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DeFazio tours abandoned copper mine Superfund site
U.S. Rep. Peter DeFazio on Thursday toured an abandoned copper mine in Southwestern Oregon that is on the Superfund list of major pollution sites in preparation for filing legislation to overhaul the nation’s primary mining law.
KS Wild launches new film
The eight minute film, "Guardians of the Klamath-Siskiyou" explores the varied wonders of southern Oregon and northern California.
Breaking News – Wyden Set to Release Sweeping Forest Legislation
Senator Ron Wyden’s long-awaited forest legislation has far-reaching and long lasting impacts on public forests in Oregon. The stakes are huge. His legislation affects public forests in an area fifteen times the size of Crater Lake National Park, drinking water for 1.8 million Oregonians and wild rivers and recreation throughout the state.
Herbicide spraying in Curry County draws complaints, state investigation
The state of Oregon is investigating complaints that an herbicide sprayed from a helicopter on commercial timberlands in Curry County drifted over people's homes and made some of them and their animals sick.
Fate of timber burned in summer fires up in the air
The U.S. Bureau of Land Management's Medford District is working to evaluate whether salvage "post-fire" logging is the best thing to do in the area of last summer's Douglas Complex Fire.
Medford treatment plant's impact on Rogue studied
A study funded by the Rogue Flyfishers Association finds algae and plant growth from nutrient loading 10 times higher downstream of the Medford Wastewater Treatment plant compared to algae growth upstream.
Wolverines Found In Oregon
Researcher Audrey Magoun has found three wolverines in her first season of research since moving to Oregon, making discoveries that had eluded the Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife for decades.
Cattle spurn shutdown, graze anyway
Twenty-eight cows that moseyed onto the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument last week obviously didn't know about the partial federal government shutdown.
House passes bill to increase logging in Northwest forests
The U.S. House of Representatives on Friday passed a bill that would boost logging on some federal lands in the Northwest in exchange for protecting other lands for fish and wildlife habitat — despite the Obama administration's veto threat.
O&C lands bill threatens forest watersheds
The bill drafted by Oregon Reps. Peter DeFazio, Kurt Schrader and Greg Walden to significantly boost harvests from federal forestlands in western Oregon would drastically change the management of most of the so-called O&C lands.