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USFS Proposes Changes To Greater Sage Grouse Protections

The proposed changes call for eliminating special designations for crucial habitat as well as keeping areas open for mining.

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NW Tribes Bringing Traditional Wildfires Back To Their Lands

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.

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Forest Service Says Disaster Funding Bill Will Help Fight Wildfires This Year

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.

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Making Homes Resistant To Wildfire May Be Cheaper Than We Thought

Homes mixed in with forests are a big complication for managing wildfires. But experts say keeping those homes from burning could be cheaper and simpler than previously thought.

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Oregon Geology Study Shows Portland Metro Landslide Hazards

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.

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Climbers Face Another Frustrating Setback On Mount St. Helens Website

For the second time this month, things did not go as planned for Mount St. Helens permit buyers. 

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Federal Judge Declines To Dismiss Charges From Malheur Occupation

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. 

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Northwest Coastal Wetlands Won't Survive High Sea Level Rise

As sea level rises over the next century coastal wetlands in the Northwest will change – and many will disappear totally.

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Turmoil Marks Zinke's 1st Year In Charge Of Interior Department

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.