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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.

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Oregon Hiring Director Of Outdoor Recreation To Lead New Office

Oregon is looking for the right person to lead a new division tasked with improving outdoor recreation in the Beaver State.

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Here's What A $70 Entrance Fee Means For National Parks And Their Visitors

The Interior Department has proposed paying for needed repairs by increasing the entry fees at 17 popular national parks, including Mount Rainier and Olympic in the Pacific Northwest.

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The Teddy Roosevelt Legacy At Ryan Zinke's Interior Department

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke often pays his respects to the legacy of conservation-minded President Theodore Roosevelt, while still pushing the pro-industry agenda of the Trump administration.