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Landowners, Foresters Fight Fires By Treating Trees In Umatilla County

East Oregonian | Oct. 23, 2017 9:47 a.m.

This year marked another intense fire season across the West, including Oregon, where large blazes swept over an estimated 678,000 acres statewide.

Agriculture | Environment | Forestry | Flora and Fauna

Deadly Plant Disease Confirmed For First Time In Pacific Northwest Fir Trees

OPB/EarthFix | Oct. 19, 2017 4:15 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon

For the first time, scientists have found a deadly plant disease infecting fir trees in the Pacific Northwest.

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Southern Oregon Megafire May Help Suppress Devastating Tree Disease

OPB/EarthFix | Oct. 17, 2017 2 p.m. | Brookings, Oregon

Crews working the Chetco Bar wildfire had more to consider than just the flames once it spread into a quarantine zone where a disease was devastating trees.

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Thinning Forests Saved Town Of Sisters From Wildfire, But Can It Be Duplicated?

AP | Oct. 16, 2017 9:57 a.m. | Sisters, Oregon

Scrutiny of the condition of the American West's forests, and of policies that curtailed logging and suppressed wildfires, has intensified amid a devastating wildfire season.

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Could The Chetco Bar Fire Have Been Prevented?

Jefferson Public Radio | Oct. 9, 2017 9:45 a.m. | Ashland, Oregon

For a few weeks in late summer, southwest Oregon's Chetco Bar Fire was the nation’s top priority fire. As the fire grew and the air thickened, tempers flared.

Land | Flora and Fauna | Forestry | Environment | Fish & Wildlife | Pacific Ocean

Oregon Considering Added Protections For Reclusive Coastal Seabird

OPB/EarthFix | Oct. 2, 2017 3:46 p.m.

The marbled murrelet has been at the center of a conservation fight on the Oregon coast for decades.

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Geologists Sound Alarm Over Future Landslides In Columbia River Gorge

Northwest News Network | Sept. 21, 2017 7:30 a.m.

Geologists for the state of Oregon are warning of the risk of major landslides in parts of the Columbia River Gorge that were hit by wildfires this year.

Land use | Business | Forestry | News | local | Environment | Communities | Northwest Wildfires 2017

Oregon’s Forest Fires Have Cost $340 Million So Far

Statesman Journal | Sept. 18, 2017 6:16 p.m.

Oregon has had a “challenging” fire season this year, State Forester Peter Dougherty told several legislative committees Monday.

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Are Environmentalists To Blame For All These Fires?

Jefferson Public Radio | Sept. 14, 2017 5:15 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon

Conservatives are arguing that if loggers had been allowed to cut more trees, we wouldn’t be having all these fires. But scientists say it's not that simple.

Environment | Forestry | Northwest Wildfires 2017

Eagle Creek Fire Puts Popular Gorge Trails Off Limits Until Spring

OPB/EarthFix | Sept. 13, 2017 11:45 a.m.

Some of the most popular hiking trails in the Columbia River Gorge are inside the perimeter of the Eagle Creek wildfire. Officials say that means they’ll be closed for at least six months.