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

Dog Mountain to close, along with other Columbia Gorge trails in Washington

A trio of popular hiking trails in the Columbia River Gorge are the latest in sweeping closures of outdoor spaces in the Pacific Northwest. Dog Mountain, Cape Horn and the Lyle Trailhead of Klickitat Trail will all close to the public, effective at the end of the day Wednesday, the U.S. Forest Service announced. Source: […]
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Forest Service pausing all spring prescribed fires in NW

The USDA Forest Service is pausing all spring prescribed fire efforts on national forest lands across the states of Oregon and Washington, the agency announced Tuesday afternoon. Source: Forest Service pausing all spring prescribed fires in NW – KTVZ

In My Opinion: Bring balance to federal lands – Opinion

Most Oregonians support a balanced approach to federal forest management, and most of us recognize the economic and climate benefits of harvesting and processing local timber. There’s broad consensus that science-based management can make our forests more resilient, protect wildlife, and clean our drinking water. But, are federal lands managed in a balanced, sustainable way? […]
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Bad behavior around caves prompts action from Forest Service

Slacklines, glitter, music and skateboards a few of the banned activities in and around caves. Glitter, graffiti, trash and the remnants of underground raves are just some of the vandalism that cave visitors on the Deschutes National Forest may encounter when heading into subterranean caverns. But the U.S. Forest Service is now saying “enough” and […]
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Forest Service finalizes wilderness permit system for Three Sisters, Jefferson, Washington

A major new permit system will forever changing hiking in the Sisters, Jefferson and Washington wilderness areas. Here’s everything you need to know Source: Forest Service finalizes wilderness permit system for Three Sisters, Jefferson, Washington

Project would restore Sheep Creek forests to historic composition

Clues from the past may soon dictate what the Sheep Creek area south of Starkey will look like in the future. The U.S. Forest Service’s La Grande Ranger District is proposing the Sheep Creek Vegetation Management Project to restore the 30,000-acre Sheep Creek area, 22 air miles southwest of La Grande, to what it looked […]
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Trees to be removed from roads near Sunriver

The U.S. Forest Service has announced plans to remove approximately 50 dead and diseased trees along two roadway corridors near Sunriver. The hazardous trees are located along South Century Drive and Cottonwood Drive. Work to remove the trees will start this week and is expected to continue sporadically throughout March and April, according to a […]
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Agencies working to mitigate a second year of severe winter weather damage

After uncommon winter storms ravaged the South Coast last year, leaving communities without power for days, the Oregon Department of Transportation and United States Forest Service have taken steps to avoid a second year of damage in the area. Gary Warner, public information officer for ODOT, said they’ve been working to clean up around the […]
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Are Oregon’s hot springs safe? Forest service doesn’t warn of health dangers

Heart conditions, high blood pressure and pregnancy are a few reasons to avoid Oregon’s natural hot springs, but soakers won’t find those warnings posted. Source: Are Oregon’s hot springs safe? Forest service doesn’t warn of health dangers

Editorial: Reduction in wilderness fees is welcome

The new wilderness permit fees for trails in the Deschutes and Willamette national forests are going to cost less than anyone expected. That’s a better deal. Instead of being a total of $4 for a day-use permit or $11 for an overnight use permit, the charge will be $1 for a day-use permit or $6 […]
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