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Tribes across the West are trying to restore their forests and grasslands to the way they were before white settlers arrived. Their goal is to return traditional foods like roots, huckleberries and big game.
The U.S. Forest Service says it will have more money to fight wildfires and more tools to prevent them thanks to the new wildfire funding bill Congress recently approved.
A new lidar-based landslide inventory across the Portland area show more than 7,000 past landslides — 10 times as many as research teams mapped after 1996-97 storms.
A federal judge in Portland declined Monday to dismiss any of the five counts against an FBI Special Agent. Joseph Astarita is charged with lying about firing his gun during the 2016 Malheur Occupation.
Critics say Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has curbed outside input into how public land is used and elevated corporate interests above safeguarding treasured sites. But energy and mining companies, as well as Republicans, praise the moves as a welcomed departure from Obama-era policies.