Oregon state parks eliminate winter discounts

PUBLIC LANDS — Oregon state parks are ending their annual winter discounts on camping fees. The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department says the across-the-board discounts will be replaced by targeted deals starting next year. The 20-year-old “discovery season” program reduced tent and recreational vehicle campsite...

TUESDAY, SEPT. 30, 2014

Wolf attacks kill sheep, dogs in NE Oregon

ENDANGERED SPECIES — Two recent wolf attacks have killed eight sheep and two livestock-protection dogs in Umatilla County, Oregon officials have confirmed. The state Department of Fish and Wildlife says the attacks took place Sept. 15 and 16 on public grazing land near Ruckle Junction...

THURSDAY, AUG. 29, 2013

Steens Mountain among Oregon’s top road trips

OUTDOORS TRAVEL -- If you're looking for an outdoors-related road trip, complete with opportunities for hiking, fishing and wildlife watching, consider the drive to Oregon's Steens Mountain. Zach Urness, outdoor writer for the Statesman Journal, notes that it's been called the most spectacular drive in...


Oregon wilderness bills reintroduced in Senate

FORESTS – Longstanding proposals to protect rivers and forests in Oregon as wilderness areas have been reintroduced in Congress by Oregon’s two senators. The bills would expand the Oregon Caves National Monument and Wild Rogue Wilderness in southwestern Oregon, create new wilderness along the John...

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 17, 2012

Oregon making big-game tags available to military

HUNTING -- Giving up the chance to apply for big-game hunting permits is one of the many sacrifices military personnel make for their service. Oregon is trying to change that. Oregon soldiers like U.S. Marine Corps 1st Lt. James Nash can't plan a trip home...

THURSDAY, JAN. 26, 2012

Take an idyllic time-lapse outdoor tour of Oregon

<a href='http://www.bing.com/videos/browse?mkt=en-us&vid=11fb7d43-c4a3-43ab-9adb-1ffd15358300&from=en-us_msnhp&src=v5:embed::' _cke_saved_href='http://www.bing.com/videos/browse?mkt=en-us&vid=11fb7d43-c4a3-43ab-9adb-1ffd15358300&from=en-us_msnhp&src=v5:embed::' target='_new' title='Finding Oregon Time-Lapse'>Video: Finding Oregon Time-Lapse</a> OUTDOOR PHOTOGRAPHY -- Many of Oregon's iconic natural features are captured in this soothing production of time-lapse photography. It's called "Finding Oregon, by Uncage the Soul Productions. The clip involves six months of photography across...

SUNDAY, NOV. 13, 2011

Hunting groups support Ore. order to shoot wolves

WILDLIFE – Three hunting groups are supporting the state of Oregon in a lawsuit trying to overturn state authority to shoot wolves that attack livestock, the Associated Press reports. The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, the Oregon Hunters Association, and the Oregon chapter of the North...

THURSDAY, NOV. 3, 2011

First wolf in 65 years ventures into western Oregon

ENDANGERED SPECIES -- The first wolf confirmed in western Oregon in 65 years has been roaming Douglas County for a week as wildlife official track its exploration in the high Cascades by satellite. The 2-year-old collared male, dubbed OR-7, has been staying mostly in the...

MONDAY, OCT. 31, 2011

Oregon’s new wolf pack adopts Hells Canyon

ENDANGERED SPECIES -- Oregon's newest confirmed wolf pack is roaming the Hells Canyon National Recreation Area and Wilderness along the Snake River bordering Idaho. Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife used hunter reports and remote cameras to help them document at leat five wolves in...

FRIDAY, JUNE 24, 2011

Oregon votes to pay proactive ranchers for wolf-related livestock losses

ENDANGERED SPECIES -- Even though only about a dozen wolves roam in the state, the Oregon Senate gave unanimous approval today for a bill authorizing a comprehensive livestock compensation and wolf coexistence program. Gov. Kitzhaber is expected to sign the legislation, which passed the House...


First tracks, now photos confirm wolverines in Wallowas

RARE SPECIES -- Five days after discovering the first documented wolverine tracks in the Wallowa Mountains of Northeast Oregon, researcher Audrey Magoun has downloaded photos of two wolverines from a bait station camera. “They are clearly photos of two different individuals,” Magoun said. The photos...

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