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

Dec 2, 2021
Conservation and animal protection groups are offering a combined $26,000 reward for information leading to a conviction in the deliberate…
Dec 2, 2021
In response to the multiple wolves poisoned in Union County, Wildlife Program Coordinator for Oregon Wild Danielle Moser released the following…
Nov 9, 2021
Conservation groups in the Pacific Northwest have expressed relief that a final rule issued by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Fish and Wildlife) will reinstate federal protections for old-growth…
Nov 2, 2021
Today, a coalition of conservation organizations secured a legal settlement that will aid…
Oct 30, 2021
Late last night, representatives from conservation and angling organizations and the timber industry reached an agreement over new rules for the Oregon Forest Practices Act. 13 conservation and…
Oct 28, 2021
Letter from environmental organizations urges president to include older and mature trees in his climate plans As the Biden administration prepares to attend the…
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…

Press Clips

Aug 4, 2014
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
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
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
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.…
Apr 25, 2014
Oregon conservation groups are going to court to pressure a federal wildlife agency into completing its overdue plan for managing six wildlife refuges in the Klamath Basin, which straddles the Oregon…
Apr 11, 2014
Twenty years ago, the Northwest Forest Plan sought to resolve the timber wars. Has it worked? We think so. It's important to recall that gridlock plagued the Northwest during the late 1980s and early…
Mar 27, 2014
After heavy rains triggered fatal landslides in 1996, Oregon rewrote its rules on where logging can happen in landslide-prone areas. Oregon forestry rules now say you can’t log in areas with where…
Mar 27, 2014
It was with mixed emotions that I learned earlier this month that the Rough and Ready logging mill in Josephine County was reopening after a nearly year-long closure ("With 67 jobs in tow, Cave…
Mar 27, 2014
MEDFORD — The wandering wolf dubbed OR-7 has long exceeded his 15 minutes of fame. And despite intense public interest, he could soon fade from the spotlight. The Global Positioning System collar…
Mar 13, 2014
A possible new wolf pack is roaming Eastern Oregon after wildlife biologists confirmed finding tracks from five animals near Medical Springs in Union County. The Oregon Department of Fish &…