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An Oregon land use ruling has again overturned a Linn County zoning decision that would allow a landowner to subdivide a 100-acre farm forest property. The state Land Use Board of Appeals foun…

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Authorities are searching for whoever left an unextinguished campfire they say led to the largest wildfire in Idaho this year that has drawn hundreds of firefighters, three of whom died. The 2…

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This Thanksgiving, your pumpkin pie might have a lower carbon footprint. Farmers in central Illinois who supply 85% of the world's canned pumpkin are adopting regenerative techniques to reduce…

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After a wildfire roared through northern New Mexico this summer, state and federal biologists rescued scores of Rio Grande cutthroat trout from a small stream. They were kept alive in tanks fo…

Rain, hail and cooler weather have been helping crews battle the Cedar Creek Fire. Containment lines have increased, but crews are not out of the woods yet. The fire, around 20 miles west of L…

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Colorado-based research firm BDSA projects legal marijuana sales in the U.S. will jump 8% this year to $27 billion. Much of the increase is expected to come from states that recently passed la…

Jake Strohmeyer is the new supervisor of the Sawtooth National Forest. He will be based in Jerome, Idaho, and succeeds Bekee Hotze, who was the acting supervisor. Hotze is now Salt Lake Distri…

ENTERPRISE, Ore. — Containment of the Double Creek Fire in northeastern Oregon increased from 15% to 22% Sept. 13 thanks to lower temperatures, higher relative humidity and rain.

IMNAHA, Ore. — What do you do when your hitch in the military fighting for your country is up? Take on a new fight, against wildfires. At least that’s what the members of the Umatilla Veteran …

The U.S. Forest Service has activated two Air National Guard C-130s that have been specially equipped to fight wildfires in the West. The planes arrived Sept. 9 at the National Interagency Fir…

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Southern California welcomed cooler temperatures and spotty rain Saturday as a tropical storm veered off the Pacific Coast and faded, helping put an end to a blistering heat wave that nearly o…

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There are 18 large fires burning in Oregon and Washington and nearly 5,000 people on the ground fighting them in both states. Thousands of residents in Oregon are without power after utilities…

ENTERPRISE — The weather over the next couple of days and the prospect of rain next week were bright spots in the battle against wildfires in Wallowa County, the Board of Commissioners was tol…

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Roughly 200 people have been told to evacuate and sheriff’s deputies are trying to track down campers and other recreationists after a wildfire exploded in Idaho’s scenic Sawtooth National For…

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A coalition of university researchers and state agencies in Oregon is betting big on the potential of mass timber to help bridge the urban-rural divide, from increasing affordable housing in P…

More than 150 people recently showed up at the Deschutes County Fairgrounds in Redmond to hear why the Oregon Department of Forestry withdrew its controversial wildfire risk map. "...If you ha…

MT. VERNON — Fire crews with the Oregon Department of Forestry, the Malheur National Forest and Grayback Forestry continued to battle a fire that broke out Monday, Aug. 1, on both sides both s…

MT. VERNON — Fire crews with the Oregon Department of Forestry and the Malheur National Forest are responding to a roughly 50-acre fire burning on both sides of Highway 395 North near milepost…

A tractor that plowed swathes through rangeland in northern Malheur County more than two decades ago is a major reason why the Willowcreek fire, the biggest blaze in the area so far this year,…

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