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

A Push To Protect Oregon Spring Chinook Salmon Gets A Boost From Genetic Science

A logjam on a river can be a beautiful thing—especially if you’re a salmon. Logjams collect the gravel salmon need to lay their eggs. But if you’re a spring chinook on the South Umpqua, the slick gray-green sheets of rock that line the course of the river can be a bleak place. Source: A Push […]
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Illegal Cannabis Operations In Public Forests Are Poisoning Wildlife And Water

Water and wildlife in the nation’s public forests are slowly being poisoned by insecticides and other chemicals used in illegal cannabis operations, say forest police and researchers. They warn that the potential environmental damage could last generations. Many of the grows are the work of highly organized drug cartels, who take advantage of the forests’ […]
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Paulina Creek restoration planned in Newberry National Volcanic Monument

A section of Paulina Creek is is being restored to a more natural state, decades after it was moved and channeled to provide access to stream bed gravel for miners. The section of creek to be restored is located near Ogden Group Campground and the Peter Skene Ogden Trailhead in Newberry National Volcanic Monument, according […]
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The High Cost Of Dissent In Grant County

A career police officer claims to be the latest target of an activist sheriff. Source: The High Cost Of Dissent In Grant County

Skookum Fire smolders while managers look for prescribed fire across the Umatilla National Forest

A wildfire discovered late on the afternoon of Oct. 31 grew to approximately 50 acres over the weekend. Due to short days, cold temperatures and high humidity, crews will be monitoring the fire until early winter snowstorms blow in to put it out. Source: Skookum Fire smolders while managers look for prescribed fire across the […]
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Archaeologists Rush To Save Oregon’s Chinese Mining Sites

In the late 1880s, almost half the people in Grant County were Chinese. Today, it’s less than half a percent. Archaeologists are rushing to preserve their history, before it’s all burned away. It was the kind of July day in Eastern Oregon when the dusty air waits for a spark to ignite a fire. In […]
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Pile burning to begin on Newberry Volcanic Monument

Fuels specialists will begin burning piles in the Newberry National Volcanic Monument this week, U.S. Forest Service officials said Tuesday. Source: Pile burning to begin on Newberry Volcanic Monument

Study finds US public land workers facing assaults, threats

Federal employees overseeing U.S. public lands were assaulted or threatened at least 360 times over a five-year period according to a a congressional watchdog agency. Source: Study finds US public land workers facing assaults, threats

Smoke sightings spur burning questions

Q: Driving from the coast toward Grants Pass Oct. 14, we saw a column of smoke that appeared to rise 5,000 to 10,000 feet west of Grants Pass, with smoke spreading over Grants Pass and the surrounding area. We saw the smoke at a distance of 10 to 15 miles. When we got close, there […]
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Umatilla National Forest invites public to open houses

The Umatilla National Forest announced five open houses for community members to share information about their interests on the forest and to engage with local forest leadership and staff. Forest Supervisor Eric Watrud said in the announcement he believes strong community connections and partnerships are an integral part of the Forest Service’s mission. Source: Umatilla […]
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