The Forest Service has spent more than $2 billion battling forest fires around the country — a new record as wildfires blacken the American West in one of the nation's worst fire seasons.
We consider the forest conditions of the Eagle Creek Fire and listen in to OPB's "Class of 2025" podcast. Also, we talk about Amazon's quest for a second headquarters and the resignation of Seattle Mayor Ed Murray.
This year’s intense wildfire season in Oregon has reignited a long-simmering debate at the state Capitol: how to manage forests in a way that doesn’t lead to infernos.
What does it take for forests to recover from wildfire? Should school lunches be free? Also, we hear from members of Oregon's community of Rohingya Muslim immigrants and refugees.
News | Environment | localOPB | Sept. 6, 2017 3:51 p.m. | Salem, Oregon
Wildfires have consumed more than a half-million acres in Oregon so far this year.
News | Environment | localStatesman Journal | Aug. 11, 2017 1:48 p.m.
Multiple lightning strikes ignited eight new fires Thursday night in Willamette National Forest near Detroit, filling the air with thick smoke that limited visibility.
News | Environment | localThe Register-Guard | July 22, 2017 11:01 a.m.
The Oregon Department of Forestry was awarded a $7.8 million grant from FEMA on Friday for costs associated with putting out the 2015 Stouts Creek Fire.
Oregon’s Department of Forestry is asking land owners in several districts around the state to do their part as the eclipse nears.
News | Environment | local | Fish & WildlifeOPB/EarthFix | June 28, 2017 11:33 a.m.
A trail camera has captured the first evidence that the weasel-like fishers recently reintroduced into the South Cascades have started reproducing.
News | Environment | Forestry | localKUOW/EarthFix | June 27, 2017 3:11 p.m.
Land managers in the West have been struggling to deal with bark beetle outbreaks, but now they can prepare for future outbreaks by changing up what kind of trees they plant.
Forest Grove Police are charging a school payroll staffer with three counts each of forgery, theft and identify theft.
Federal environmental laws don’t shield the State of Oregon from a $1.4 billion lawsuit that alleges insufficient logging.
A pair of Oregon school districts were intent on identifying warning signs that students might be contemplating a campus shooting when they stumbled onto a threat far more pervasive yet much less discussed — sexual aggression among classmates.
News | Environment | localThe Coos Bay World | May 24, 2017 2:48 p.m. | Coos Bay, Oregon
Lone Rock Timber Management Company, the sole bidder on the Elliott State Forest, says it will sue the state for $3.3 million after the sale of the property fell through.
The only parties to offer a bid for the Elliott say they are frustrated and disappointed with the outcome.
Oregon Treasurer Tobias Read is proposing a new option for the Elliott State Forest that would allow Oregon State University to buy the land and use it for research and education.
Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has released her proposal for keeping the Elliott State Forest in public ownership – rather than selling it.
Land use | Environment | News | local | Fish & WildlifeOPB | April 6, 2017 12:54 p.m. | Portland
Fishing and conservation groups are threatening to sue the Oregon Department of Forestry, alleging it has failed to reform logging practices in the Tillamook and Clatsop state forests.
Musician DJ Spooky was inspired by time he spent in the Western Cascades. Portland has a new plan for off-road cycling throughout the city. And jazz musician Darrell Grant performed music in Elliot State Forest.