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Environment | local | Land use | News | LandMarch 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.
News | Agriculture | Recreation | Environment | Fish & Wildlife | Land | localFeb. 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.
News | Recreation | Communities | Economy | Environment | Politics | local | Land useMay 7, 2015 10 p.m.
Newly introduced legislation promises economic development in Wheeler County and increased habitat protections for the recreation destination.
Environment | local | News | PoliticsOct. 21, 2015 6:09 p.m.
Thousands of petitions were delivered to Sen. Ron Wyden's office Tuesday, asking to add protections to Crater Lake National Park.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
My pick for best live performance and best album 2008 was Finn Riggins. Could they possibly pull off the double again?
Pat Noyes was a student of the world. She studied photography, metals, physics, zoology, trains, and more. She was active in local wilderness and conservation issues and was a tremendous supporter of OPB.