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Western towns surrounded by and dependent upon public lands are forced to get creative as federal recreation budgets continue a slow decline. They are boosting local efforts to maintain public access.
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The Canby Ferry is a piece of Oregon history, but it's also costing Clackamas County about $400,000 a year. The county is trying to figure out if it can make up the difference.
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Hikers hoping to view the spectacular spring wildflowers of Dog Mountain during the spring will once again be required to purchase a special permit. The permits, which began last year on the highly popular trail on the Washington side of the Gorge, went on sale Friday. They'll be required for anyone hiking on weekends between April 20 to June 16 this year. The permit system began last year in response to growing safety concerns about congestion and accidents near the Dog Mountain Trailhead, officials said.
As wolves return to the Northwest, deer have taken notice. Researchers found deer in Washington change how they react when wolves are near – and that could eventually change how hunters hunt.
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Lawmakers will hold a public hearing Thursday on whether to allow cannabis cafes in Oregon. But permitting indoor smoking is a tall order.
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Oregon state parks had more than 2.8 million visitors last year. The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is looking to adjust rates on some parks to persuade people to visit less-popular spots.