Oregon

GMO grass is creeping across Oregon
GMO grass is creeping across Oregon
Missteps by agribusiness giants allowed the invasion. Now they’re off the hook for cleanup.
After Malheur, side effects of the Bundys’ extremism linger
After Malheur, side effects of the Bundys’ extremism linger
But in Harney County, Oregon, collaboration around public lands grows.
Cottonwoods host a world of microbes within their leaves
Cottonwoods host a world of microbes within their leaves
That community of fungi and bacteria may be the key to keeping plants healthy.
Oregon’s monuments need protection from logging
Oregon’s monuments need protection from logging
Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument shouldn’t be managed for timber interests.
Republicans shy away from town halls
Republicans shy away from town halls
Fleeing shouting matches, some politicians are changing the way they talk to constituents.
Oregon youths get another chance at learning outdoors
Oregon youths get another chance at learning outdoors
Outdoor School tries to give children common ground on conservation.
Oregon may sell a state forest that’s no longer profitable
Oregon may sell a state forest that’s no longer profitable
Elliott State Forest shows the difficult balance between profit and conservation.
The dog turds lurking on our trails
The dog turds lurking on our trails
A poop awareness campaign unleashed a lot of anger — some of it unexpected.
The Malheur Refuge  trials are over, but the movement that led to them isn’t.
The Malheur Refuge trials are over, but the movement that led to them isn’t.
Four defendants receive guilty verdicts, ending a yearlong drama.
Growing up in timber country
Growing up in timber country
A writer returns to the old-growth forest of her youth.
Artful science
Artful science
Data and poetry converge in an experimental forest.
Latest: Senators aim to revive rural funding
Latest: Senators aim to revive rural funding
In the meantime, states tighten their belts.
Young people are suing over climate change
Young people are suing over climate change
The Constitution may hold the key to climate action.
Revisiting Malheur, one year after the occupation
Revisiting Malheur, one year after the occupation
The wildlife refuge system is more vulnerable than ever.
Latest: Future mining blocked around the Kalmiopsis
Latest: Future mining blocked around the Kalmiopsis
The moratorium will extend for 20 years.
Why OR7 is a celebrity
Why OR7 is a celebrity
Once wolf populations fully recover, we’ll no longer know the story of individual animals.
Why we need condors in eastern Oregon
Why we need condors in eastern Oregon
Scavenger relocation to Hells Canyon is a far cry from government overreach.
Bedrooms for burrowing owls
Bedrooms for burrowing owls
In Oregon, the Global Owl Project builds artificial burrows to help owls recover.
Putrid spillage; New Mexico fisticuffs; the year, in quotes
Putrid spillage; New Mexico fisticuffs; the year, in quotes
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.
A case of mistaken identity at the dinner table
A case of mistaken identity at the dinner table
The ‘turkey’ was oddly shaped, too small — and the meat too dark.
How Oregon predicted Trump’s partisan politics more than a decade ago
How Oregon predicted Trump’s partisan politics more than a decade ago
Timber communities gave way to right-wing nostalgia and a wave of progressive populism.
Second round of Malheur defendants face conspiracy charges
Second round of Malheur defendants face conspiracy charges
Federal prosecutors are moving ahead, despite the first trial’s acquittal.
An argument against fish hatcheries
An argument against fish hatcheries
‘Planting fish’ doesn’t solve the problems that led to the need to plant them in the first place.
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