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Gold miner Cliff Tracy wants to dig in again on critical salmon stream in southwest Oregon
In 2009, Tracy was convicted on a misdemeanor charge of illegally mining on U.S. Forest Service land next to a critical salmon stream in southwest Oregon. Now, he has applied to mine at the same spot again, and the Forest Service says his prior conviction won't factor in to their evaluation of his new proposal.
Lawsuit from Karuk Tribe, conservation groups officially stops Orleans timber harvest
Federal judge orders Six Rivers National Forest to develop remedial plan
Oregon adopts strictest standards in United States for toxic water pollution
Oregon's Environmental Quality Commission today adopted the strictest standards for toxic water pollution in the United States. The new rules, adopted on a 4-1 vote, are designed to protect tribal members and others who eat large amounts of contaminated fish.
The strange and wonderful Smith
The Smith River’s North Fork hosts singular scenery, big rapids
Road openings stalled over tree disease fears
Disease killing Port Orford Cedar spread often from roads during wet weather
The view is sweeter when you earn it
George Sexton writes on his hiking experience to Pearsoll Peak in the Kalmiopsis Wilderness.
Underwater mushroom from Rogue makes new species list
Mushroom, found in 2005, creates waves in the mycological world
Timber sale near Butte Falls draws universal accolades
Conservationists, timber advocates say thinning project will boost forest health, add jobs
Suction Dredge Mining Costs Targeted By California Lawmakers
A California legislative panel has proposed action that would extend a ban on suction dredge gold mining for five years. The full legislature has yet to take final action. Amelia Templeton reports on what this could mean across the border in Oregon.
87-Year-Old Woman Searches for the Endangered Flower That Shares Her Family Name
A lovely story about the endangered Gentner's Fritillary