Environment

Environment & Planning

Oregon Department of Forestry

Two new members of Oregon’s State Land Board voted Tuesday to move forward with the controversial sale of the Elliott State Forest – despite opposition from Gov. Kate Brown. 

Brian Bull / KLCC

Restrictions on Dungeness crab harvesting along the Central Oregon Coast have been lifted by state officials.  

Rachael McDonald

The lawsuit brought by 21 youth plaintiffs against the federal government over climate change could go to trial this summer. [Today,] Tuesday, Eugene Federal Magistrate Judge Thomas Coffin met with attorneys in a pre-trial conference. The courtroom was packed with local climate activists.

Recorded on: Feb. 3, 2017

Air date: Feb. 6, 2017

Coordinator: Sandy Ericscon

Great cities have great parks and recreation systems and Eugene is home to some of the most impressive and treasured parks in all of Oregon. The benefits to our citizens include healthy opportunities for active lifestyles, personal growth in addition to a socially connected community with a prosperous economy and a diverse and healthy natural ecosystem.

Rachael McDonald

Eugene is a little closer to its goal of completing the Ridgeline Trail. This week Lane County Commissioners voted to sell the city a small parcel of land along east 30th Avenue.

Wikimedia Commons

Sea urchins, ice cream and salsa don't have much in common, except that they're edible. But, they're also all harvested, grown or made in Oregon. This Monday at Lane Community College, the Local Food Connection brings community members, business owners and farmers together for a day of workshops and networking.

This is the conference's 11th year and event coordinator Jared Pruch says every time, attendees look forward to meeting other people who work in food-related fields that rarely overlap, like fishermen and ranchers.

Brian Bull / KLCC

A winter storm watch is expected to hit the Eugene area tomorrow morning. 

Oregon Office of Emergency Management

Thursday (1/26) marks 317 years since the last recorded Cascadia Quake. As KLCC’s Franziska Monahan reports, the date is being honored with emergency preparedness reminders and new legislation.

Recorded on: January 13, 2017

Air Date: January 16, 2017

Coordinator: Sandy Ericson

Speaker: Matt Rodrigues, P.E., ENV SP: AIC Traffic Engineer
Public Works Maintenance, City of Eugene

Lane Regional Air Protection Agency

Wood smoke from fireplaces and stoves is contributing to elevated levels of air pollution in Oakridge and Eugene/Springfield. The Lane Regional Air Protection Agency (LRAPA) warns residents that a smoke ban could be triggered.

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