NASA scientist to give talk in Bend

Retired NASA science administrator and former Oregon State University professor Michael Freilich will be coming … Read more

OSU-Cascades event to feature water treatment

Portable wastewater treatment machines and mini desalination plants sound like futuristic concepts — but both … Read more

Fish rescue planned for Deschutes shallow channels

Volunteers will rescue fish as water flows from Wickiup Reservoir are dialed back

A rescue operation in the Upper Deschutes is planned for this weekend — but it’s … Read more

Deschutes National Forest seeks winter volunteers

In an effort to recruit volunteers to serve as winter interpretive rangers and winter conservation … Read more

National forests reveal fee proposals for wilderness permits

Popular Central Cascades trails affected

Suggested day-use and overnight fees for a new permitting system scheduled to be set in … Read more

Central Oregon logging industry drops amid construction downturn

Lumber prices dropped 30 percent in past year

For longtime lumberman Bruce Daucsavage, 2019 has been one of the most challenging years for … Read more

Central Oregon mushrooms season is booming

Wet, cold weather means plentiful mushrooms

For mushroom collectors in Central Oregon, the fall of 2019 will be one for the … Read more

Bend to consider carbon reduction plan in December

Proposed plan would reduce fossil fuel consumption by 49% within a decade

A plan to slash greenhouse gas emissions in the city of Bend by changing commuting … Read more

Wyden seeks nominations for wild and scenic rivers

U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., is calling on the public to nominate rivers that should … Read more

Pile burning planned for Deschutes National Forest

Smoke from woodpile burning in the Deschutes National Forest is expected in the coming days … Read more

New home planned for Warm Springs Chamber of Commerce

Chamber hopes repurposed shipping containers can be used by local entrepreneurs

When it comes to planning a new home, the Chamber of Commerce at Warm Springs … Read more

Bend company looks for inventive ways to recycle plastic into usable products

Closing the plastic loop is a mission for The Broomsmen

Growing up in rural Pennsylvania, recycling was not a conversation Phil Torchio recalls having around … Read more

Officials to burn slash in Ochoco National Forest

The burn will reduce fuels that could create out-of-control wildfires

Fire managers in the Ochoco National Forest are planning to burn piles of wood slash … Read more

Surfrider Foundation plans conservation summit in Bend

The Surfrider Foundation is teaming up with Central Oregon Community College’s outdoor leadership program to … Read more

Prescribed burns planned Tuesday south of Bend

The Deschutes National Forest plans two prescribed burns this week south of Bend. The Deadlog … Read more

Chronic wasting disease prompts ban on deer urine

Oregon trying to keep the elk and deer disease out of state

Spritzing urine from a doe in heat on the forest floor is an old hunter’s … Read more

Hoary bat numbers decline amid wind turbine expansion

Millions of bats have died over the past two decades, says OSU-Cascades study

Bats are facing multiple threats in the Pacific Northwest as both white-nose syndrome and wind … Read more

Climate strike draws hundreds of protesters to downtown Bend

Protesters ‘uneasy’ about climate change and planet’s future

Hundreds of protesters crowded all four corners of a busy downtown intersection in Bend on … Read more

Discover Nature Festival set for Saturday

Hands-on learning, games and outdoor recreation are on tap at the fifth annual Discover Nature … Read more

Zero-waste guru coming to Bend

Bend residents interested in reducing the amount of garbage they produce can get practical tips … Read more

‘Forever chemicals’ found in water at Oregon National Guard bases, school

EPA considers levels safe, but Washington, D.C., group disagrees

The supply of drinking water at the Oregon National Guard Youth Challenge Program on Dodds … Read more

Garbage services to launch composting option

Two garbage and recycling services in Bend will expand the yard debris pick-up program to … Read more

REI, nonprofits remove truckloads of trash from Cabin Butte Pit

Chris Grey spends most workdays behind a computer sorting out requests for technical help at … Read more

Public invited to monarch butterfly release

The Deschutes Land Trust is planning to release 10 to 15 monarch butterflies into the … Read more

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

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