Dead, diseased trees to close Cultus campground

Forest Service planning tree removal in fall+

The Cultus Lake Campground and Day-use area will be closed for the summer, due to … Read more

Threat of falling trees closes 40 acres near Walton Lake

Laminated root rot affects trees in the Ochoco National Forest

PRINEVILLE — When Walton Lake Campground, among the most popular camping spots in the Ochoco … Read more

State wolf management plan moves closer to completion

ODFW commissioners discuss attacks on public land and more

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife has moved a step closer to finalizing the … Read more

Federal government to review sage grouse management in West

Agencies will offer recommendation on sage grouse policy

A new approach to managing sage grouse populations in Oregon and across the Western United … Read more

EPA chief joins Trump inner circle

Less than four months ago, Scott Pruitt arrived in Washington with few connections to President … Read more

Crater Lake National Park deals with water shortage

Following a call on main water source, rangers forced to truck in water

Even after one of the wettest winters in living memory, Oregon’s only national park is … Read more

Feds suspend public lands councils

Suspension of resource advisory councils makes it harder to talk about BLM lands

The U.S. Department of the Interior has suspended citizen committees that help bridge the gap … Read more

Free camping at state parks in early June

Oregon State Parks will be open to the public for free June 3 in honor … Read more

More Deschutes National Forest campsites to open Thursday

Despite the heavy snowfall last winter, visitors to the Deschutes National Forest can expect more … Read more

Deschutes Brewery backs Whychus restoration

The Deschutes Land Trust received its largest corporate donation to date from one of Bend’s … Read more

Meetings on wolf management plan spark debate

Ranchers, conservation groups continue to clash over management of wolves

After two lengthy meetings on the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife’s updated gray wolf … Read more

Oregon monument could be reviewed by federal government

Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument meets criteria under Trump executive order

More than 100,000 acres of protected scenic forestland along the Oregon-California border could be subject … Read more

Firewood cutting open in Deschutes, Ochoco forests

As of Monday, visitors to the Deschutes and Ochoco National Forests, Crooked River National Grassland … Read more

Harney County wildlife refuge looks to move on after occupation

With visitor center open, Malheur National Wildlife Refuge looks to put past behind it

BURNS — The rangers and volunteers stationed at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge are eager … Read more

Federal court kills wind project in Southern Oregon

Oregon-based conservation organizations are celebrating an Oregon U.S. District Court ruling Tuesday that kills a … Read more

Wolf plan frustrates ranchers, conservationists

ODFW plan changes restrictions around killing wolves in Eastern Oregon

Ranchers and conservationists alike expressed frustration and bemusement after the Oregon Department of Fish and … Read more

Fire, medical emergencies top eclipse what-if event

Central Oregon public agencies prepare for August eclipse

PRINEVILLE — For Central and Eastern Oregon’s public agencies, the August eclipse presents a unique … Read more

Deschutes National Forest office hours to change

Starting Monday, the Deschutes National Forest’s Bend office will be changing its weekly hours to … Read more

Whychus Creek land earmarked for preservation

Short-term conservation loan helps Deschutes Land Trust secure 130 acres

The Deschutes Land Trust purchased 130 acres along Whychus Creek for conservation and future habitat … Read more

Crater Lake deals with growing pains

Large crowds bring benefits, challenges to national park

While it’s currently buried under nearly 12 feet of snow, Oregon’s only national park is … Read more

A live look at a sage grouse mating ritual

Webcam east of Bend allows users to watch rare birds during spring

As of Wednesday morning, individuals can watch a unique mating ritual in the sagebrush of … Read more

Objection to Deschutes River lawsuit denied

Deschutes River Alliance’s lawsuit free to move forward

A lawsuit alleging that a dam complex on the Deschutes River has violated portions of … Read more

Brace for record crowds on public land for August eclipse

Hundreds of thousands of people bring wildfire, congestion concerns

For many of Central Oregon’s residents, the total solar eclipse in August is a chance … Read more

A winter full of snow won’t end drought

Above-average streamflow predicted, but not certain

As spring approaches, Central Oregon is experiencing its largest snowpack in years, but experts say … Read more

Bend-based conservation organization to debut new fund

Conservation Alliance to focus more on protecting public lands

After more than 25 years of playing offense, providing grants to secure new public lands … Read more

Prescribed burns planned near Prineville

The Bureau of Land Management is planning a series of controlled burns across approximately 300 … Read more

Whychus Creek campaign gets gift from unlikely source

Native Oregonian turned bank executive makes donation

The campaign to restore Whychus Creek got a boost from an unlikely source: the current … Read more

Volunteers bring citizen science to the forest

Efforts help Forest Service continue work after budget cuts

Molly Johnson had been hiking in the Deschutes National Forest for years, but in 2013, … Read more

Central Oregon rep drops support for land transfer bill

Rep. Whisnant withdraws sponsorship for house bill on federal land transfer

A Central Oregon legislator withdrew his sponsorship of a controversial bill, one that critics say … Read more

Forest Service blocks grooming at Meissner ski trail

Volunteer group can’t groom until environmental analysis is complete

One of the most popular nordic ski trails at Virginia Meissner Sno-park will not be … Read more

Heavy snows in forest bring joys and challenges

Skiers and snowshoers are excited, but forest officials worry

A winter that brought record snowfall to some parts of Central Oregon may have tapered … Read more

Federal grazing fee decline irks some

Fee for cattle grazing on public lands drops for 2017

Letting cattle graze on federally managed land will cost more than 10 percent less for … Read more

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