Environment

Environment & Planning

Brian Bull

A review of over 20,000 groundwater sites by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) shows half of the nation’s states have high --to very high-- potential to become corrosive.  As KLCC's Brian Bull reports, this includes Oregon and Washington.

University of Oregon

University of Oregon president Michael Schill is asking for input on a proposal to remove the names of two men with racist histories from campus buildings. A new report by three historians sheds more light on Matthew Deady and Frederick Dunn.

Department of Agriculture

An exotic, invasive species of earthworm has appeared in several locations across the state.

As KLCC’s Kira Hoffelmeyer reports, the worm is known for its high jump abilities.

inciweb

A popular portion of the McKenzie River Trail will likely remain closed through the end of August. The nearby 58-acre Blue Top Fire is almost fully contained, but it continues to smolder.

Fires Affect Oregon Outdoor Attractions

Aug 3, 2016
Willamette National Forest

A fire near Crater Lake National Park has now burned over 720 acres. Lucinda Nolan with the South Central Oregon Incident Management team says the flames are mostly being fueled by the remnants of the 2006 Bybee fire.

Willamette National Forest

A section of the McKenzie River Trail is still closed while crews battle the Blue Top Fire east of Eugene. The blaze has grown to 15 acres in rough terrain.

Corvallis's Sunset Park Now Has Restored Wetlands

Aug 1, 2016
City of Corvallis

Restoration of a Corvallis park finally concluded this July after 10 years. Part of the $120,000 project turned an old softball field in to a natural wetland area. The field flooded much of the year, the new natural area is accessible year-round.

Willamette National Forest

A popular trail along the McKenzie River will remain closed through the weekend. Crews are fighting the 2 1/2 acre Blue Top Fire near Blue Pool and Tamolitch Falls east of Eugene.

Bringing Back The Wocus, One Plant At A Time

Jul 21, 2016
Jes Burns / Earthfix

At one time, a network of wetlands and marshes surrounded Southern Oregon’s Upper Klamath Lake. These were the hunting and gathering grounds of Native Americans. One of their major subsistence foods was an abundant water lily they called the wocus.

Record date: July 15, 2016

This City Club will air in August.

Speakers:

  • Jim McGavin: President of the South Willamette Wineries Association, President of the Prairie Mountain Wineries Association, Owner of Walnut Ridge Vineyard, and Co-owner of Sass Winery.
  • Sandra Ericson: Former Planning Commissioner and Chair of the Climate Protection Task Force for the City of St. Helena, Napa Valley, and former President of the St. Helena Home Winemakers.

Coordinator: Sandra Ericson

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