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

Apr 19, 2022
Today, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife released its 2021 Annual Wolf Report. The summary of the report paints a dire picture of wolf recovery, with decreasing packs and breeding pairs, and…
Mar 14, 2022
Conservation Lawsuit Convinces BLM to Pull Controversial Timber Sale Medford, Oregon — The Medford District Bureau of Land Management (BLM) “Lost Antelope” timber sale would have:…
Mar 8, 2022
Today Oregon Wild and the Juniper Group Sierra Club withdrew from the Ochoco Forest Restoration Collaborative. The two organizations were long-time members of the Central Oregon collaborative and the…
Feb 24, 2022
Conservation and animal-protection groups announced a combined $22,500 reward today for information leading to a conviction in the killing of a collared wolf outside the town of Cove in Northeast…
Feb 15, 2022
A coalition of over 75 groups launched a new climate initiative on Tuesday called the Climate Forests Campaign. The…
Feb 10, 2022
A federal district court today struck down a 2020 decision by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service that removed federal protections from gray wolves across much of the U.S. The Trump administration…
Feb 7, 2022
Today, Cascadia Wildlands, Oregon Wild, and the Klamath-Siskiyou Wildlands Center (KS Wild) filed suit challenging the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Archie Creek post-fire logging plans. The…
Jan 13, 2022
Conservation groups announced today a $16,500 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction for the illegal shooting death of a two-year-old collared female wolf in Wallowa County in…
Jan 11, 2022
This morning, the Oregon State Police announced a wolf was illegally killed in Wallowa, County Oregon. This poaching comes after the recent…
Dec 3, 2021
Forest Service Forest Unlawfully Changed Logging Contracts Following 2020 Wildfires Today, a federal judge enjoined post-fire logging on the Willamette National Forest      near Detroit Lake and…

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…