Would You Trust The Feds To Make Decisions About Your Land? | Terrestrial

KUOW | July 20, 2017

Why would a fourth-generation Oregon rancher who doesn't put much trust in the government choose to work with federal agencies to restore salmon runs on her property?

Plastic Is Everywhere And Recycling Isn't The End Of It

NPR | July 20, 2017

A researcher tallied how much has been manufactured since plastic's invention: "Eight point three billion metric tons of plastics produced so far. That's just really a staggering amount."

Feds Examine Military Flares In Mysterious Oregon Wildfires

OPB/EarthFix | July 19, 2017

Federal and state agencies are investigating a string of wildfires in southeastern Oregon with a potential link to military training exercises.

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Questionable Payments To Oregon Ranchers Who Blame Wolves For Missing Cattle

OPB/EarthFix | July 17, 2017 noon | Halfway, Oregon

Many western states pay livestock operators for cattle and sheep lost to wolves depredation. But an EarthFix investigation found Oregon is making questionable payments to ranchers.  

Nation | Land | Politics | News | local | Environment

Oregon Governor Urges Zinke To 'Not Backtrack' On Cascade-Siskiyou Monument

Jefferson Public Radio | July 17, 2017 6:39 a.m.

Zinke’s visit is part of a review ordered by President Trump, to evaluate 27 national monuments declared or expanded by previous presidents since 1996.

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Interior Secretary Tours Cascade-Siskiyou Monument, Hears Concerns

Jefferson Public Radio | July 17, 2017 6:33 a.m.

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke toured the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument in southern Oregon Saturday as part of President Trump’s order to review monuments designated by previous administrations.

Land | Land use | Environment | News | local

Zinke To Visit Oregon For Cascade-Siskiyou Monument Review

OPB | July 14, 2017 12:14 p.m.

U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke will be in Oregon to review the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument Saturday. Oregon's attorney general has threatened to sue if Interior shrinks the monument.

Environment | Flora and Fauna | Communities | Land use | Fish & Wildlife

Oregon AG Threatens Legal Action To Protect Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument

OPB/EarthFix | July 13, 2017 5:19 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon

State Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum says Oregon is ready to take legal action if monument designation changes.

Environment | Land use | Communities | Forestry

Legislation To Provide Land Base For Western Oregon Tribes Passes House

OPB/EarthFix | July 13, 2017 2:45 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon

Legislation would convey 32,000 acres of federal land to two tribes and provide forest management authority to a third.

Land | News | Environment | Forestry | local

Wildfire Near Summer Lake, Oregon, Winding Down

OPB | July 13, 2017 9:44 a.m.

It's still one of 119 active wildfires burning 1.1 million acres across the country.

Science | Forestry | NW Life | History | local | Environment

The Biscuit Fire: 15 Years After Oregon's Largest Wildfire

OPB | July 12, 2017 2:03 p.m.

The Biscuit Fire burned nearly half a million acres in 2002, presenting complex questions about fire management.

Energy | News | Environment | Politics | Transportation

A Disappointing Legislative Session For Oregon Environmentalists

OPB/EarthFix | July 11, 2017 5:41 p.m.

Amid efforts to pass revenue and transportation packages, many environmental bills fell by the wayside.  

Environment | Climate change

'Loudest Smallest Voices' With Something To Say About The Future Of Our Oceans

EarthFix | July 11, 2017 1:45 p.m.

Stepping Up is a new podcast that tells stories of all kinds of people who are responding in surprising ways to the climate crisis.

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Organic Weed Management: It's Harder Than You Think

NWPR/EarthFix | June 28, 2017

Everyone has weeds. No one wants them. Weeds created an unusual controversy in one Oregon county, angering a town and sparking a social media debate. Organic farmers say it is hard to manage weeds.

Rural Oregon Residents At Odds With Large Marijuana Grows

Medford Mail Tribune | July 2, 2017

Williams is known as one of Oregon's marijuana-growing capitals, but residents have raised alarms over industrialized grows they say are ruining the character of this close-knit rural community.

Study: Slow-Growing Pine Trees Better Withstand Bark Beetles

KUOW/EarthFix | June 27, 2017

Land managers in the West have been struggling to deal with bark beetle outbreaks, but now they can prepare for future outbreaks by changing up what kind of trees they plant.


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