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Hunters And Anglers Cross Political Lines To Fight For Public Lands

OPB/EarthFix | March 16, 2017 8:30 a.m. | Ashland, Oregon

Hunting and fishing groups are standing shoulder to shoulder with environmentalists to fight back against what they see as threats to public lands.

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Oregon Secretary Of State Criticizes Governor For Reversal On Elliott State Forest Sale

OPB | Feb. 25, 2017 3:49 p.m. | Portland

The newly elected Oregon Secretary of State Dennis Richardson gave his first political speech to a Republican group since taking office — and he targeted Democratic Gov. Kate Brown.

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Utah Representative Wants Trump To Undo An Obama National Monument Designation

NPR | Feb. 5, 2017 5:11 a.m.

Republicans are trying to eliminate Bears Ears National Monument in Utah — one of the new ones created by President Obama in the days before he left office. The effort is creating a legal battle.

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Lawmaker Withdraws Bill Which Called For Sale Of Public Lands

Statesman Journal | Feb. 2, 2017 8:40 a.m. | Portland

After public outcry, the lawmaker who introduced a bill to sell 3.3 million acres of public land nationwide — including 70,000 acres in Oregon — has decided to reverse course.

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Rule Change Easing Public Lands Transfer Has Hunters, Outdoor Enthusiasts Worried

AP | Jan. 17, 2017 8:17 a.m. | Boise

A change in U.S. House rules making it easier to transfer millions of acres of federal public lands to states is worrying hunters and other outdoor enthusiasts across the West who fear losing access.

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What's In Store For Public Lands Under President Trump?

Northwest News Network | Jan. 16, 2017 10:45 a.m.

Donald Trump will be sworn in as the nation's 45th president on Friday. One issue rural America is looking for answers on during this transition of power is public lands.

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Unpacking The Science Behind The Northwest Forest Plan

OPB/EarthFix | Dec. 6, 2016 4:15 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon

Federal agencies are developing a new scientific baseline that will inform an upcoming revision to the Northwest Forest Plan. 

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Bush Puts Western Lands On Campaign Agenda. Will Other Candidates Do The Same?

OPB/EarthFix | Oct. 21, 2015 3:45 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon

Is GOP presidential candidate Jeb Bush's campaign focus on public lands a sign that the West's natural resources will be an election-cycle issue?

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Idaho Official Garners Support For Public Lands Group

AP | June 16, 2015 8:45 a.m. | Grangeville, Idaho

An Idaho official is trying to garner support from counties in western states to legally challenge the government's ownership of public lands.

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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.

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Free Pass To Parks, Museums Make For One Epic Saturday

OPB | Sept. 25, 2014 10:35 a.m. | Portland

If you've been meaning to get to one last state park before the rainy season officially begins or see a museum exhibit before it's over, this is your weekend. A number of Oregon's public lands and museums are waiving admission fees this Saturday.