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At least two counties in rural Eastern Oregon are raising objections to the River Democracy Act, a federal bill that would add nearly 4,700 miles of wild and scenic rivers across the state.

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. — As drought- and wind-driven wildfires have become more dangerous across the American West in recent years, firefighters have tried to become smarter in how they prepare.

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The Bootleg Fire, which has destroyed an area half the size of Rhode Island, was 40% surrounded Friday after burning some 70 homes, mainly cabins, fire officials said.

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WALLOWA COUNTY — Firefighters have made gains on the Elbow Creek Fire, but a couple areas of the blaze have given them fits over the last few days.

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DENVER (AP) — Interior Secretary Deb Haaland is visiting Denver on Thursday to address the federal government's response to a historic drought as the U.S. West battles massive wildfires and re…

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The nation’s largest wildfire, Oregon’s Bootleg Fire, grew to 624 square miles overnight, but fire crews continue to make progress on controlling it.

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Wildfires in the American West, including one burning in Oregon that's currently the largest in the U.S., are creating hazy skies as far away as New York as the massive i…

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PORTLAND — The threat of thunderstorms and lightning has prompted officials in fire-ravaged Oregon to ask for help from outside the Pacific Northwest to prepare for additional blazes as many r…

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Idaho's Snake River Complex Fire and Oregon’s Bootleg Fire — the nation’s largest — have helped push U.S. acres burned more than one-third higher than the 2020 year-to-date total.

LA PINE — Even before he was allowed to return to his La Pine home, Mike Harper knew the damage from the Darlene Fire would be bad. The 72-year-old Harper returned to his 10-acres southeast of…

A wildfire north of Wenatchee, Wash., has grown to 11,000 acres but a fire spokesman said the outlook is “positive” Friday morning as good progress has been made toward containment.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration said Thursday it is ending large-scale, old-growth timber sales on the nation's largest national forest — the Tongass National Forest in Alaska — and…

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Karuk tribal citizen Troy Hockaday Sr. watched helplessly last fall as a raging wildfire leveled the homes of five of his family members, swallowed acres of forest where …

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Lawsuits filed Monday in California seek potential class-action damages from Dow Chemical and its successor company over a widely used bug killer linked to brain dama…

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BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Airport officials facing jet fuel shortages are concerned they’ll have to wave off planes and helicopters that drop fire retardants during what could be a ferocious wildfir…

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The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission has once again voted to grant endangered species protections for the marbled murrelet, a small seabird that nests in old-growth forests along the Pacifi…

A rare morning lightning storm touched off a wildfire in northern Malheur County on Wednesday morning that could easily have turned into a major blaze fanned by gusty winds.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration said Wednesday it is hiring more federal firefighters — and immediately raising their pay — as officials ramp up response efforts in the face of a se…

Lumber prices have slipped from the stratospheric highs seen earlier this year but the demand for Northwest logs is expected to remain healthy, experts say.

Conifer seedlings are in high demand after record wildfires in 2020 burned more than 1 million acres of Oregon’s forests, compelling landowners to salvage timber and replant their properties a…

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The infestation marks the second discovery of sudden oak death outside Oregon’s 515-square-mile quarantine area this year, after an outbreak was confirmed in the Rogue River-Siskiyou National …

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Both the Joseph Canyon and Dry Creek fires started sometime between June 3-4 in the area's rugged and remote terrain. Despite coming in early June, Matt Howard, Wallowa Unit forester for the O…

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management has violated a court order by again proposing to harvest timber within a “recreation management zone” on public land near Springfield, Ore., according to a f…