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Leaves and natural debris are wintering sites for all sorts of pollinator insects and butterflies. Raking them and leaving a clean space, harms them. This one of the reasons our insect populations are declining, and that hurts birds. So, leave the leaves. It's good for the soil and grass too.

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Need to start calculating water use from marijuana grows. Why the county allowed a "crop" that uses such an extraordinary amount of water when we are a desert is beyond me. Just such poor evaluation of the consequences of this decision. But, that's what you get when county commissioners a…

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One way to help birds is to make sure we protect them from hitting our windows. Residential homes kill over 500 million birds a year; another 500 million die on commercial buildings. Cats kill birds as well. There are a lot of easy, affordable solutions available now that actually work. W…

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Sure, burn down everything but the trees in a forest and it stops fire. But let's not call that a "forest" anymore. That is a tree farm. Our shrubs, grasses, and flowers in the forest are not just "ladder fuels." These repeated hypes on prescribed burns read like promo marketing ads, rife…

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"Thinning" and "controlled burns" the new greenwashing of clearcuts and logging. Just more flagrant, abusive mismanagement of our public lands. Don't buy the lies.

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The spread of salmonella has everything to do with the type of feeder and how often the feeder is cleaned and disinfected. Flat feeders and those with seed catchers, and any others that allow the bird to poop into the food, are the first that must come down. If you have a lot of dying bir…

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Too bad the state and Deschutes County doesn't believe in broad based testing. Or testing those that have died of causes that could be Covid. Both have their heads in the sand and are risking the health of Oregonians. We're doomed here.

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10,000 comments from everywhere but here...TX, CA, AL...in form letter from a poorly known "wildereness" advocacy group in Montana. Wow, perhaps these folks have trashed their own places and now decry the loss of the free ability to visit here and trash ours too. Sad that the pro Trump, p…

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