Oregon seeks to become U.S. mass timber hub
Innovative new uses for the state’s timber resources include construction of high-rise buildings.
Date: 2018-09-18
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Finding common ground on Oregon wolf plan proves difficult
Representatives of nine organizations met in The Dalles for a mediated discussion on the state’s Wolf Conservation and Management Plan, which is three years past due for an update.
Date: 2018-09-11
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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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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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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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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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Wolf numbers growing in Mount Emily, Meacham
Wolves are making their home in the Mount Emily and Walla Walla units of northeast Oregon, with four packs and three additional pairs or groups.
Date: 2017-09-26
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Planning pays off for eclipse rush
While the total number of visitors has yet to be figured, communities in Eastern Oregon say they are pleased with how they handled the total solar eclipse.
Date: 2017-08-23
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Totally worth the trip: Eclipse watchers marvel in John Day
Eclipse watchers gathered Monday morning at John Day Industrial Park, where they marveled at the cosmic spectacle in the path of totality.
Date: 2017-08-22
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