Wolf Management: More Than Just a Baseball Game?

Wolf Management: More Than Just a Baseball Game?

Last week, reports surfaced that an eastern Oregon wolf pack is “one strike” away from a potential kill order.  GPS collars revealed that two wolves from the Umatilla River pack were nearby where a sheep was killed on August 20th.  Because this is the pack’s third...
Giving Outdoor Excursions a New Meaning

Giving Outdoor Excursions a New Meaning

I love getting outside more than anything in the world.  Over the last several years I have spent nearly all of my free time tromping around in the woods, skiing remote mountains, wandering the pacific coastline, slinking through desert formations, and viewing the...
Clearing the Air on Clearcutting Our State Forestlands

Clearing the Air on Clearcutting Our State Forestlands

In an April 9 editorial, the Oregonian strongly criticizes two recent bills that would gut protections for Oregon’s state forestlands.  These misguided proposals come at a critical time for our state forests, and the editorial shined a light on a long-standing dispute...
Ninth Circuit Reinstates Clinton-era Roadless Rule

Ninth Circuit Reinstates Clinton-era Roadless Rule

On August 5, 2009 the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals announced its decision in California v. U.S. Department of Agriculture, settling a philosophical dispute between the Clinton and Bush administrations on the preferred approch to manage our national forests. The...
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