Blue Mountains Forest Plan Revision enters home stretch
A final draft of the Blue Mountains Forest Plan Revision calls for increased timber harvest and restoration across the Umatilla, Wallowa-Whitman and Malheur national forests in northeast Oregon.
Date: 2018-08-14
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Kill permit issued for Wallowa County wolf
The Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife has issued a kill permit for one wolf in Wallowa County after three attacks in three days on livestock in a private pasture.
Date: 2018-06-25
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Timber Innovation Act gains backing in Senate
A group of U.S. senators is backing the Timber Innovation Act, which will provide research and development for mass timber products such as cross-laminated timber.
Date: 2018-06-08
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Governor declares drought in Harney County
Oregon Gov. Kate Brown declared a drought emergency Thursday in Harney County.
Date: 2018-05-31
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OWEB awards grant for conservation easement near Painted Hills
Blue Mountain Land Trust, of Walla Walla, Washington, has received funding from the Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board to purchase a conservation easement at Canyon Creek Ranch near the Painted Hills in Wheeler County.
Date: 2018-05-14
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John Day Basin snowpack at 2 percent of average
A wetter-than-usual April was not enough to improve the water supply outlook for Oregon heading into summer.
Date: 2018-05-08
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Oregon snowpack remains below average heading into April
John Day Basin snowpack at 55 percent of average.
Date: 2018-04-11
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Rural Oregonians weigh in on need for broadband
Connect Americans Now hosted a community meeting Jan. 25 in Salem, Ore. to discuss bridging the digital divide.
Date: 2018-02-02
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Elgin man faces charges for killing wolf
Juvenile wolf believed to be offspring of new breeding pair
Date: 2018-01-31
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Oregon governor ‘confident’ in wolf shooting investigation
Oregon Gov. Kate Brown will apparently not ask state agencies to reopen their investigation into the killing of a female wolf Oct. 27, 2017 in Union County, despite concerns from multiple conservation groups.
Date: 2018-01-03
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BLM approves 300-mile transmission line
The Bureau of Land Management has signed its record of decision for the Boardman to Hemingway transmission line across Eastern Oregon.
Date: 2017-11-20
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Groups ask governor to reopen wolf killing case
An alliance of 18 conservation groups is asking Oregon Gov. Kate Brown to reopen the state’s investigation into the killing of a wolf Oct. 27 in Union County.
Date: 2017-11-10
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Bills take different tacks to covering wildfire costs
Oregon Rep. Greg Walden and Sen. Ron Wyden are backing different bills to address the issue of ‘fire borrowing’ to pay for fighting wildfires.
Date: 2017-11-09
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Forest reform bill passes House
The U.S. House of Representatives has once again passed a bill that would expedite forest thinning projects to protect against large wildfires.
Date: 2017-11-03
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Wildfire season sparks calls for forestry reform
Oregon lawmakers are pressing for forestry reform following this year’s record-breaking wildfire season.
Date: 2017-09-26
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