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Crater Lake Park Offers $5,000 Reward In Ammo Theft Case

OPB | Feb. 22, 2017 3:39 p.m.

Thousands of rounds or rifle and pistol ammo were stolen from a locked building in the park headquarters earlier this month.

Fish & Wildlife | Communities | Environment

California Condors May Fly Once Again Over Oregon Skies

OPB/EarthFix | Jan. 20, 2017 4:30 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon

The largest land bird in North America is still critically endangered.  A new plan could see the reintroduction of the condor in the Northwest.

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Avalanche, Heavy Snowfall Closes Crater Lake National Park

Statesman Journal | Jan. 11, 2017 10:19 a.m.

Oregon's only national park was pounded with heavy snow and high winds during the past few days, resulting in the uncommon closure on Tuesday of what's often called one of the "snowiest inhabited places in North America."

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Breaking The Rules: Visitors Misbehave As National Park Service Celebrates Centennial

AP | Aug. 28, 2016 9:20 a.m. | Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

From Tennessee's Great Smoky Mountains to the Grand Canyon of Arizona, major parks are grappling with illegal camping, vandalism, theft of resources, wildlife harassment and other visitor misbehavior.

Environment | Recreation

One Woman’s Quest To See All 59 National Parks

Crosscut | Aug. 25, 2016 4:10 p.m.

Fond childhood memories and a PBS documentary series inspire a woman to visit all 59 national parks by the time she turns 59.

Election | local | News | Politics | Election 2016

OPB Politics Now: Trump Skips Oregon, Citizen Panel Endorses M97, And More

OPB | Aug. 25, 2016 12:16 p.m.

Host Geoff Norcross is joined by OPB senior political reporter Jeff Mapes, state political reporter Chris Lehman, and news director Anna Griffin.

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Tribes Can Gather Plants From National Parks Under New Rule

AP | Aug. 12, 2016 11:46 a.m. | Phoenix

Tribes can begin entering into agreements with the National Park Service to allow their members to pick plants on protected land under a new federal rule.

Nation | History | News | Environment | NW Life

In Oklahoma, A National Park That Got Demoted

NPR | Aug. 9, 2016 4:37 p.m.

National parks are a big source of local pride, but about half the U.S. states don't have one. Oklahoma is among the park-less, but it wasn't always that way.

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National Parks Become Concert Halls To Celebrate Park Service's 100th Birthday

Northwest News Network | Aug. 2, 2016 10:09 a.m.

National parks will offer free admission on the final weekend of August in honor of the 100th birthday of the National Park Service.

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Wildfire Near Crater Lake Grows, But Park Remains Open

AP | Aug. 2, 2016 7:53 a.m. | Carter Lake, Oregon

A wildfire burning west of Crater Lake National Park has grown to more than 720 acres, but the park remains open.

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Wildland Fire Near Crater Lake Closes Part Of Pacific Crest Trail

The Register-Guard | July 29, 2016 1:50 p.m.

A 50-acre wildland fire burning at Crater Lake National Park has closed part of the Pacific Crest Trail on the west side of the park.

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Becoming American At The Edge Of Crater Lake

OPB/EarthFix | July 5, 2016 2:06 p.m. | Crater Lake National Park

Immigrants from all over the world took the Oath of Citizenship at the Fourth of July ceremony on a ridge high above the lake.

Science | Environment | Climate change | Communities

How Climate Change Threatens Coastal Archeological Sites

OPB/EarthFix | May 12, 2016 5:15 p.m. | Crescent City, California

 Native American villages dotted the coastline up until the early 1900s. But now many of those sites are literally falling into to the ocean – a process that is being accelerated by climate change.   

Animals | News | Environment | local | Fish & Wildlife

Disease Concern Sends Yellowstone Bison To Slaughter

AP | March 9, 2016 10:45 a.m. | Gardiner, Montana

Yellowstone National Park has started shipping its famous wild bison to slaughter in response to concerns by the livestock industry over a disease carried by the animals.

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Record Numbers Visit Crater Lake In 2015

AP | Jan. 30, 2016 1:14 p.m. | Bend, Oregon

Crater Lake is one of many national parks across the country seeing an uptick in visitors.

Fish & Wildlife | Climate change | Environment

Alpine Pikas May Survive Climate Change – Depending On Where They Live

OPB/EarthFix | Jan. 29, 2016 6:15 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon

Climate change has long been considered a threat to the small mammal. But new research shows the outlook for survival in some areas to be more positive.

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Yellowstone Sued Over Bison Slaughter Restrictions

AP | Jan. 26, 2016 12:42 p.m. | Billings, Montana

A wildlife advocate and a freelance journalist are suing the National Park Service to gain access to a program that ships Yellowstone National Park bison to slaughter.

Economy | News | NW Life

National Park Service Hiring For 200 Jobs In Pacific Northwest

Statesman Journal | Jan. 8, 2016 9:01 a.m.

The openings include a variety of positions, from backcountry rangers to entrance fee collectors. The jobs are available at multiple national park sites in Washington, Oregon and Idaho.

Animals | Environment | Flora and Fauna | Climate change | Water | Recreation | Fish & Wildlife

Perfect Invaders: How Crayfish Are Threatening Crater Lake's Smallest Creatures

OPB/EarthFix | Dec. 4, 2015 10:45 a.m. | Crater Lake National Park, Oregon

An invasive crayfish is thriving in Oregon's Crater Lake as the waters warm – putting the lake’s clarity and native creatures in jeopardy.   

Animals | News | Environment | Fish & Wildlife

New Study Finds Good News For Yellowstone Grizzly Bears

AP | Nov. 1, 2015 12:26 p.m. | Bozeman, Montana

A new study says grizzly bears in the Yellowstone National Park region are thriving and have the potential to continue to thrive in the long term.