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.
- Most residents speak against gas pipeline
- The overwhelming majority of residents at a public hearing on a proposed natural gas pipeline through Southern Oregon spoke against it, but plumbers, electricians and construction workers said the project would bring needed jobs.
- Bill to expand Oregon Caves headed toward passage
- In order to expand economic development, increase recreational opportunities, and protect the drinking water for some 80,000 visitors a year, Congress is expected to expand the Oregon Caves National Monument before the end of the lame duck session.
- County calls for local control of federal lands
- Jackson County commissioners unanimously approved a proclamation calling for control of federal lands to be handed over to Western states, a proposal environmental activists dismiss as extremist.
- Jordan Cove LNG in Coos Bay could quickly become one of the largest greenhouse gas emitters in Oregon
- A proposed liquefied natural gas terminal in Coos Bay could quickly become one of the largest, if not the largest emitter, of greenhouse gases in Oregon, federal data shows.
- Abbott Butte trek lifts the spirit
- Located amongst old-growth forests and meadows in the Rogue-Umpqua Divide Wilderness, Abbott Butte is literally the dividing line between the iconic Rogue River and the Umpqua Watershed.
- Living with wildfire
- A Southern Oregon University professor has co-authored a study published this week in Nature that says people should learn to live with wildfire — much like living with earthquakes — rather than rely on fuels-reduction projects that only encourage people to build in wildfire zones
- Feds say environmental and safety impacts of Jordan Cove LNG terminal in Coos Bay can be mitigated
- The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Friday issued its long-awaited draft environmental impact statement for the controversial Jordan Cove Energy Project. The conclusions are similar to its previous determination when Jordan Cove was proposed as a gas import project.
- Proposed Oregon Nickel Mine Fails To Secure Key Permit
- It’s difficult to use water when there’s no water flowing. Or so discovered a UK-based mining company this week when Oregon regulators denied one of the many permits required before development of a nickel mine can get underway in Southern Oregon.
- OR-7 Could Be Re-collared Next Month
- Biologists plan to recapture OR-7 and replace the wolf's tracking collar — and possibly collar his mate and some of his three pups — to keep tracking Western Oregon's only known wolf family as they work their way toward pack status.
- 15,000 Urge Federal Gov’t to Protect SW Oregon Watersheds from Mining
- Today over 15,000 letters were delivered to the Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management to support a mineral withdrawal for public lands in critical watersheds in southwest Oregon, including the North Fork Smith River, Baldface Creek, Rough & Ready Creek, and Hunter Creek.