Moore Park RX burn today

Moore Park RX burn today

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. - The Oregon Department of Forestry in conjunction with Klamath County Fire District #1, US Forest Service, and City of Klamath Falls Parks Department plan to conduct a prescribed fire within the boundaries of Moore Park beginning Tuesday, October 15, 2019.

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Protecting the Pacific Fisher

Protecting the Pacific Fisher

SALEM, Ore. — The Oregon Department of Forestry and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service have signed an agreement that will enhance protections for the Pacific fisher on nearly 184,000 acres of land owned by the Oregon Board of Forestry. This includes the Santiam, Gilchrist and Sun Pass state forests as well as other Board of Forestry land in Lane, Douglas, Coos and Josephine counties.

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Fall open burning window announced

Fall open burning window announced

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – Twice each year there are open burn windows that allow Klamath County residents the opportunity to burn yard waste. Klamath County Public Health (KCPH) just announced the 2019 Fall open burning window. It begins at 8:00 AM on Saturday, October 12, and ends at 5:00 PM Sunday, October 27.

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PacificCorp releases draft resource plan to manage coal transition

PacificCorp releases draft resource plan to manage coal transition

PORTLAND, Ore. – PacifiCorp released a draft of its long-term energy plan that continues investments in new wind generation and transmission, while adding significant new solar and storage resources.

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Upper Klamath Lake recreational use health advisory lifted

Upper Klamath Lake recreational use health advisory lifted

Water monitoring has confirmed that the level of cyanotoxins (harmful algae toxins) in Upper Klamath Lake are below recreational guideline values for human exposure. However, officials advise recreational visitors to be alert to signs of cyanobacterial (harmful algae) blooms, because blooms can develop and disappear on any lake through the season.

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RX Burn planned for Crater Lake NP

RX Burn planned for Crater Lake NP

CRATER LAKE, Ore. - Crater Lake National Park Fire Management staff are preparing to implement portions of the West Highway 62 prescribed fire project.

The unit is located along both sides of West Highway 62.  Approximately 44 acres containing roughly 2200 piles are in the areas scheduled to be burned this fall.  These piles are from the construction of fuel breaks along Highway 62.

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Solar-Powered air quality monitor installed at Oregon Tech

Solar-Powered air quality monitor installed at Oregon Tech

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. - A fully solar-powered air monitoring station has been installed on the Oregon Institute of Technology's (Oregon Tech) Klamath Falls campus, complementing the work currently being done by the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) to monitor air quality in the Klamath Basin.

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This autumn may see more controlled burns in Oregon

This autumn may see more controlled burns in Oregon

SALEM, Ore. — Cool, rainy weather across much of the state has allowed the first controlled burns to be lit in parts of Oregon. New rules governing smoke may allow more of these burns than in the past. Oregon Department of Forestry officials believe increasing the amount of burning will help landowners reduce the public safety risk from the buildup of fuels in forests, and improve forest health.

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Fremont National Recreation Trail is focus for National Public Lands Day

Fremont National Recreation Trail is focus for National Public Lands Day

LAKEVIEW, Ore. – Volunteers interested in participating in National Public Lands Day are invited to join the Fremont-Winema National Forest, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Lakeview District and the Oregon Natural Desert Association (ONDA) for a day of trail work.

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Lessons in the Woods

Lessons in the Woods

Gadge Riffle carefully put the seedling in the hole and covered it with dirt before packing the ground around the new tree with his feet.

“I planted a tree!” he told his sixth-grade teacher, Jason Dornhecker, as the class walked along a path in the woods, adding, “Well, I know they’ll unplant it and plant it again so they can show the others how to do it.”

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Lower Klamath Lake NWR to begin receiving water from Klamath Project

Lower Klamath Lake NWR to begin receiving water from Klamath Project

On September 4th, Lower Klamath National Wildlife Refuge began receiving 50 cubic feet per second (cfs) of Klamath Project Supply through Ady Canal, operated by Klamath Drainage District.  This delivery, on top of water already being provided, comes at a critical time for fall waterfowl migration, and has become available through extensive coordination and efforts by Klamath Project irrigators.

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Visitor ordered to pay damages after illegally driving vehicle off-road at Crater Lake NP

Visitor ordered to pay damages after illegally driving vehicle off-road at Crater Lake NP

CRATER LAKE, Ore. – In July 2018, Evan Metz of Grants Pass, Oregon drove over three miles in the Pumice Desert causing significant resource damage. The soil and vegetation were disturbed throughout the area, and in the location where he drove around in circles while a friend took pictures, the disturbance exceeded 12 inches in depth and caused widespread vegetation mortality.

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'Partners in the Park' educates students in service ans stewardship

'Partners in the Park' educates students in service ans stewardship

Since 2018 Oregon Institute of Technology, “Oregon Tech,” associate professor Christopher Syrnyk, Ph.D., has been working with Crater Lake National Park (CRLA) on a National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC) project for their Partners in the Parks committee. Created as NCHC service/stewardship projects to encourage experiential learning and community building in the nation’s national parks, Partners in the Parks provides many students who are sometimes unable to go on a study abroad learning experience another opportunity, which is more affordable, for a meaningful learning and travel experience.

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Protection proposed for rare bumblebee found only in Southern Oregon & Northern California

Protection proposed for rare bumblebee found only in Southern Oregon & Northern California

Southern Oregon – Franklin’s bumblebee has the smallest geographic range of any bumblebee species in North America. The hills of southwest Oregon and northern California are where this elusive bee calls home. Although it has always been hard to spot, the bee has not been observed in its native habitat since 2006.

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Recreational use advisory issued for Upper Klamath Lake July 19 [UPDATED to include entire lake - August 13]

Recreational use advisory issued for Upper Klamath Lake July 19 [UPDATED to include entire lake - August 13]

The Oregon Health Authority updated a recreational use health advisory today for Upper Klamath Lake due to the presence of a cyanobacterial (harmful algae) bloom and cyanotoxins (harmful algae toxins) above recreational guideline values for human exposure. The lake is in Klamath County.

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