar 07, 2017
The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) shared consequential news that annual wolf counts confirmed at least 7 breeding pairs of wolves in Eastern Oregon for the third consecutive year....
Feb 27, 2017
Late last Friday, local and partner conservation groups intervened in two lawsuits to protect the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument from challenges brought by timber interests. The Cascade-Siskiyou...

Press Clips

Nov 18, 2014 Herald and News
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 09, 2014 The Oregonian
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 08, 2014 Dallas Morning News
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 06, 2014 Eugene Register Guard
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...
Aug 04, 2014 Oregon Public Broadcasting
MYRTLE CREEK, Ore. — The idea behind logging on the Buck Rising timber sale is to take out trees the same way nature does. Bureau of Land Management forester Abe Wheeler touts this method of...
Jun 29, 2014 The Oregonian
Rural Oregon's economic woes are significant. And unfortunately, many social services, including public safety, are suffering as a result. But we disagree with reporter Les Zaitz...
Jun 16, 2014 Medford Mail Tribune
On this Father's Day, Oregon has a special new father to congratulate and welcome: OR-7, a lone wolf no longer, now a proud papa. Millions of people around the world have followed OR-7's saga, as...
Jun 12, 2014 OPB News
The nation’s original waterfowl refuge may be too dry this year to provide much hospitality for migratory birds arriving in the Klamath Basin. You could blame it on the region’s prolonged drought....