Ride The Rogue Has Lower Turnout

Organizers of the 12th Ride The Rogue cycling event, hoping for solid late registration to help bolster what had been a slower than usual pre-registration period, with great late summer/early fall weather through all of last week, received the letdown of letdowns, when on Fri., Sept. 22, smoke from somewhere[Read More…]

Tub Springs Water Returns

Water once again flows at the historic tubs at Tub Springs State Wayside, but now as a feature and not a source of drinking water. Water to the historic drinking water tub was shut off in January due to water quality concerns. The Oregon Health Authority ordered the tubs closed[Read More…]

BLM Celebrates Free Day

The Bureau of Land Management is waiving recreation day-use fees for visitors on September 23, 2023, in celebration of the 30th annual National Public Lands Day. NPLD is the nation’s largest, single-day volunteer event for public lands held annually on the fourth Saturday in September. To recognize 30 years of[Read More…]

House Passes Act To Improve National Forests

The U.S. House of Representatives recently passed H.R. 1450, the Treating Tribes and Counties as Good Neighbors Act. Good Neighbor Authority allows the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service to enter into agreements with state forestry agencies to conduct management projects on national forests to improve their ecological resilience and[Read More…]

New Pest Raises Concern For Oak Trees

An invasive insect from Europe and the Middle East that attacks oak trees has recently been found in several Oregon white oaks in Wilsonville. The Mediterranean oak borer (Xyleborus monographus) transmits multiple fungal species to the trees it infests. Some fungal species may cause a disease called oak wilt, which[Read More…]

‘Killing Contests’ Part Of Commission Agenda

Oregon’s Fish and Wildlife Commission will consider rules to prohibit so-called “killing contests” for the taking of coyotes and other unprotected mammals at its meeting Friday. Last December, the Commission denied a petition while directing state staff to develop rules to stop such contests in a way that is consistent[Read More…]

Peak Months For West Nile Virus

Jackson County Vector Control District (JCVCD) is reminding residents that August and September are peak months for West Nile virus (WNv).  In August, JCVCD detected WNv in 8 mosquito samples, primarily from White City and northeast Medford.  Prior to August, there had been a single WNv detection in July.  Mosquitoes[Read More…]