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Conservationists are pushing for an expansion of the wilderness surrounding the iconic Rogue River -- but they're not all wild about a proposal to lash expanding wilderness along the Rogue to more logging elsewhere.
Authorities in Sisters say a wildland firefighter died Thursday morning after he was crushed by a falling tree.
A portion of the wildfire near Sisters is burning in a designated wilderness area. That’s forcing fire crews to adopt different strategies for different parts of the fire.
There's only one way into the old mining town of Jaw Bone Flats, Oregon. You've got to go south of Mount Hood and then hike 3 miles into the middle of the Opal Creek Wilderness. The area was at one time the subject of bitter debate between timber interests and conservationists. Until -- 11 years ago when Congress decided to set aside the Opal Creek Wilderness as protected forest.
A track for vehicles was recently discovered illegally crossing the boundary into Oregon's Eagle Cap Wilderness, despite the Wilderness Act's prohibition against motorized access to such protected areas.
Wilderness areas are defined by law as places where "the earth and its community of life are untrammeled by man." The whitebark pine, which grows mainly in wilderness, face the possibility of extinction. Many of the tree’s threats are connected to human-caused climate change.
Hikers and horse packers seeking adventure and solitude are also encountering frustration over the state of disrepair of recreational trails in wilderness areas.
A proposal to create a new wilderness area in the Northwest took a step forward today when a pair of Washington lawmakers introduced their Wild Olympics legislation.
A plan to expand wilderness protections in the Olympic National Forest was panned and praised at hearings at four cities on the Olympic Peninsula.
In the third installment of our tech series, we'll ask if the capacity to access the internet almost anywhere diminishes our ability to enjoy wilderness.
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.
The Reach and Treat Team trains every month to take professional paramedic skills into the wild. AMR provides advanced life support in the wilderness when medics join in rescues in the snow, dangling from ropes and in rushing rivers.
Acclaimed author Lynn Schooler joined Emily Harris on Think Out Loud for a conversation about his life and his work as a wilderness writer... and they covered everything from bears to broken hearts. Find out more and hear Schooler read from his work.
Solitary and elusive Wolverines are making a slow comeback, migrating south to the lower 48 states.
The Idaho Wilderness, loggerhead turtles and sandfish lizard of the Sahara Desert are highlighted.
With the passage of the Wilderness Act in 1964, Americans began a grand experiment in land management, to set aside certain areas "where man himself is a visitor who does not remain." We visit each of Idaho's designated wilderness areas.