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Development Near Salmon-Bearing Streams Gets New Restrictions

OPB | April 14, 2016 2:55 p.m.

Building in flood zones is about to get harder across much of Oregon, due to new federal recommendations. 

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Jordan Cove LNG Backers Appeal Federal Permit Denial

OPB/EarthFix | April 11, 2016 5:59 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon

The companies backing the Jordan Cove energy project have appealed a federal decision denying their proposal to pipe natural gas through Oregon so it can be shipped to Asia.

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Eugene Buys 100 Acres Of Forestland To Make Part Of Trail System

The Register-Guard | April 10, 2016 11:01 a.m. | Eugene, Oregon

The city of Eugene has bought 100 acres of forestland near the Lane Community College campus for $850,000 in a deal city parks planning manager Neil Bjorklund calls a “once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.”

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Oregon Energy Exporter Announces A Japanese Buyer For Its Liquefied Natural Gas

OPB/EarthFix | April 8, 2016 1:30 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon

This is the second preliminary purchase deal announced since federal energy regulators denied approval of the export terminal and pipeline project. 

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Advertising Coming To Washington State Parks

Northwest News Network | April 6, 2016 6:45 p.m.

"Limited" commercial advertising is coming to Washington State Parks. The state park system will begin placing ads in parks as early as this summer to make itself more self-sustaining.

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Visitors Flock To Smith Rock, Tax Trails And Parking

OPB | April 6, 2016 1:04 p.m.

In the past five years, visitation at the state park increased from 450,000 to about 700,000 day use visitors.

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Prominent Supporter Of Malheur Occupiers Kicks Off Speaking Tour In Oregon

Northwest News Network | April 4, 2016 6:40 p.m.

Gavin Seim, a prominent supporter of the group that occupied the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, is kicking off a nationwide speaking tour in Oregon.

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Counties Turn To Little-Known Policy To Boost Say In Federal Land Management

OPB | April 4, 2016 3:10 p.m.

These counties are using “coordination,” an obscure provision in two federal environmental policy laws that require agencies to coordinate with local governments in land use planning.

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Washington State Studying Prescribed Burns As Wildfire Prevention

AP | April 4, 2016 10:13 a.m. | Seattle

The Seattle Times reports that the state Department of Natural Resources program is part of legislation signed last week by Gov. Jay Inslee that includes stronger language directing the state to approve permits for these burns.

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Klamath Forest Wildfire Plan Faces Pushback

Jefferson Public Radio | March 29, 2016 9:12 a.m.

During the summer of 2014, wildfires burned more than 200,000 acres of the Klamath National Forest in northern California’s Siskiyou County. But a plan to help reduce the threat of future wildfires has faced stiff opposition.