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Feds Propose Listing Rare Humboldt Marten As A Threatened Species

Only a few hundred Humboldt martens are left, living in small coastal pockets of forest in Northern California and Southern Oregon.

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Public Lands Grazing Helps Ranchers, Sage Grouse, Study Says

Grazing restrictions on public lands may have unintended consequences for greater sage grouse, according to a recent study. The imperiled birds' habitat can be lost when ranching operations go under.

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Vancouver Unveils New Waterfront At Grand Opening

Thousands of people gathered Saturday on the shore of the Columbia River to celebrate the grand opening of the much-anticipated Vancouver Waterfront park.  

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Public Asked To Help Plan Future Trails At Cascade Head

Cascade Head is the terminus of the Cascade Mountains at the edge of the continent. The headland looms north of Lincoln City and has native grasses, rare wildflowers and the Oregon silver spot butterfly. It features official and unofficial hiking trails.

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Our Favorite Mountains Are Under Siege. Blame Your Selfie.

Like democracy and cute animals before it, The Enchantments mountain range is suffering from the misguided side-effects of social media — in particular, Instagram.

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Land Use Conflict Hangs Over Plan For Renewable Fuels Refinery On Columbia River

A proposal for a $1.1 billion renewable fuels refinery on the Columbia River could be held up by a dispute over land use zoning.  

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Court: Oregon Should Not Have Sold Elliott State Forest Land

The Oregon Court of Appeals says the 2014 public land sale violated state law. 

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Forest Service Chief Talks Need For New Fire Management, Fuel Treatments

As part of its ongoing wildfire series, EarthFix spoke with interim Forest Service Chief Vicki Christiansen about what her agency is doing to reform fire management and reverse the fire problem. 

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Efforts To Reduce Wildfire Risk Fall Short, Buck Science

The West is way behind on reducing the buildup of hazardous fuels we created. And much of the work we do to reduce those fuels is missing the key ingredient: fire.

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Substation Fire Q&A: How Investigators Determine Wildfire Cause

The cause of the investigation remains under investigation. Here’s what we know about it and how wildland fire investigations happen.