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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.  

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Wooden High-Rise Project In Downtown Portland On Hold

Plans for a wooden high-rise in downtown Portland are no more.  

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Threatened Silverspot Butterflies Return Home To A Coastal Oregon Mountain

Silverspot butterflies were extinct on Saddle Mountain. Now they're back, but will they thrive?

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Wine Country Takes Root In New Places To Combat Climate Change

As climate change heats valleys up, wineries are taking action — moving to cooler zones, planting varieties that do better in the heat and shading their grapes with more leaf canopy.

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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.