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

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…
Mar 26, 2021
Tree-Dwelling Vole Threatened by Logging, Wildfire, Climate Change Conservation groups filed a lawsuit today challenging a decision by the Trump administration to deny the north Oregon coast…
Mar 23, 2021
Conservation groups in the Pacific Northwest filed a legal challenge to reinstate federal protections…
Mar 16, 2021
First Indigenous Cabinet Member Now Oversees U.S. Department of the Interior Oregon — Oregon’s conservation community is celebrating the historic bipartisan…
Jan 14, 2021
Response to outgoing administration removing Endangered Species Act protections from the gray wolf Today, six environmental groups filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration’s rule that removed…
Oct 29, 2020
New rule removes the gray wolf from the Endangered Species Act, halting wolf recovery  Today the Trump administration finalized a rule removing protections for all gray wolves in the lower-48 states…

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…