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Oregon Panel Adopts Sage Grouse Rules

NWPR/EarthFix | July 27, 2015 6:04 p.m.

New rules adopted by the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission move the state a step closer to putting together a plan to protect greater sage grouse.

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Tribal Members Report Early Start To Huckleberry Season

OPB | July 27, 2015 12:31 p.m. | Warm Springs, Oregon

The huckleberry season kicked off early this year, as a result of this summer's high temperatures.

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Study Finds Beetle-Kill Forests No More Likely To Burn

OPB | July 26, 2015 3:30 p.m. | Bend, Oregon

Northwest forests that have significant damage from insects might seem more prone to wildfires, but a new study from Oregon State University shows that's not necessarily the case.

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Oregon Forestry Board Postpones Action On Streamside Logging Limits

OPB/EarthFix | July 23, 2015 5:30 p.m.

The Oregon Forestry Board delays a decision on logging restrictions to keep water cool for endangered salmon.  
 

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Army Corps Resumes Killing East Sand Island Cormorants

Chinook Observer | July 17, 2015 8:32 a.m.

Contractors for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are once again killing double-crested cormorants on East Sand Island after stopping for a week at the end of June.

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House GOP Effort Would Tap Disaster Fund For Some Wildfires

AP | July 8, 2015 9:42 a.m. | Washington

House Republicans are proposing that some wildfires be treated like federal disasters, an attempt to win broader support for legislation that targets overgrown national forest lands.

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More Danger Ahead For Northwest This Wildfire Season

AP | July 3, 2015 10:09 a.m. | Seattle

Predictions of an early wildfire season have come true in the Northwest as low snowpack levels, record warm temperatures and very dry conditions have helped fuel blazes weeks earlier than usual.

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Oregon Environmentalists Use Google Trekker To Track Down Conservation Support

OPB/EarthFix | June 17, 2015 9:30 p.m. | Ruch, Oregon

An  Oregon conservation group is hoping to use a new technology to inspire more people to visit and protect public lands.     

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Court Throws Out Timber Company Suit In BLM Logging Case

Oregon Coast Today | June 12, 2015 5:37 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon

The ruling says timber companies did not prove they had been harmed by lack of timber sales on O&C Lands in Western Oregon.

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Mushrooms Help Clean Up Pollution On Former Landfill Site

OPB/EarthFix | June 12, 2015 4:45 p.m. | Portland

A project in Northeast Portland is using an idea sprouted by mycologists to clean up the water running off a former landfill site.