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Water | Environment

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.

local | News

Firefighter Dies Fighting Mt. Washington Wilderness Blaze

Aug. 1, 2013 8:59 p.m.

Authorities in Sisters say a wildland firefighter died Thursday morning after he was crushed by a falling tree. 

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Fire Crews Adapt Tactics To Battle Wilderness Flames

Sept. 17, 2012 11:27 p.m.

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.

Environment

Opal Creek Wilderness: Protected And Ready For Visitors

Oct. 10, 2007 2:42 p.m.

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.

Environment

Unauthorized Vehicle Track Discovered In Eagle Cap Wilderness

Feb. 23, 2017 11:02 p.m.

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.

Energy | Land | Ecotrope

Steens Mountain: Wilderness And Wind Power

Sept. 7, 2010 10:43 a.m.

I've been learning a lot about southeast Oregon lately - wild horse roundups, cattle grazing, sage brush and juniper management. It's quite a counterpoint to the sopping-wet rainforest on the North Coast, where I spent the past four years.

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.

Trails Of Trouble As Maintenance Slides In Wilderness Areas

March 19, 2013 1:31 p.m.

Hikers and horse packers seeking adventure and solitude are also encountering frustration over the state of disrepair of recreational trails in wilderness areas.

Environment | Land

Wilderness Proposal For Olympic Peninsula Introduced In Congress

June 21, 2012 4:34 p.m.

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.

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Environment | Think Out Loud

What's The Best Way To Preserve Wilderness?

June 8, 2015 3:58 p.m.

Some conservationists say wilderness must be left alone entirely, but others say if humans don't intercede, some species will be lost forever.

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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.

local | Arts

'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.

NW Life | Environment | 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.

Books

Wilderness Writer Lynn Schooler Visits Think Out Loud

Feb. 25, 2011 midnight

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.

Alone in the Wilderness, Part 2

March 20, 2016 8:10 a.m.

Wolverines, Desert Wilderness, Military Base Makeo

Aug. 28, 2013 5:51 p.m.

Solitary and elusive Wolverines are making a slow comeback, migrating south to the lower 48 states.

Idaho Wilderness, Loggerhead Turtles, Sandfish Liz

Feb. 11, 2014 8:57 p.m.

The Idaho Wilderness, loggerhead turtles and sandfish lizard of the Sahara Desert are highlighted.

50 Years Of Wilderness

July 27, 2016 8:13 a.m.

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.

Science | NW Life

Discovery on Mount St. Helens; Wilderness Healing

Aug. 24, 2014 7:55 a.m.

Discovery on Mount St. Helens; Wilderness Healing

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