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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."

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Big Changes Possible For Ecola State Park

As Ecola State Park braces for winter, some issues continue to haunt it, but changes intended to improve the park’s offerings are on the way.

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Study: Oregon's State Parks Contributed $1B To Local Economy In 2016

A study by the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department finds visitors to the state's parks contributed more than $1 billion to the economy and supported 16,000 jobs in 2016.

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Forest Service May Limit Entry To 5 Oregon Wilderness Areas

The U.S. Forest Service is reassessing a plan that would limit the number of people allowed into five of Oregon’s most popular wilderness areas.

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Group Ready To Unveil Blue Mountain Trails System Proposal

A diverse group of stakeholders in the Walla Walla Valley is nearly ready to unveil its master plan for developing new hiking, biking and other non-motorized trails across the region.

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Multnomah Falls Lodge Reopens For 1st Time Since Eagle Creek Fire

The Historic Multnomah Falls Lodge opened its doors to visitors for the first time since the Eagle Creek Fire prompted its closure in September — peak visitor season.

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Oregon, Washington AGs Join Call To Scrap National Park Fee Hikes

The top government lawyers from 10 states and the District of Columbia sent a letter saying the increase could put access to the parks out of reach for many Americans.

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Why Does Oregon Need An 'Office Of Outdoor Recreation'?

It would be easy to believe that Oregon's newly-created Office of Outdoor Recreation is a needless extravagance. But dig deeper into Oregon’s relationship with the outdoors and you’ll find some concerning trends, officials say.  

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Oregon State Trooper Finds His Dream Job Keeping Hunting Fair

OSP Fish and Wildlife is the state’s main line of defense to uphold hunting and fishing laws. Troopers like Dain Gardner are out on patrol year-round across the state.

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Group Buys Stevens Pass Land To Avoid Break In Pacific Crest Trail

The private landowner had considered putting up a fence and cutting off public access to the trail.