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The company that owns the last remaining lumber mill in Oregon's Grant County says it intends to invest in once-threatened mill. The announcement comes now that a 10-year stewardship contract has been awarded to manage Malheur National Forest.

US Forest Service starts revision to Blue Mountains Forest Plan — again

The Malheur, Umatilla and Wallowa-Whitman national forests, collectively known as the Blue Mountains, have been operating under a forest management plan developed more than 30 years ago. The most recent effort to revise the plan failed in 2019. Now, the U.S. Forest Service is restarting the process.

To keep the Deschutes River clean, ‘Two-ply’ goes on ‘Poo Patrol’

For those who have to answer the call of nature while boating down the Deschutes, Jerry Christensen’s work to clean and maintain the bathroom facilities is much appreciated. He’s even become a bit of a local celebrity for his work, earning the nickname “Two-ply.”