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Support Grows For An Ancient Method Of Managing Wild Lands

Dec. 10, 2013 2:03 a.m.

A new partnership between the Nature Conservancy and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is the latest indication that the ancient practice of prescribed burning is continuing to find favor as a way to help wildlife.

Environment | local

BLM Order Could Create Temporary Protection For 'Wild Lands'

Dec. 23, 2010 noon

In Oregon and across the West, the Bureau of Land Management will once again be able to give temporary protection to lands deemed to have special “wilderness characteristics,” at least until Congress decides whether to make that protection permanent.

Land | Environment

Logging Plan Next To Crater Lake Draws Opposition

Feb. 28, 2013 12:17 a.m.

Environmental groups are asking want the Forest Service to reconsider a proposed timber sale just outside the western boundary west of Crater Lake National Park.

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Reactions Flood In After Malheur Trial 'Not Guilty' Verdicts

Oct. 28, 2016 5:34 p.m.

Reaction is coming in fast to the not-guilty verdicts for the seven Malheur National Wildlife Refuge occupiers.

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Owyhee Wilderness Proposal In Spotlight After Refuge Occupation

Feb. 2, 2016 7:22 p.m.

The possible designation of the Owyhee Canyonlands in southeastern Oregon as a national monument is getting new attention following the militant occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge.

Land | Environment

Why It's Harder To Create Wilderness Now, 50 Years After Landmark Law

Sept. 4, 2014 8 a.m.

It's gotten harder to create wilderness in the 50 years since Congress passed the Wilderness Act. Wilderness designations have dropped off since the 1980s, and now things are at a near standstill.


Wildlife Officials Close Lands To Protect Big Game Populations

Feb. 2, 2012 1:44 p.m.

Wildlife managers have temporally closed two wildlife areas in Central and Eastern Oregon. 

Battle Ready Part 6: Wildlife On Military Lands

Nov. 30, 2016 10 p.m.

If you were to guess who is responsible for looking out for wildlife, you probably wouldn’t think of the army. Well, it turns out, more than 400 threatened or endangered species live on U.S. military land -- almost four times more than in our national parks. So how do we protect animals in dangerous places? EarthFix reporter Katie Campbell has the next story in our series on the relationship between the military and the environment.

Environment | local

Devil's Staircase Proposed For Wilderness Area

Oct. 8, 2009 4:28 p.m.

A pristine piece of the Southern Oregon landscape is closer to winning federal protection.

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Panama's Wild West

May 30, 2015 7:53 a.m.

The Azuero Peninsula in Panama is home to very different traditions, landscapes and people.

Think Out Loud

U.S. Forest Service Imposes Restrictions On Photos And Videos On Wilderness Land

Sept. 26, 2014 7:06 p.m.

We'll hear about the U.S Forest Service's plan to limit photography and videography on certain protected lands.

Think Out Loud

Wildwood Book Club

Nov. 25, 2011 5:06 p.m.

Colin Meloy may be best known as the lead singer and songwriter of the popular group The Decemberists, but on-and-off over the last ten years he and has wife have slowly been working on a children's book. Meloy is the author and his wife, Carson Ellis, is the illustrator. The story involves a young Portland girl, Prue, and her schoolmate, Curtis, venturing into what they know as the Impassable Wilderness after Prue's brother is abducted by a murder of crows. Here's the scene that they first encounter  as they enter the fantastic world of Wildwood (based off Portland's Forest Park):

Prue stopped and leaned against a fir tree, taking in her verdant surroundings. As far as the eye could see, it was green. As many shades of green as Prue could imagine were draped across the landscape: the electric emerald of the ferns and the sallow olive of the drooping lichen and the stately gray-green of the fir branches. The sun was rising higher in the sky, and it streamed through the gaps of the dense wood. She looked back at Curtis, panting up the hill behind here, and kept walking.
From there, the kids journey on to encounter talking coyote soldiers (in Napoleonic-Era military outfits), government bureaucracy (at the seat of Wildwood's government: Pittock Mansion), and blood-thirsty ivy. Here's the map of the world they created: Wildwood Map Earlier this week Colin Meloy and Carson Ellis joined us, and 50 of their biggest fans, at The Literary Arts Center for a conversation about their new book. David Miller moderated, but the audience, aged six to 16 (parents and teachers not allowed!), asked most of the questions. How else would we find out how Meloy feels about collard greens? Here's a few photos from the show:

Oregon Field Guide

Native Landscapes

Feb. 2, 1994 3:30 a.m.

To attract wildlife to your garden, start with hospitable native plants.

Creating Certified Wildlife Habitats (Atlanta, Ga)

June 1, 2015 8:16 a.m.

An expert from the National Wildlife Federation outlines steps to making a landscape a lot wilder.

Land | Fish & Wildlife | Environment | Land use | Oregon Field Guide

Wildlife Crossings Reduce Collisions And Save Lives

Oct. 8, 2015 1:50 p.m.

Oregon's first wildlife crossing saves lives of deer and drivers. Now ODOT plans another crossing.


Interview: Finn Riggins + Review: 'Vs Wilderness' New CD

Sept. 30, 2009 5:23 a.m.

My pick for best live performance and best album 2008 was Finn Riggins. Could they possibly pull off the double again?

Oregon Field Guide

The Halsey's Wildlife Habitat

Feb. 2, 2001 3:30 a.m.

The Halsey's created a lush wetland and diverse habitat on their working farm.

Arts | local

'Art Of The Wild' Celebrates 50th Anniversary Of The Wilderness Act

July 24, 2014 7 a.m.

Twenty-one Pacific Northwest artists are coming together to showcase work offering a unique look at wilderness reserves. The new show opens in August at the Columbia Center for the Arts in Hood River.

Environment | Think Out Loud

What Should Be Done With Oregon's Wild Horses?

Feb. 7, 2014 8:06 p.m.

Wild horses in captivity now outnumber those in the wild — and they cost the Bureau of Land Management $46 Million per year.

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