On Aug. 21, not long after the clock strikes 10 a.m. on the central Oregon Coast, the moon will blot out the sun, briefly turning day into night and warmth into coolness.
Environment | local | Recreation | NW LifeStatesman Journal | March 18, 2017 8:29 p.m.
The number of Oregon state park rangers hasn’t changed much the past decade, officials said, leading to challenges in keeping parks clean and facilities up to date.
News | Environment | localStatesman Journal | March 5, 2017 9:40 a.m.
For the fourth year in a row, Oregon’s state park system attracted a record number of visitors.
News | Environment | local | RecreationStatesman Journal | Jan. 20, 2017 8:21 a.m.
A sharp increase in visitors, which have almost doubled since 2010, has stretched the park to capacity. An update to the park's master plan will guide decisions into the future.
News | local | NW Life | Think Out LoudOPB | Sept. 6, 2016 noon
We're exploring a variety of topics this hour: the collapse of a scenic Oregon cliff; how officers are confronting gang violence and homelessness in Portland; tribal reaction to a fossil fuel infrastructure; and school bus driving.
News | Environment | local | Animals | NationAP | 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.
News | local | Politics | Election | Election 2016OPB | 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.
News | Environment | local | NW LifeNorthwest 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.
News | Environment | Politics | local | Election | Election 2016Pamplin Media Group | July 5, 2016 7:22 a.m. | Portland
Portland area voters will be asked Nov. 8 to extend a tax levy to carry on the work called for in a regional parks and nature system plan.
A teacher at Rosa Parks Elementary School is teaching two Somali languages so children from different Somali communities can better learn what their parents and relatives speak.
Portland Parks and Recreation is open to lots of ideas for the space, including food carts, a flower shop, bike services, or arts and culture programming.
News | local | Pacific OceanStatesman Journal | March 6, 2016 11:30 a.m. | Pacific City, Oregon
In response to the most recent incidents — two fatal accidents in February — state and county officials are taking part in a town hall meeting March 17 in Pacific City to discuss how to prevent future incidents.
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.
News | Environment | local | Fish & WildlifeMedford Mail Tribune | Dec. 3, 2015 9:14 a.m.
The Jackson County Board of Commissioners is voicing its opposition to a proposed Crater Lake Wilderness Area.