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Portland Gets Nation's First Wooden Highrise Building

OPB | Oct. 07, 2015

Portland is getting the country's first wooden high-rise building. How does it work and what does it mean?

At Home With Wildfires

OPB | Oct. 12, 2015

We continue our "At Home" series with Carolyn and Ira Hodge, whose home burned down in the Canyon Creek fire a little over a month ago.

Rebuilding A Forest After The Burn

OPB | Aug. 31, 2015

The National Forest Service is already planning restoration projects after fires char Eastern Oregon.

Firefighting Costs Cast Shadow Over Forest Service Budget

OPB | Aug. 10, 2015

As firefighting costs have risen to more than half the Forest Service budget over the last 20 years, we talk to the Pacific Northwest's regional forest manager about what that means for restoration and more.

Environmental Update: Forest Legislation, Forest Fires

OPB | July 13, 2015

Our regular check in with OPB's environmental reporters about a few stories they’ve been following.

New Approaches To Managing Big, Expensive Wildfires

OPB | May 27, 2015

Many wildfire policy experts say the goal with some wildfires isn't to stop the fire, but to manage the way they burn.

Environmental Update

OPB | Dec. 15, 2014

MONDAY: Members of our EarthFix team will give us an update on some of the environmental stories they've been following.

U.S. Forest Service Imposes Restrictions On Photos And Videos On Wilderness Land

OPB | Sept. 26, 2014

FRIDAY: We'll hear about the U.S. Forest Service's plan to limit photography and videography on certain protected lands.  

New Study Says Urban Trees Significantly Reduce Pollution

OPB | Sept. 04, 2014

THURSDAY: We'll talk to the author of a new Portland State University study that looks at air quality and tree cover in different Portland neighborhoods.

New Recreation Trail Would Go From Valley To Coast

OPB | June 26, 2014

THURSDAY: The planned Salmonberry Corridor would trace 86 miles from Banks to Tillamook, often following railroad lines.

Environmental Update On Tree Sits And China's Ban On NW Shellfish

OPB | Dec. 19, 2013

THURSDAY: We'll hear from two of our EarthFix reporters about tree-sit protests and China's ban on shellfish from the Northwest.

Environmental Update

OPB | March 25, 2013

We check in with Earthfix's Amelia Templeton about Supreme Court's ruling on northwest logging roads and a draft bill that would restore tribal lands in western Oregon.

Closing Forest Roads

OPB | April 04, 2012

A new forest management plan would restrict access to thousands of miles of roads and trails in the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest.

Forty Years in an Enchanted Forest

OPB | Aug. 12, 2011

Enchanted Forest, a theme park south of Salem, celebrates its 40th anniversary this week. How did it become an Oregon landmark?

Timber Payments?

OPB | July 19, 2011

Timber payments are set to expire at the end of September — what's happening in Congress to come up with a solution?

Volunteer Boards

OPB | April 19, 2011

The governor makes appointments to more than 200 voluntary boards. How much power and influence do they hold and why do they do it?

Having Fun in the Forest

OPB | Aug. 31, 2010

How should recreation and conservation be balanced in the forests of the Northwest?

Live from Enterprise: Logging

OPB | July 20, 2010

Where do economic and environmental sustainability meet in the woods?

Rebroadcast: Discovering David Douglas

OPB | March 19, 2010

In this rebroadast of a past episode of Think Out Loud we explore the life and the legacy of Scottish naturalist David Douglas.

Discovering David Douglas

OPB | Dec. 25, 2009

What's the story of the naturalist who named our natural world?