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

Aug 1, 2022
Today, old-growth forest and wildlife advocates provided the U.S. Forest Service the means to reconsider the pending Trump-era “Flat Country” timber sale in Oregon’s Willamette National Forest. The…
Jul 15, 2022
Bend, OR — 75 organizations across Oregon have released a letter in support of the River Democracy Act (…
Jul 13, 2022
Agency is illegally relying on regulation that excludes certain timber stand and wildlife habitat improvement projects from NEPA requirements. Conservation organizations WildEarth Guardians and…
Jul 12, 2022
New report identifies ‘climate forests’ at risk Federal agencies are targeting mature and old-growth forests for logging despite these trees’ extraordinary ability to curb climate change and…
Jun 23, 2022
New Vilsack guidance to Forest Service falls short of protecting key forests WASHINGTON -- Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on Thursday signed a memorandum to clarify the U.S.…
Jun 10, 2022
Today, June 14, six conservation groups filed a lawsuit challenging a Trump-era rule change that allows logging of mature and old-growth forests on no less than 7 million acres across Eastern Oregon…
May 31, 2022
Today, a federal judge invalidated a Trump administration decision denying protections to…
May 26, 2022
Late yesterday, Oregon-based conservation organizations Cascadia Wildlands and Oregon Wild challenged the…
May 25, 2022
In a legal victory, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service agreed today to reconsider whether red tree voles on…
Apr 21, 2022
Executive order launches process for protecting mature and old-growth forests on federal lands Today, President Joe Biden will issue an executive order that directs federal agencies to conduct an…

Press Clips

Apr 1, 2017
Oregon Lawmakers Consider a Bill that Would End Secret Wildlife Relocation Programs   “We’re going to need a bigger car.” Oregon Wild intern “Kevin” is leaning against his dusty 1990 Subaru Justy,…
Jul 28, 2015
IN the fall of 2013, shortly after fire swept across 257,000 acres of forest and shrub lands near Yosemite National Park in California’s Sierra Nevada, Republicans in the House of Representatives…
Jul 22, 2015
Oregon Brewshed Alliance taps into green ethos, launches education effort You’ve heard about farm-to-table, even farm-to-cone (in artisanal ice cream speak). How about forest-to-pint? It refers to…
Jun 17, 2015
LONG BEACH, WA--June 4th, 2015 Domic acid unlikely to have caused the deaths of two sea otters that washed ashore in Long Beach. Two dead northern sea otters have washed up on Long Beach in recent…
Jun 17, 2015
The last time sea otters were in the public consciousness around the Columbia River estuary and Willapa Bay, the Wright brothers were still learning to fly and the Titanic’s sinking was big news. In…
Jun 9, 2015
Travel Oregon’s enchanting “Seven Wonders” campaign is revving up once again, serving to not only showcase our state’s natural wonders to tourists around the world, but also to remind Oregonians of…
Mar 23, 2015
State Senator Michael Dembrow and State Representative Lininger introduced legislation this past week seeking to tighten Oregon's regulation of aerial herbicide spraying, described in Rob Davis'…
Jan 26, 2015
We had just begun floating at 6,173 feet above sea level when park ranger Dave Grimes told us to look up at the cliffs surrounding Crater Lake. They top out at 8,159 feet. Look up higher, Grimes said…
Jan 16, 2015
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
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…