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Can Scientists And State Policymakers Get It Right When It Comes To Protecting The Sage Grouse?

A female Sage Grouse nesting under sagebush inside the White Cloud Wilderness area in Idaho.

by Aaron Kunz

A forum this week will explore the relationship between science and policymaking when it comes to protecting the sage grouse, a bird that’s in trouble throughout the West.


Grant To Help Rebuild Trail Wiped Out By Oso Slide

Sept. 17, 2014 | by AP

New Oregon Forestry Tool Excites Agency But Pesticide Watchdogs Are Disappointed

Sept. 15, 2014 | by Tony Schick

Wildfires Burned 567 Square Miles In Washington

Sept. 11, 2014 | by AP

Scientists Say Large Wildfires Are Likely Here To Stay

Sept. 10, 2014 | by Ashley Ahearn

Why It’s Harder To Create Wilderness Now, 50 Years After Landmark Law

Sept. 4, 2014 | by Cassandra Profita

The Golden Anniversary For Wilderness In America

Sept. 2, 2014 | by David Steves

Communities Around White Clouds Sharply Split Over Proposal

Aug. 13, 2014 | by Aaron Kunz

BC Mine Dam Break Threatens Northwest Fisheries

Aug. 7, 2014 | by Ed Schoenfeld

Oregon Governor Says Wildfires Point To Need For Forest Thinning

Aug. 6, 2014 | by Liam Moriarty

Study Says Poor Planning Contributes To Wildfire Costs

Aug. 1, 2014 | by Liam Moriarty

How Drones Could Make Forest Restoration Easier

July 31, 2014 | by Courtney Flatt

Portland State Students Turn Pallets Into Pickathon Stage

July 31, 2014 | by Rob Manning

Oregon Will Tap Catastrophic Insurance Policy To Cover Firefighting Costs

July 30, 2014 | by Amelia Templeton

Should A Controversial Oregon Timber Harvest Become A Regional Model?

July 29, 2014 | by Devan Schwartz

Donors Pay To Test Seawater For Traces Of Fukushima Radiation

July 24, 2014 | by Tom Banse

A State Forest In Oregon Could Be Sold To Timber Companies

July 23, 2014 | by Devan Schwartz

Forest Service Expands Ban On Exploding Targets

July 23, 2014 | by AP

Obama Attributes Wildfires To Climate Change

July 23, 2014 | by AP

New Report: Oso Landslide Rooted In Long History Of Slides

July 22, 2014 | by Ashley Ahearn

Ag Secretary In Oregon To Tout Conservation Partnerships

July 17, 2014 | by Alexi Horowitz

Panel: Vancouver Site Zoned OK For Oil Terminal

July 16, 2014 | by AP

Massive Diesel Spill Cleanup Nears Completion

July 16, 2014 | by East Oregonian

Lottery Winner Fined For Illegal Land Clearing On San Juan Island

July 14, 2014 | by John Ryan

Mount St. Helens Drilling Foes Claim Victory

July 10, 2014 | by Eric Florip

Coastal County Tries Tax Gambit To Stop Recreation Fees

July 8, 2014 | by Tom Banse

Scientists Ask Obama To Protect Old Growth Forest

June 25, 2014 | by AP

Scientists Take A Look Deep Beneath Mount St. Helens

June 23, 2014 | by John Ryan

What Climate Change Could Mean For Your Grape Juice

June 20, 2014 | by Courtney Flatt

Conservation Group Files Lawsuit Against Timber Sale Near Oregon’s Crater Lake National Park

June 19, 2014 | by Angela Kellner

Tree Sitters Don’t Buy Logging Designed To Mimic Nature


by Amelia Templeton, Tony Schick

Protesters have spent the past six months living in the woods on a ridge near Roseburg, Oregon to try to prevent logging on the site. It sounds like an old story, but there’s a new twist. A forestry professor says the logging was designed to mimic nature.


Map: New Wildfire Data Goes Interactive

by Tony Schick

New wildfire data published for the first time this year by the U.S. Forest Service is available in an interactive map from EarthFix.


Study: Development Along Oregon, Washington Public Forests Has More Than Doubled

by Tony Schick

Development on the edge of public forests has more than doubled since the mid 1970s in Oregon and Washington, which has a host of ecological consequences, including higher risk of wildfires and invasive species spread.



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