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State of Oregon to Log Popular Recreation Areas

State of Oregon to Log Popular Recreation Areas

State of Oregon to Log Popular Recreation AreasThe State of Oregon is proposing to salvage log popular recreation areas in the Santiam State Forest near Mill City, Elkhorn and Stayton.  The total logging will cover about 3,600 acres, and will impact Evans Creek Falls...

Post Fire Logging

Post Fire Logging

Post Fire LoggingRight now, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is preparing to log thousands of acres of fire-impacted federal public lands across the state. Before it left office, the Trump Administration expanded the size of logging projects that need no...

What started the Labor Day fires?

What started the Labor Day fires?

What started the Labor Day fires?Many of the fires in Oregon were ignited because strong winds blew down energized power lines, which then arced and started grass and brush on fire.  These fires were driven by high winds which ignited homes and forests on fire, and...

Eagle Creek Trail Re-opens

Eagle Creek Trail Re-opens

Eagle Creek Trail Re-opens Three years after fire burned through the Gorge, the Eagle Creek trail has re-opened. Crews led by the Pacific Crest Trails Association worked through rain, snow, sleet, wind and challenging conditions over the three years to lovingly...

Drinking Water – OPB, Oregon, Pro Publica

Drinking Water – OPB, Oregon, Pro Publica

Drinking Water - OPB, Oregon, Pro PublicaAt the end of 2020, a team of reporters from OPB, the Oregonian and Pro Publica released a deep dive into the impacts of clearcutting on Oregon’s drinking water systems, underscoring how Oregon’s weak laws cost local folks...

Oregon Forest Research Institute and Lobbying

Oregon Forest Research Institute and Lobbying

Oregon Forest Research Institute and LobbyingThis past August, a team of reporters from the Oregonian, OPB and ProPublica published a hard hitting investigative article exposing the propaganda and lobbying activities of the Oregon Forest Resources Institute (OFR)I. ...