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Cascade-Siskiyou Hikes Offer Access To Expanded Lands

This year’s free public hike series at the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument highlights the area’s newest additions, some of which are targets for removal from monument designation by Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke.

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Senators Look To Expand Thinning Work In National Forests

Legislation sponsored by Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Oregon, and Sen. Mike Crapo, R-Idaho, would extend the Forest Service’s expiring Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Program.

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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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Study: Wildfires Burn More Severely On Private Timber Plantations Than Public Forests

New research sheds light on what drives fire severity in the Pacific Northwest.

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A Silver Lining From The Eagle Creek Fire: More Morel Mushrooms

Last summer's Eagle Creek Wildfire has created the perfect environment for several types of fungi to thrive, included the coveted wild morel mushroom. 

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Salvage Logging Proposed For Parts Of Chetco Bar Fire Burn Area

Chetco Bar was by far Oregon’s largest wildfire in 2017, burning just over 191,000 acres in the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest.

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Spring Is Officially Underway. So Is Northwest Wildfire Season

It may still be wet and muddy out, and snow may even still be on the ground in some places, but it’s also the time of year when wildland firefighters start to gear up for hot, dry weather and wildfires.

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Sunriver Seeks Wildfire Preparedness While Also Protecting The Natural World

Commitment to natural beauty runs deep in Sunriver. But while this ethos has attracted people to the community from across the country, it may mean that wildfires always will be a growing risk, especially as fire seasons get longer and hotter.

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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.

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Oregon Group Sues Forest Service To Protect Threatened Plant Species

Conservationists in northeast Oregon are suing the U.S. Forest Service for reauthorizing livestock grazing on 44,000 acres of grasslands within the Hells Canyon National Recreation Area.