KS In The Press
This is your one stop shop for conservation-focused news about the Klamath-Siskiyou region. Here, you can also find news and updates about KS Wild.
- Obama Administration's plan would lift wolf protections
- The Obama administration is proposing to lift most remaining federal protections for gray wolves across the Lower 48 states almost four decades after they were added to the endangered species list.
- The new era of public forest management
- Last week Sen. Ron Wyden announced a framework for federal legislation that will decide the fate of Grizzly Peak and many other treasured natural areas in Southern Oregon. I can't help but wonder: when my 2-year-old son turns 10, will this breathtaking place still be here?
- A spring hike to Hinkle Lake Botanical Area is well worth it
- The Hinkle Lake Botanical Area is a special place for me. I've been going to this remote mountain basin near the Red Buttes Wilderness for a lot of years, and I'm more than a little reluctant to write about it in the newspaper for the world to know about.
- Pot gardens’ use of poison examined in spotted-owl deaths
- In the West Coast marijuana-growing region known as the Emerald Triangle, scientists want to know whether the rat poison spread around illegal pot plantations is killing northern spotted owls, a threatened species.
- Study: Amphibians Disappearing at Alarming Rate
- A new study has determined for the first time just how quickly frogs, and other amphibians like the Klamath-Siskiyou's Siskiyou Mountain Salamander, are disappearing around the United States, and the news is not good.
- U.S. Senator Ron Wyden lays out 'framework' for boosting O&C Lands logging
- U.S. Senator Ron Wyden, D-Oregon, spelled out a "legislative framework" today that calls for increased logging and county timber revenues from federally owned Oregon & California Railroad lands but penalizes counties with relatively low property taxes.
- Families Furious Over Timber Sale
- Residents who live near a site that may soon be logged are upset. Wednesday morning they protested outside the Grants Pass Bureau of Land Management as Boise Cascade and the Swanson Group had a bidding war for the trees of the East West Timber Sale located near the Ken Rose neighborhood just outside downtown Cave Junction in Josephine County.
- Dredge mining creates waves
- Opinions differ sharply in the debate over a bill that would place a moratorium on suction dredge mining in Oregon. Members of both sides packed the Capitol on Monday afternoon during a public hearing of the Senate Environment and Natural Resources Committee.
- Mining firm interested in national forest nickel
- A Portland mining firm Red Flat Nickel Corp. has proposed exploratory drilling at two sites in the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest, including one near the southeastern tip of the Kalmiopsis Wilderness Area.
- These are rough times for Rough & Ready
- Rough and Ready Lumber, the only large sawmill in Josephine County, had to shut down for a week in February, again in March and will do it again this month.