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Oregon's Logging Debate Gets A Reset With Latest Plan For Public Forests

OPB | April 24, 2015 2:15 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon

A federal lands agency releases several versions of its latest plan for opening up logging on some of Oregon's public forestland.

News | Land

BLM Medford Office Closes In Response To Armed Protesters

AP | April 24, 2015 8:39 a.m.

A call for help from a rural gold miner led more than 100 protesters, many of them armed, to gather outside Medford's Bureau of Land Management office.

Environment | Sustainability | Land

Seattle Suspends $1 Fine For Failure To Compost

KUOW | April 23, 2015 5:15 p.m.

Proposed fines for not following Seattle’s new food composting rule have been delayed.

local | News | Land

Les Schwab Descendant Plans To Close Popular Road To Elk Hunting Ground

AP | April 20, 2015 2:24 p.m.

A granddaughter of tire magnate Les Schwab plans to close a gravel road in Central Oregon that leads to some of the best elk hunting grounds in the West.

News | Land

Mining Claimholder Asks For Calm From Supporters In Dispute

AP | April 16, 2015 9:22 a.m.

One of the claimholders of a southwestern Oregon gold mine has asked armed supporters to back off while he works out his differences with federal regulators.

News | Land

Mount Rainier's Wonderland Trail Booked For Season

AP | April 13, 2015 7:20 a.m.

Mount Rainier National Park has stopped taking reservations for the popular Wonderland Trail because of a overwhelming surge in demand this year.

News | Land

Funding Shortage May Curb Access To Expanded Oregon Caves

AP | April 13, 2015 7:13 a.m.

As the tourist season approaches, the expanded Oregon Caves National Monument and Preserve may not be all that accessible.

Flora and Fauna | Forestry | Land | Communities | Water | Fish & Wildlife | Environment

Looking Back: The Northwest Forest Plan's New Conservation Paradigm

OPB | April 6, 2015 1 a.m. | Ashland, Oregon

The landmark plan  was meant to end the Timber Wars in the Northwest. It signaled a historic shift in how public lands were managed – by maintaining biodiversity instead of keeping timber production high.

local | Politics | News | Land

Report Finds Portland Lacks System To Manage City Properties

OPB | April 2, 2015 5:16 p.m.

A new report by the Portland city auditor found the city lacks a comprehensive inventory of its buildings and land.

Technology | Fish & Wildlife | Environment | Science | Land

Unmanned Aircraft Launches Wildlife Science Into Idaho's Skies

Idaho Public Television | March 31, 2015 midnight | LEODORE, Idaho

University of Idaho wildlife scientists team up with a crew from Florida to deploy unmanned aircraft. A growing number of researchers are using airborne technology to assess the health of the land, water, and wildlife.