Wyden, BLM Discuss Wildfire Risks

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Oregon could be in for another tough wildfire season after an unseasonably warm and dry winter. U.S. Senator Ron Wyden talked with local Bureau of Land Management and forest service leaders Thursday afternoon about the trends they’re seeing and how it might impact the season. Leaders say if drought conditions continue through … Continue reading »

S. Oregon Fire Season Starts Monday

JACKSON COUNTY, Ore.– Starting Monday at 12:01 a.m., wildfire season will officially begin for Jackson, Josephine, Klamath and Lake Counties. Declaring fire season means putting restrictions on debris burning. It also prohibits the use of fireworks, release of sky lanterns, the discharge of exploding targets, and the discharge of tracer ammunition. Fire officials say these prevention … Continue reading »

Walk Through West Eugene Wetlands

EUGENE, Ore. — Twenty years ago a joint effort began to save the West Eugene Wetlands. While that effort is ongoing, Saturday those involved looked back on their progress and worked to spread the word about the wetlands and why they’re so important to our ecosystem. By bike or by foot, dozens of Eugene residents … Continue reading »

Group Rallies For Wild Horses

EUGENE, Ore. —    Wild horse supporters from all over the country, including a group in Eugene rallied Saturday to raise support for the wild animals. The group rallied against the Bureau of Land Management’s removal of wild horses from public property. Supporters said during the 1970s there were three million wild horses in the … Continue reading »

Govt. Shutdown Impacts Oregon

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. – Wednesday was the second day of the government shutdown and it’s impacting quite a few people in our area. The Bureau of Land Management and Oregon Department of Agriculture offices were closed Wednesday; but, it’s not just people who work directly for the federal government who are impacted by the government shutdown. “I … Continue reading »

Deputies Work to Remove Motor Home

ROSEBURG, Ore. – The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office attempted to rescue a California couple after their motor home got stuck on a Bureau of Land Management road. Deputies say around 8:30 p.m. Saturday they received a call from Charles Garton, 73, of Ridgecrest, Cali., saying he and his wife were stuck on a logging road … Continue reading »

Volunteers Clean Up Wetlands

EUGENE, Ore. — Volunteers spent the day Saturday spreading woodchips on a newly created path near Stewart Pond. “So you can look, there used to be a pond here, but since it’s summer it was drying up and so we’re just making it look a little more walkable and to look I guess a little … Continue reading »

Volunteers Needed for River Clean Up

BANDON, Ore. – The Bureau of Land Management is looking for volunteers interested in helping clean up the New River Area of Critical Environmental Concern. Volunteers will help remove noxious weeds, stack wood and plant dune grass seeds. Those who have canoes or kayaks can bring them to the event to help clean trash from … Continue reading »

Wetland Restoration Taking Longer

EUGENE, Ore. — Not far away from the controlled burn in West Eugene, another restoration process was underway Tuesday. Crews were still out in the West Eugene wetlands, cleaning and restoring the area after the Bureau of Land Management cleared illegal campers out of the area. That was weeks ago. Crews have been cleaning up … Continue reading »

Controlled Burn Planned for This Week

EUGENE, Ore. — Fire crews will be setting fire to the west Eugene wetlands this week for a controlled ecological burn. However, they need to wait for a day when weather conditions are just right so that nearby homes won’t be endangered. The Bureau of Land Management says burns like this one improve the habitat … Continue reading »

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