Burn Causes Smoky Conditions

EUGENE, Ore. — The Army Corps of Engineers burned 80 acres of land near Fern Ridge Reservoir Thursday to help some endangered species. The Army Corps says two species, including the Willamette Valley daisy and an endangered type of carrot live in the area. Crews say without these burns, trees and other plants threaten the … Continue reading »

Volunteers Dig in to Keep Pisgah Pretty

EUGENE, Ore. — Volunteers with the Friends of Buford Park Native Plant Nursery are dedicated to upkeep of the park. Each year the group spends time planting native species all over Mt. Pisgah, so the mountain can continue to flourish for years to come. Watch the full story to learn more about the group and … Continue reading »

Volunteers Help Clean Turtle Flats

EUGENE, Ore. — Friends of Buford Park and Mt. Pisgah have plenty of friends of their own helping them Saturday as they cleaned parts of Turtle Flats. More than 20 people gathered at to help get rid of some invasive plants on the 63-acre land near Seavey Loop Road. Coordinators say this is one of … Continue reading »

Public Pleads for Glass Bar Island

EUGENE, Ore. — It was an emotional scene Tuesday as Eugene residents pleaded to regain access to a beloved piece of land. Lane County commissioners gave permission for a nonprofit to buy the 63-acre stretch of property. Those opposed to the plan spoke out at a public hearing before the commission made its decision. “Glass … Continue reading »