Tag Archives: U.S. Forest Service (USFS)

Progress made in Meadows-USFS land trade deal

The long-delayed land exchange between Mt. Hood Meadows and the U.S. Forest Service is moving, slowly, towards completion. The Forest Service received supplemental appraisal values for the properties involved in the trade — land owned by the federal government in Government Camp and property owned by Mt. Hood Meadows in the Cooper Spur area on […]
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Oregon Dunes Visitor’s Center begins second phase of renovation

The second phase of construction at the Oregon Dunes Visitor’s Center has begun, with personnel moving into the completed addition while renovations begin in the original building. Source: Oregon Dunes Visitor’s Center begins second phase of renovation | News | theworldlink.com

9th Circuit rejects environmentalist challenge to Lostine Project

A federal appeals court has rejected an environmentalist challenge to a 2,000-acre forest thinning project along 11 miles of the Lostine River in Northeast Oregon. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld an earlier ruling that determined the U.S. Forest Service complied with environmental laws in authorizing the project. Source: 9th Circuit rejects […]
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Central Oregonians assist in Australian wildfire fight

Central Oregon is dispatching three federal firefighting personnel with air operations experience to join a crew of Americans traveling to Australia to help battle wildfires that are ravaging that country. Tavis Fenske, Norm Sealing and James Osborne left for Australia Saturday as part of a group of 21 personnel from the U.S. Forest Service and […]
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Oregon Introduces 6 New Permits, Fee Increases To Hike, Fish

The changes raise questions about affordability and accessibility, but they are all meant to improve outdoor experiences statewide, land managers said. Source: Oregon Introduces 6 New Permits, Fee Increases To Hike, Fish

Editorial: Forest Service should listen to concerns about wilderness plan

It’s a rare day when a new tax or fee is welcomed with open arms. For the Forest Service’s proposed fees to access wilderness in Central Oregon, today is not that day. Many of the comments submitted about the plan are not happy. We confess we did not read them all. One group opposed to […]
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Oregon outdoors more expensive in 2020: 6 new permits, fee increases to hike, fish

Oregon’s outdoors is getting a little more expensive in a lot of different ways in 2020. We have everything you need to know. Source: Oregon outdoors more expensive in 2020: 6 new permits, fee increases to hike, fish

Comments across the U.S mostly oppose Oregon wilderness permit plan

A plan that would require purchasing a permit before entering three of Oregon’s most popular wilderness areas has received a largely negative response. More than 13,700 comments were submitted on a proposal to charge $4 to $11 per day to enter the Three Sisters, Mount Jefferson and Mount Washington wilderness areas beginning in 2020. Source: […]
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Editorial: Third time a charm for Blue Mountains plan?

Maybe the third try will be successful in cobbling together a roadmap for the management of three sprawling national forests in Eastern Oregon. The U.S. Forest Service, which oversees the 5.5 million acres of forestland in the Malheur, Wallowa-Whitman and Umatilla national forests, has stumbled terribly in its previous attempts to revise its 29-year-old plan. […]
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Editorial: There’s still time to comment on forest fees | Opinion |

If the thought of paying to enter wilderness areas in the Central Oregon Cascades delights you or makes your skin crawl, the U.S. Forest Service wants to hear from you. Source: Editorial: There’s still time to comment on forest fees | Opinion | bendbulletin.com