Wilderness bills — again


Wyden’s chairmanship could help win approval February 16, 2013   The Register-Guard In a move reminiscent of the movie “Groundhog Day,” Oregon Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley introduced a flurry of wilderness bills this week that were nearly identical to measures introduced in the last session. And the one before that. And the one … Continue reading Wilderness bills — again

Most at Hearing Oppose Seaplanes on Waldo Lake


The Register-Guard by Kelly Ardis                                                                                                                          SPRINGFIELD — The spirit of early Oregon preservationist John Breckenridge Waldo was alive and well at a public hearing in Springfield Thursday night that could help decide … Continue reading Most at Hearing Oppose Seaplanes on Waldo Lake

Forest Service Supports Float Plane Ban on Waldo Lake


Register-Guard op-ed by Meg Mitchell   On Jan. 31, the State’s Aviation Board will take public testimony on a new policy to allow floatplanes on Waldo Lake. At that hearing, speaking on behalf of the U.S. Forest Service, I will explain why we continue to support the state’s previous policy that banned the use of … Continue reading Forest Service Supports Float Plane Ban on Waldo Lake

Op-ed: Climate Crisis Worsens While We Wait for Action


By Tim Ream   Lionel Richie was burning up the pop charts. Americans were freaking out over the release of “New Coke.” And few were giving much thought to climate change. But 1985 was the last year our planet enjoyed an average-temperature month.   According to federal scientists, no one under age 27 has ever … Continue reading Op-ed: Climate Crisis Worsens While We Wait for Action

New Line in the Sand in the Oregon Dunes


The Register-Guard by Saul Hubbard   FLORENCE — The webs of trails that border vast expanses of open sand in sections of the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area slice through woods, shrubbery and beachgrass.   Some of the trails are wide and well-established. Others are narrow — just 4 or 5 feet wide — or … Continue reading New Line in the Sand in the Oregon Dunes

OR-7’s biological clock ticking as he moves to lower ground for winter


December 06, 2012 By Richard Cockle, The Oregonian  Oregon's celebrity gray wolf apparently can't get enough of new California horizons.    OR-7 has now migrated into an oak-chaparral woodland near Lake Almanor east of Red Bluff, said Karen Kovacs, wildlife program manager for the California Department of Fish and Game.    "This is the first time … Continue reading OR-7’s biological clock ticking as he moves to lower ground for winter

Report could boost plans for natural gas pipeline in Douglas County


  December 6, 2012   By Don Jenkins NewsReview    In a finding that may bolster the argument for building a pipeline across Douglas County, natural gas exports would boost the U.S. economy, according to a report released Wednesday. The study, commissioned by the U.S. Department of Energy, warned there would be “winners and losers,” … Continue reading Report could boost plans for natural gas pipeline in Douglas County

Small Seabird Stops Logging, Again


November 28, 2012    By Camilla Mortenson, Eugene Weekly   Is a small, speedy potato-shaped seabird the new spotted owl? If it wasn’t already clear before: Clearcutting on hundreds of acres of coastal old-growth forests that are habitat for the threatened marbled murrelet is definitely at a standstill, this time thanks to a Nov. 19 … Continue reading Small Seabird Stops Logging, Again