National Public Lands Day

EUGENE, Ore. — Thousands of volunteers nationwide will be lending a hand to help Mother Nature on Saturday for National Public Lands Day, the largest single-day effort to improve public lands. Volunteers will help out by building trails, planting trees, and picking up litter in national forests and parks. Several sites in Oregon need attention, … Continue reading »

New Day-Use Recreation System

CORVALLIS, Ore. – The Siuslaw National Forest announced it will remove its onsite collection of fees at some of its day-use sites, this summer. The Siuslaw National Forest will no longer collect payments for recreation passes onsite at 12 of its coastal locations. Visitors will still be required to have passes for access sites, but … Continue reading »

Willamalane Hosts Spring Break Camps

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Just because local kids are out of school this week doesn’t mean they’re just sitting at home with nothing to do. Dozens of kids enrolled in Willamalane‘s Spring Break Camp set in a make-believe theme park. Each day this week, they’ll get a chance to explore different areas of the parks with … Continue reading »

Senate to Vote on ATV Bill

SALEM, Ore. — The Oregon Senate will vote this week about whether kids 7 and younger should be able to ride ATVs on public lands. That vote was supposed to happen Monday but got postponed. At this time, children between the ages of 7 and 15 can ride ATVs if they’re with an adult. But … Continue reading »