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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.

local | Environment

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.


Family, Firefighters, Friends Remember Percin For Love Of Outdoors

July 14, 2013 4:02 p.m.

Dozens of area firefighters joined family members and friends Saturday to remember one of the firefighters killed in Arizona two weeks ago.

Environment | Land

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.

Politics | News | local | Nation

An Occupation In Eastern Oregon

Jan. 4, 2016 7:39 p.m.

An armed, self-described militia group protesting the sentencing of a pair of Burns, Oregon, father-son ranchers for burning federal lands seized control of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Harney County, Oregon, for 41 days in early 2016.

Environment | Science | Nation

Some Evacuation Orders Lifted In Southern California Wildfire

July 26, 2016 1:40 a.m.

The body of a man was found in an area burned by a 33,000 acre wildfire north of Los Angeles. The Sand Fire has destroyed more than a dozen homes and is one of 19 major fires burning in California.

Environment | Land

Federal Government Blazes Ahead On Comprehensive Fire Management Plan

April 9, 2014 10:45 p.m.

A new national strategy for preventing and fighting wildfires has been announced by the federal government in response to increasingly costly firefighting seasons in the West. Rather than waiting for wildfires to take hold, the new strategy emphasizes restoring forests and rangelands while stabilizing funding.


Fires In Keeping With Global Climate Change Predictions

Oct. 24, 2007 4:24 p.m.

Researchers at Oregon State University predicted 5 years ago that global climate change would produce rampant fires in Southern California. One of those researchers says fires on the level of the California blazes could become commonplace in uncommon areas.

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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.

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May 25, 2016 6:48 p.m.

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Oregon Experience

Road to Statehood

July 27, 2011 4 a.m.

Celebrate Oregon’s 150th birthday by exploring the lives of Native peoples already living here, the mountain men and fur trappers who sought adventure and wealth, and the pioneers who brought hopes and prejudices over the trail.

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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.

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Growing PERS Liability | Sheriffs | In The Land Of Missing Persons | Oregon Candidate

March 29, 2016 3:03 p.m.

We talk about Oregon's growing PERS liability, dig into the role of Sheriffs in Oregon, unravel a mystery behind two men gone missing in the Alaskan wild, and learn about an Oregonian who was nominated as a presidential candidate in the early part of last century.

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Women In Policing | Conservationists And Cattlemen On Land Management

Jan. 5, 2016 7:15 p.m.

We talk with female police officers about what it's like to work in largely male forces. We hear two more perspectives on the occupation in Harney County: Oregon Wild, and the Oregon Cattlemen's Association.

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.

local | Flora and Fauna | NW Life | Oregon Field Guide

Grande Ronde Wildflowers

Feb. 13, 2014 1:42 a.m.

In 1993, former Eastern Oregon University agronomist Andy Huber began acquiring land in the Grande Ronde Valley to create a non-profit native plant reserve. Along with restoring the land and propagating native seeds, Andy’s site is also the only US site where Mountain Lady’s Slipper orchids are grown from seed. We visit along with the Oregon Orchid Society to see three native orchids in bloom.

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Controlling Wild Horse Populations

June 10, 2013 7:40 p.m.

An independent panel assembled by the National Science Academy’s National Research Council has studied how the Bureau of Land Management manages wild horse populations. They recommend the federal government change its strategy. The panel says rather than going to the expense of rounding up and housing the horses, the BLM would be better served by investing in horse contraception.  At the Science and Conservation Center in Billings, Montana, Jay Kirkpatrick and his team manufacture and distribute a contraceptive vaccine used in wildlife and horses — and train people to administer it. Kirkpatrick praises the panel's report, and says its conclusions are long overdue. We'll talk with him and with Oregon's wild horse manager to find out what the situation is like here. 

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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:

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