PGE enhances fish habitats in the Lower Deschutes

1,500 tons of river rock are being placed in the river

Logs, boulders, gravel and other materials are being strategically placed downstream from the Pelton-Round Butte … Read more

Herbicide treatment underway on post-fire BLM lands

The Bureau of Land Management Prineville district office is using aerial spraying to treat noxious … Read more

High Desert Museum to profile renewable energy

Bend natural history museum looks to the future

Hydropower dams, wind turbines, solar power arrays and other forms of renewable energy have been … Read more

Elk benefit from tighter regulations on trails

Wildlife closure on Middle Flagline Trail had been ignored in previous years

Compared to years past, larger numbers of hikers, bikers and runners are steering clear of … Read more

Cool temps slow fire activity

Cooler temperatures over the weekend and recent heavy rain have helped suppress a flurry of … Read more

Mt. Bachelor plans new biking trails, terrain park

U.S. Forest Service is asking the public to comment on projects

Mt. Bachelor ski area plans to build a new terrain park and biking trails and … Read more

Reservoir depletion forces Madras farmers to leave fields fallow

Wickiup Reservoir is at 11% of capacity as irrigation season draws to a close

For the second year in a row, Madras farmer Phil Fine has left a quarter … Read more

Pronghorn collaring planned to study migration patterns

ODFW gets $290,000 federal grant to track the speedy animals

Oregon wildlife biologists are a step closer to learning if pronghorn have barriers along their … Read more

600 lightning strikes, 45 fires from Thursday thunderstorms

Rainfall kept most fires small in Central Oregon

More than 600 bolts of lightning struck Central Oregon in a raucous series of storms … Read more

Smoke from prescribed fire near Prineville dissipates

The Canyon 66 prescribed burn located about 30 miles east of Prineville wrapped up operations … Read more

High Desert Museum awarded for special exhibit

The High Desert Museum, Bend’s environment and history themed museum, won the Charles Redd Center … Read more

Human waste leads to camping restrictions at Broken Top

Increased tourism and human waste on the rocks and boulders near No Name Lake close … Read more

Repaving planned for Crescent Lake sno-park

Hikers, bikers, boaters and other visitors to Crescent Lake are advised that the sno-park near … Read more

Prescribed burn underway northeast of Prineville

Residents advised about pending smoky conditions from burn near Walton Lake

Fire authorities began a prescribed burn on 5,072 acres near Walton Lake on Tuesday, a … Read more

Experts: Warming may lead foresters to plant different trees

Northwest forestland owners are expected to modify the type of seedlings they use to replant … Read more

Oregon forest has an ancient unseen killer: ‘Humongous Fungus’

Atop a low ridge in the heart of Oregon’s Blue Mountains, Michael McWilliams pushes through … Read more

Tumalo Creek Fire expands to 10 acres

Firefighters contain 25% of blaze west of Bend

The Tumalo Creek Fire, the largest active fire in Central Oregon, spread to 10 acres … Read more

Proposal would kill more sea lions to protect fish

Plan would expand target areas and add Steller sea lions

BOISE, Idaho — More than 1,100 sea lions could be killed annually along a stretch … Read more

Lightning ignites wildfires west of Bend

Crews battle 8-acre blaze near Tumalo Falls

Lightning strikes that ignited wildfires in the forests west of Bend kept firefighting crews busy … Read more

Wildfires a threat as Oregonians head into holiday weekend

Officials urge people to ‘drown’ campfires with water, stir them to ensure they are out

As Central Oregonians ready for hunting season or prepare for a Labor Day weekend cookout, … Read more

Ochoco Irrigation District planning upgrades

Ochoco Irrigation District is planning a number of projects to upgrade its aging infrastructure, including … Read more

Warm Springs water woes aren’t over

Clean water flows now, but a permanent fix will cost millions

Danny Martinez stood on a concrete slab just off a remote road on the Warm … Read more

Matsutake mushroom season opens Sept. 3

Commercial harvest of the matsutake mushroom, prized in East Asia for its spicy-aromatic odor, opens … Read more

Eugene to test small electric transport

Transit officials hope EmGo electric cars will also encourage bus ridership

The electric cars set to start buzzing people around downtown Eugene on Friday aren’t just … Read more

Free guided hike of Newberry National Monument

An end-of-summer guided hiking tour of Newberry National Volcanic Monument on Aug.30 is being sponsored … Read more

Forest program seeks funds to continue thinning efforts

Deschutes Collaborative Forest Project hopes to tap federal farm bill

The collaborative group behind a forest restoration program that helped Deschutes County firefighters corral wildfire … Read more

BLM completes 11,000 acre acquisition around John Day River

Former ranchland will now be open for public use and recreation

Campers, boaters, bikers and others who love the adventure of Oregon’s wild eastern half had … Read more

Oregon license plates to feature mule deer

Oregon wildlife lovers may soon be able to show their support for woodland creatures with … Read more

Warm Springs residents no longer have to boil drinking water

Boil water notice underscored numerous, long-standing infrastructure problems

For the first time in over two months, residents of the Warm Springs Indian Reservation … Read more

Cooler, wetter weather keeps lid on Oregon wildfires

Smoke-free skies have been good for tourism as locals flock to popular outdoor areas

After two difficult summers of near constant wildfire and its accompanying smoke and haze, Central … Read more

ODFW: Trump rule changes could affect future endangered species

Endangered animals in Oregon include the gray wolf, Northern spotted owl, bull trout, others

The Trump administration on Monday finalized rule changes to the Endangered Species Act, allowing the … Read more

Oregon, other states sue over fuel economy penalties

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A coalition of states, including Oregon, sued the Trump administration Friday for … Read more

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