Environment http://klcc.org en Endangered Chinook Migrate Via Trucks Around Cracked Dam http://klcc.org/post/endangered-chinook-migrate-trucks-around-cracked-dam <p></p><p></p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 14:25:32 +0000 Anna King 11974 at http://klcc.org Endangered Chinook Migrate Via Trucks Around Cracked Dam Southern Oregon Natural Gas Project Brings Environmental Debate http://klcc.org/post/southern-oregon-natural-gas-project-brings-environmental-debate <p></p><p></p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:22:02 +0000 Devan Schwartz 11836 at http://klcc.org Southern Oregon Natural Gas Project Brings Environmental Debate Public Input Sought For Marine Reserves http://klcc.org/post/public-input-sought-marine-reserves <p>The Oregon legislature recently designated two areas along the coast as marine reserves. The state hopes to involve the public in the new sites.</p><p>Cape Perpetua north of Florence and Cascade Head near Lincoln City join two marine reserves already protected by a 2012 law. In 2016, Cape Falcon near Cannon Beach will round out the coastal sites.</p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 10:40:00 +0000 Karen Richards 11597 at http://klcc.org Public Input Sought For Marine Reserves Willamette River Advocates To Tour River, Assess Health http://klcc.org/post/willamette-river-advocates-tour-river-assess-health <p>A small group of volunteers are touring the Willamette River this weekend to highlight work that needs to be done to improve its health.</p><p>The Willamette River Blitz starts Friday in Eugene at Whitley Landing. Volunteers will paddle down the river stopping in Corvallis and Salem and ending in Portland Monday. Travis Williams is the Executive Director for the environmental group “Willamette Riverkeeper.” He says the purpose of the trip is to focus on needed improvements and to monitor habitat restoration.</p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 22:02:15 +0000 Desmond O'Boyle 11530 at http://klcc.org Willamette River Advocates To Tour River, Assess Health Florence STEP Part 2: Conservation Group Expands Education Program In Response To Coho Loss http://klcc.org/post/florence-step-part-2-conservation-group-expands-education-program-response-coho-loss <p>After losing nearly 10,000 newly-hatched Coho Salmon in February, a volunteer-run fish hatchery in Florence is regrouping.&nbsp; While the loss accounted for all of this year’s hatchery Coho in the Siuslaw basin, the number represents less than 1% of the total Coho returns for the river. &nbsp;<br /><br />Yesterday we heard about the hatchery loss. Today KLCC’s Jes Burns reports on what the volunteers are doing to keep it from happening again.</p><p></p><p></p> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 07:12:00 +0000 Jes Burns 11294 at http://klcc.org Florence STEP Part 2: Conservation Group Expands Education Program In Response To Coho Loss Florence STEP Part 1: Fish Conservation Organization Regroups After Hatchery Loss http://klcc.org/post/florence-step-part-1-fish-conservation-organization-regroups-after-hatchery-loss <p>A volunteer-run fish conservation group in Florence is shifting focus nearly two months after suffering a significant set-back.&nbsp; The Salmon and Trout Enhancement Program, or “STEP,” lost all the newly-hatched Coho from their hatchery on Munsel Creek.&nbsp; Despite the tenor of media reports at the time, the loss is relatively insignificant from an ecological standpoint.&nbsp; It's the group's work with local students that’s affected most. &nbsp;<br /> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 07:25:00 +0000 Jes Burns 11204 at http://klcc.org Florence STEP Part 1: Fish Conservation Organization Regroups After Hatchery Loss Timber Company Bids To Buy State Forest Land http://klcc.org/post/timber-company-bids-buy-state-forest-land <p>A prominent timber family’s bid to purchase state forest land in Oregon could lead to old-growth logging near protected wildlife species. The timber sale is reigniting longstanding environmental debates in the Northwest.</p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 16:15:15 +0000 Devan Schwartz 11131 at http://klcc.org Timber Company Bids To Buy State Forest Land Local Beekeepers Leading The Way For Colony Collapse Research http://klcc.org/post/local-beekeepers-leading-way-colony-collapse-research <p>Lane County is leading the nation in its treatment of bees. With recent local and state legislation and a growing interest in backyard hives, local bee advocates are in position to steer the national discussion.</p><p></p> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 11:35:00 +0000 Karen Richards 10724 at http://klcc.org Local Beekeepers Leading The Way For Colony Collapse Research Oregon Electronics Recycling Program Marks 5th Year, Continues To Expand http://klcc.org/post/oregon-electronics-recycling-program-marks-5th-year-continues-expand <p>Since 2009 the Oregon Electronic Recycling Program, or E-Cycles, has collected more than 120 million pounds of potential electronic waste for recycling. The program is poised to expand collection locations and the types of devices it recycles.</p> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 21:54:33 +0000 Desmond O'Boyle 10725 at http://klcc.org Oregon Electronics Recycling Program Marks 5th Year, Continues To Expand Logging The Edge Of Oso Slide's No-logging Zone http://klcc.org/post/logging-edge-oso-slides-no-logging-zone <p>Washington State officials say they didn't approve clearcutting inside a no-logging zone directly above Saturday's deadly landslide in the town of Oso. But aerial photos show a clearcut extending into the zone where a loss of trees would heighten the risk of landslides.</p> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 16:48:30 +0000 John Ryan 10702 at http://klcc.org Logging The Edge Of Oso Slide's No-logging Zone