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BLM disagrees with O&C's timber harvest goals
The Bureau of Land Management says it isn't mandated to offer up timber harvest of 500 million board feet identified in the 1937 O&C Act, because its analysis shows that isn't sustainable.
More than 100 protest at Medford meeting on Jordan Cove, Pacific Connector projects
Locals concerned about the environmental impacts of a natural gas pipeline through Oregon and an export facility on the Oregon Coast rallied outside Rogue Regency Inn this afternoon. The rally was held prior to a public open house at the hotel organized by the Oregon Department of State Lands to take comments on permit applications for removal and fill-in of natural waterways for the Pacific Connector Gas Pipeline and Jordan Cove Energy Project.
Keep Public Lands in Public Hands
Militants in Oregon are not alone in the effort to sell off public lands. Our own U.S. Congressman has emboldened a movement to seize control of these public lands. Republican Greg Walden recently proposed legislation to give away over a quarter-million acres of National Forest lands right here in southern Oregon and northern California.
KS Wild ties for first place as the Rogue Valley Messengers' Readers' favorite non-profit.
Supervisors seek answers on Westside delay
The Westside Fire Recovery Project has been a major source of contention within Siskiyou County over the last year, and that contention continued this week.
Genetically Engineered Salmon Approved for Consumption
Federal regulators on Thursday, Nov. 19th, 2015 approved a genetically engineered salmon as fit for consumption, clearing the last major obstacle for the first genetically altered animal to reach American supermarkets and dinner tables.
Commission moved too fast to delist gray wolf
The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission's vote Monday to remove the gray wolf from the state's endangered species list seems premature, especially given the short time since wolves reappeared in the state and the contrast with other protected species.
Musings on a strange Kalmiopsis meadow
The headwaters of Baldface Creek is one of those mystical wildlands that inspires strange stories from the few who have been there. It is a place that seeps into your dreams and a weird landscape that evokes awe and contemplation.
Crowd protests nickel mine proposed near Kalmiopsis
The Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Forest Service held the public meeting to hear citizen responses to proposed restrictions on mining and exploration in the upper Illinois and Smith river drainages, where a large nickel mine is proposed.
Peak experience on Preston Peak
Preston Peak is not the highest mountain in the Siskiyous, but it is certainly the most iconic. Standing tall amidst a range of wilderness peaks and looking down on Raspberry Lake, Rattlesnake Meadows and the expansive old-growth forests of the aptly named Clear Creek Watershed, Preston is special.