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Portland's 'Secret Garden' About To Get Upgrades

One would be hard-pressed to find a Portlander who hasn't heard of the International Rose Test Garden or the Japanese Garden at Washington Park. But far fewer are aware of the lush, historical Leach Botanical Garden on Portland's east side.

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Grazing Slowly Returning To Land Scorched By 2015 Soda Fire

BLM officials will use 30 miles of targeted grazing fuel breaks as part of its plan to protect the restoration work it has done following the 2015 Soda Fire.

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Oregonians Wait To Hear Fate Of Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument

President Trump says he is significantly shrinking two national monuments in Utah. Two other monuments are on the chopping block as well – including Oregon’s Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument.

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Justice Department Won't Release National Monument Documents

The U.S. Department of Justice won't provide documents possibly outlining legal justifications for President Trump to shrink national monuments.

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Crook County Wants Local Voices To Have More Weight In Public Lands

Crook County’s plan is part of a recent movement in rural counties to resurrect an obscure federal policy and have more weight in federal lands management.

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His Fellow Conservatives Call Him A ‘Green Decoy’ | Terrestrial

Ty Stubblefield self-identifies as a “red blooded conservative,” but he’s also an avid hunter who is frustrated with Republicans' efforts to transfer public lands out of federal control.

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Portland's Lawsuit Against Monsanto Proceeds, With Some Claims Dismissed

The City of Portland and Port of Portland can proceed with lawsuits against Monsanto, but a judge has dismissed several of the city’s claims over chemical contamination of the city’s waterways.  

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Competing For Trash: The Hidden Landfills Of The Columbia River Gorge

Every weekday, 50 to 60 semi-trucks pull off the interstate at Arlington, Oregon, and head up to the Columbia Ridge Landfill with Portland's garbage. Seattle and Kitsap County's also goes there, but by train.

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Gold And Copper Mining In The Rainy Shadow Of A Volcano

The Forest Service has given a Canadian company permission to explore for gold and copper in the shadow of Mount St. Helens.

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Oregon’s Forest Fires Have Cost $340 Million So Far

Oregon has had a “challenging” fire season this year, State Forester Peter Dougherty told several legislative committees Monday.