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Climate Change Creates Challenges For A Wilderness Pine Tree

Sept. 4, 2014 1:05 p.m.

The Wilderness Act has not been enough to stave off the threat of extinction for the Whitebark pine — a threat that scientists say is being hastened by climate change.

Environment | Land

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.

Environment | Flora and Fauna

Climate Change Creates Challenges For A Wilderness Pine Tree

Sept. 3, 2014 8 a.m.

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.

The Golden Anniversary For Wilderness In America

Sept. 3, 2014 3:45 a.m.

When you consider how long mountains, forests and deserts have been a part of the American landscape, 50 years is the blink of an eye. But it’s something of a milestone when a law protecting these places turns 50. That’s happening this week

Environment | Land

The Golden Anniversary For Wilderness In America

Sept. 2, 2014 2 p.m.

When you consider how long mountains, forests and deserts have been a part of the American landscape, 50 years is the blink of an eye. But it’s something of a milestone when a law protecting these places turns 50. That’s happening this week.

Environment | Water

Conservationists Push To Expand Rogue River Wilderness Area

June 23, 2014 8 a.m.

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.

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

Sept. 4, 2014 8:33 p.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.

News | Land use | Environment | local | Land

Interior Department Not Working On Owyhee Wilderness Designation

March 2, 2016 8:35 p.m.

The Oregon Natural Desert Association has been talking about a wilderness designation for years, but that can only happen through Congress. Obama has already created or expanded 19 national monuments.

Agriculture | Environment | Fish & Wildlife | News | local | Recreation | Land

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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Open Doors For The Next Generation

OPB Legacy Society Members

May 26, 2015 10:09 p.m.

OPB Legacy Society Members

50 Years Of Wilderness

March 20, 2016 8:04 a.m.

Alone In The Wilderness

March 20, 2016 8:10 a.m.

Wilderness Plots: In Concert

May 14, 2015 8:15 a.m.

Wilderness: The Great Debate

Nov. 20, 2013 11:53 a.m.

Alone In The Wilderness, Part 2

March 20, 2016 8:10 a.m.

Think Out Loud

Environmental Update On The Elwha Dam And The Wilderness Act

Sept. 2, 2014 7:20 p.m.

Journalists from our EarthFix team will give us an update on the removal of Elwha Dam and the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act.

Think Out Loud

Our Computers, Ourselves: Technology and Wilderness

Aug. 28, 2014 7:30 p.m.

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.

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 | NW Life | Oregon Field Guide

Wilderness Medics

March 26, 2014 6:46 p.m.

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.

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