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Oregon Field Guide Favorite Places 2017

“Hey, what’s your favorite place in Oregon?” That’s probably the most frequently asked question we hear on our travels while working for "Oregon Field Guide."

Pacific Ocean | Environment | Water | Climate change | Sustainability | News | Communities | Fish & Wildlife | Transportation | Land use | Land | Renewable energy | Air | Energy | Nation | Forestry | Economy | 2017: The Year In Review

5 Most Important Environmental Issues Of 2017

From Paris to the White House to the wildlands of the Pacific Northwest, the environment was big news in 2017. 

Environment | World | News | Water | Land | Fish & Wildlife | Science

Frogs, Fish And Farmers Feel Out Compromise On Deschutes River

With Central Oregon’s booming population growth, water is an increasingly important resource. And on the Upper Deschutes River, scarce water has become a big problem for wildlife and river habitat.

Music | Animals | News | local | Land | Fish & Wildlife | Entertainment

Willamette Country Music Festival's Move Raises Concerns About Refuge

An opposition is building over the proposed location: 692 acres of farmland bordering Ankeny National Wildlife Refuge, 12 miles south of Salem.

Environment | local | News | Communities | Land | Economy

Central Oregon Zoning Pits Mule Deer Against Churches

A rural central Oregon county is wading into a long-running zoning debate that pits mule deer against churches.

Environment | Food | local | Agriculture | News | Land use | Land

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.

Politics | Environment | Land | Forestry | News

Cascade-Siskiyou Monument Would Be Reduced Under Zinke Proposal

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is calling for one of the Northwest’s national monuments to be reduced in size.

Environment | local | News | Land | Nation | Politics | Forestry

Harrowing Wildfire Season Ends, But Political Debate Burns On

Congress remains embroiled in a high-stakes environmental debate over how to reduce the growing threat of catastrophic blazes in Western forests and rangelands.

Environment | local | Agriculture | News | Land | Fish & Wildlife

As Northwest States Kill Wolves, Researchers Cast Doubt On Whether It Works

Northwest states have struck a compromise between preserving wolves and preventing livestock damage. Scientific evidence suggests it's an approach that will fail both wolf survival and ranchers.

Land use | Environment | Land | Politics

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.