Environment

Environment & Planning

Rachael McDonald

Officials have drafted a management plan for one of the most popular hiking spots around Eugene / Springfield. The public can comment on the future of Buford Park and Mount Pisgah in several ways.

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Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife

Three Oregon lawmakers have been hit with an ethics complaint filed by environmentalists. It was filed Monday with the Oregon Government Ethics Commission against three representatives who helped pass the so-called wolf delisting bill in February.

Wikipedia

The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality will loan the city of Newport more than $5 million to make some much needed improvements.

Rachael McDonald

University of Oregon students held a “mock wedding” Thursday. The event marked the end of Divest UO’s 9 week sit-in at the administration building on campus.

Bonneville Power Administration

Thanks to a wet winter, the Bonneville Power Administration says this will be a “normal” water year for the northwest. That’s an improvement over last year.

Anni Katz

There’s good news and bad news about Lane County’s Air Quality from a recent American Lung Association report. The area gets an “A” for its low ozone levels. But too much wood smoke makes the air unhealthy some of the year.

www.oregonlive.com

Backers of a liquefied natural gas project at the northwestern corner of Oregon are calling it quits.

Warrenton Mayor Mark Kujala says the development company Leucadia  National Corporation of New York is no longer willing to bankroll the Oregon LNG project.

Oregon Coast Aquarium

One of the two olive ridley sea turtles rescued on Oregon beaches last winter has died.

City of Eugene

The City of Eugene has purchased 100 acres of land north of Lane Community College. The city hopes the acquisition will help connect Eugene’s ridgeline system with Mt Buford Park and Springfield.

US Fish & Wildlife Service

This weekend, hundreds of birders flocked to Harney County for the 35th annual migratory bird festival. It’s been about 2 months since the armed occupation of the Malheur Wildlife Refuge ended. Eugene’s Noah Strycker was at the festival.

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