Outdoors

Busy Wildfire Season On The Way

Oregon and SW Washington residents are anticipating another busy wildfire season as the climate crisis threatens to upend more communities. The best defense during an emergency is to be prepared, and the American Red Cross, Cascades Region, advises everyone to get ready now. “Today, the Red Cross is responding to[Read More…]

When In Doubt, Stay Out: Toxins In Water

As summer approaches, the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) reminds people heading outdoors to enjoy Oregon’s lakes, rivers, and reservoirs to look out for potentially toxic cyanobacteria blooms. Cyanobacteria are beneficial bacteria found in all freshwater worldwide. The bacteria can multiply into blooms in any water body under the right conditions[Read More…]

Free Camping, Day-Use, And Activities

Celebrate State Parks Day with free parking, free R.V., tent site camping at all Oregon State Parks on June 1, and special events at selected parks. Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) will waive day-use parking fees at the 25 locations that charge them and camping fees for all tent,[Read More…]

Leaving Wildlife In The Wild Is Best

Late spring is prime time for sightings of baby wildlife, with a cuteness factor that sometimes is off the charts. But every year, some well-intentioned individuals who find young birds, bunnies, fawns, calves and other baby wildlife believe they need to be rescued. Wildlife officials insist that in the majority[Read More…]

Gold Dust Day

In the Days of Teddy Roosevelt, a rousing, high-energy show, provides a grand finale to Gold Dust Day on June 1. Through music, live performance, and multimedia, this show tells the story of Teddy Roosevelt and his times – a romantic and exciting era. America had just come of age,[Read More…]

Boatnik Rogue River Closure

During the Boatnik Races, the Rogue River will be closed in designated areas and during designated times (refer to the schedule below). All spectators will remain off the water until the races are over. All spectators will remain 50 feet from the waterway at all times. Movement on the water[Read More…]

Registration For New Native Trout Challenge

Anglers, grab your favorite fishing rig and a map as registration is now open for the inaugural Oregon Native Trout Challenge. Created by Basalt to Breakers (B2B), an Oregon nonprofit with fiscal sponsorship by the Oregon Wildlife Foundation (OWF), is launching the Oregon Native Trout Challenge to encourage anglers to[Read More…]

Prevent Wildfires: Burn Debris Responsibly

The Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) and other fire prevention experts urge the public to exercise caution when disposing of yard debris this spring. Over seventy percent of wildfires in Oregon are human-caused fires, with debris burning being the number one cause. As the weather gets hotter and fuels begin[Read More…]

Elk Foundation Joins Wolf Lawsuit

The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation asked a federal court to join a lawsuit in opposition to environmentalists seeking to place gray wolves in the Northern Rockies back under Endangered Species Act protections. The group said it supports the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, which cited extensive peer-reviewed scientific assessments to[Read More…]