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Woman Reported Missing; Believed To Be At Columbia Gorge

AP | Oct. 21, 2016 9:51 a.m.

A 21-year-old Portland woman has been reported missing, and authorities are worried she's lost or injured in the Columbia River Gorge.

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Prescribed Burn Turns To Wildfire In Central Oregon

OPB | Oct. 1, 2016 10:54 a.m.

A controlled burn that jumped to private land in the Ochoco National Forest grew to more than 1,700 acres Saturday morning.

Climate change | Forestry | Environment | News

What's Up With All The Dead Trees?

Jefferson Public Radio | Sept. 16, 2016 1:30 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon

Gaze across the mountains of the Northwest these days and you may notice an unusual number of dead trees scattered among the green ones. Research suggests the drought-related damage is being compounded by climate change.

Forestry | Sustainability | Technology | Environment | Land

Tree-Planting Robots Could Save Northwest Forests

Crosscut | Sept. 14, 2016 1:30 p.m. | Seattle

A Seattle and Beaverton, Oregon-based startup is developing drones for planting and monitoring trees on a large scale. The company says it uses “precision forestry” to keep our lands green.

Forestry | Fish & Wildlife | Land use | Climate change | Environment | Water

Protecting Steamboat's Cold Waters For Summer Steelhead

OPB/EarthFix | Aug. 26, 2016 10:45 a.m. | Steamboat, Oregon

Steamboat Creek supports one of the last runs of wild summer steelhead in the Northwest.  Fishermen and conservationists want to keep it that way.

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Eastern Oregon Wildfire Spreads To Nearly 80 Square Miles

AP | Aug. 22, 2016 1:07 p.m.

A wildfire spotted Sunday afternoon in Eastern Oregon has quickly become the state's largest active blaze.

Forestry | Environment

Fungal Disease Grows Among Douglas Fir Trees On Oregon Coast

OPB/EarthFix | Aug. 19, 2016 3:45 p.m.

A new survey finds a growing number of Douglas fir trees in the Oregon Coast Range have been infected over the past decade with the fungal disease known as Swiss needle cast.

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Oregon, Linn County Spar In court Over Timber Lawsuit

AP | Aug. 18, 2016 10:17 a.m. | Albany, Oregon

State attorneys told a judge that Linn County shouldn't be allowed to represent other counties in a lawsuit that seeks $1.4 billion from Oregon because of its forest-management practices.

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Oregon Fire Danger Jumps To 'Extreme' This Week

Medford Mail Tribune | Aug. 15, 2016 9:27 a.m.

A week expected to end with multiple days of triple-digit temperatures and an already parched landscape has pushed the Oregon Department of Forestry's fire danger to its highest level.