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The changes to the rural advisory councils in Oregon and other western states are part of a shift in public lands philosophy and policy by the Trump administration.
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Hunters fund conservation efforts. Public lands are often prime hunting ground. But with the number of hunters on the decline, stakeholders are banking on attracting a different type of hunter to fund needed conservation efforts.
If passed, the Metro measure 26-203 would authorize $475 million towards things like purchasing land to restore wildlife habitats and improving and completing community parks and trails.
In a stark break from previous thinking on the topic, council members said they don’t predict the work group will come back with a policy that mandates owners retrofit their buildings.
Oregon Secretary of State Bev Clarno ruled that the proposal did not meet constitutional requirements.
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As the climate gets warmer, farmers in the Willamette Valley are testing an agricultural technique called dry farming. Instead of irrigating crops, they rely on the moisture stored in the soil.
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Portland's Crystal Springs Creek Restoration Project has been named a finalist for a prestigious global award that recognizes cities that are demonstrating climate action leadership.
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In an effort to increase recreational access on public lands, the Trump administration is expanding new hunting and fishing opportunities on more than 1.4 million acres nationwide.