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Sunriver Seeks Wildfire Preparedness While Also Protecting The Natural World

Commitment to natural beauty runs deep in Sunriver. But while this ethos has attracted people to the community from across the country, it may mean that wildfires always will be a growing risk, especially as fire seasons get longer and hotter.

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Turmoil Marks Zinke's 1st Year In Charge Of Interior Department

Critics say Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has curbed outside input into how public land is used and elevated corporate interests above safeguarding treasured sites. But energy and mining companies, as well as Republicans, praise the moves as a welcomed departure from Obama-era policies.

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Oregon Group Sues Forest Service To Protect Threatened Plant Species

Conservationists in northeast Oregon are suing the U.S. Forest Service for reauthorizing livestock grazing on 44,000 acres of grasslands within the Hells Canyon National Recreation Area.

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The Bundys Go Free In Nevada — And Their Dismissal Reverberates Across Oregon

A federal judge in Nevada Monday dismissed the criminal indictment against the Bundy family and one of their key supporters, dealing federal prosecutors and federal land management agencies an embarrassing rebuke.

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Senators Question USFS's Role In Sage Grouse Conservation Review

Thirteen Democratic senators, including Oregon Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley, are questioning what role the U.S. Forest Service played in the Trump administration’s recent decision to review protections for the greater sage grouse.

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Neighbors Skeptical Of Smith Rock B&B Proposal

The Mazamas want to develop a three-room bed and breakfast and a 10-site campground across the road from Smith Rock's red rock faces. 

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Oregon Field Guide Favorite Places 2017

“Hey, what’s your favorite place in Oregon?” That’s probably the most frequently asked question we hear on our travels while working for "Oregon Field Guide."

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5 Most Important Environmental Issues Of 2017

From Paris to the White House to the wildlands of the Pacific Northwest, the environment was big news in 2017. 

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Frogs, Fish And Farmers Feel Out Compromise On Deschutes River

With Central Oregon’s booming population growth, water is an increasingly important resource. And on the Upper Deschutes River, scarce water has become a big problem for wildlife and river habitat.

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Willamette Country Music Festival's Move Raises Concerns About Refuge

An opposition is building over the proposed location: 692 acres of farmland bordering Ankeny National Wildlife Refuge, 12 miles south of Salem.

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