Some trails to be closed for tree work at Tryon State Natural Area
Starting March 14, several trails will be closed temporarily as workers cut down hazard trees in phases throughout Tryon Creek State Natural Area.
These were the most visited national parks and memorials in 2022
Notable sites such as the Smoky Mountains and the Lincoln Memorial rounded out the top 10 visited places in the National Park System as visits began rebounding from 2021.
Oregon bill would allow more restrictions on drone usage in local parks
Oregon cities and counties could limit the use of drones under a bill that’s scheduled for a hearing Wednesday in Salem.
Weekday Wrap: Report details Oregon weather disasters, Shakespeare Festival gets $10M gift and drought conditions ease in Northeastern Oregon
Also inside: Multnomah County seeks input for the design phase of a new Burnside Bridge and Oregon Rep. Susan Bonamici introduces a bill to address Oregon's public defender crisis.
Federal government plans to phase out single-use plastics at national parks
More than 300 million tons of plastic are produced in the U.S. each year, with 14 million of them ending up in the ocean, according to the Department of Interior.
Klamath Falls City Council renames Kit Carson Park after Native American village
This week, the Klamath Falls City Council voted unanimously to change the name of Kit Carson Park to Eulalona Park.
New year means new rates for out-of-state RV campers in Oregon
A fee increase takes effect with the new year at Oregon’s state parks: Out-of-state visitors with RVs will now pay 25% more for their campsites.
Oregon State Parks to build more campsites as part of $50 million improvement plan
Oregonians will soon have more options to go camping now that the state parks department is finalizing details on a capital improvement plan.
Wildfires torched up to a fifth of all giant sequoia trees
Sequoia National Park says lightning-sparked wildfires in the past two years have killed a minimum of nearly 10,000 giant sequoia trees in California.
Facing fierce opposition, Portland City Council delays vote on downtown’s South Park Blocks
After hours of testimony from residents fiercely opposing a plan to renovate a historic 12-block park in downtown Portland, the City Council delayed a vote on a master plan to makeover the South Park Blocks. It’s not clear when the vote will take place.