A local watchdog group is gathering signatures for a possible ballot measure that would ban aerial pesticide spraying in Oregon’s forests. Eugene-based Beyond Toxics is also celebrating its 15th anniversary this week.
The Siuslaw National Forest is proposing a plan to improve habitat and stream surroundings. Proposed actions include commercially thinning about 53 hundred acres; create snags to promote nesting cavities for wildlife, and placing wood in streams to improve Coho salmon spawning. Casey Hawes is with the Siuslaw National Forest. He says the area is located about 14 miles northeast of Florence.
Coyote Hunting contest is happening this weekend in Harney County . Predator advocates are condemning the event, especially given the ongoing occupation of the Malheur Wildlife Refuge by armed militants .
After an entire year travelling around the world, Noah Strycker is home from his “big year” of birding. The 29-year-old from Creswell was able to identify 6 thousand 42 species of birds, breaking the world record.
The Eugene Parks and Open Space Department rang in the New Year by acquiring 100 acres of natural land. The property west of I-5 provides an opportunity for walking trails from Eugene to places like Mount Pisgah.