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Apr 20, 2013 at 8:00 AM
While birds play the starring role, the refuges also feature wildflowers, roaming elk and trails to spectacular Willamette Valley views.
Dec 26, 2012 at 7:20 PM
The mountain goat population appears to be growing on Central Oregon's Mount Jefferson, two years after Oregon and the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs returned the high-climbing animals to the peak.
Nov 10, 2012 at 10:00 AM
“We worry a lot about the loss of old-growth forests, but have overlooked declines in our meadows, which are also areas of conservation concern,” said Harold Zald, a research associate in the College of Forestry at Oregon State University and...
Nov 1, 2012 at 2:11 PM
On the spectrum of enigmatic beasts, the wolverine is only slightly less mysterious than a sasquatch. Between 1921 and 2000, fewer than 10 verified sightings were recorded in Oregon.
Aug 15, 2012 at 5:40 PM
Crews ended their search for a missing hiker from Portland who was separated from his hiking party on Thursday in Marion County.
Aug 13, 2012 at 4:52 PM
Search and rescue crews from a half dozen Oregon counties search for a missing hiker Monday to no avail.
Aug 6, 2012 at 3:55 PM

WESTFIR, Ore. - Access to a famous mountain bike trail is restricted after lightning sparked a forest fire overnight.

The Buckhead Fire north of Westfir had burned 5 acres by Monday afternoon. Land managers have closed Alpine trail...
Aug 6, 2012 at 3:13 PM
Access to a famous mountain bike trail is restricted after lightning sparked a forest fire overnight.
Jul 31, 2012 at 4:00 PM
Two dozen mountain goats now call Mount Jefferson home after a trap-and-release operation last week.
Nov 30, 2011 at 12:42 PM
An video production company has put out a video of stunning time-lapse images taken around Oregon over a six-month period.
Aug 31, 2011 at 12:57 PM
A total of 12 large fires were burning more than 130,000 acres in Oregon, with 2,400 people fighting them.
Aug 25, 2011 at 1:49 PM
Firefighters are responding to approximately 30 small fires ignited by Tuesday night’s lightning and rain storm in the Central Cascades, the Willamette National Forest said. As of approximately 10 a.m. Thursday, Amost of the fires are single tree...
May 16, 2011 at 3:30 PM
MARION FORKS, Ore. (AP) - Three miles. That was all that separated Jerry William McDonald from a cold death alone in the Oregon woods and a warm meal back at the local restaurant. Residents in this old logging town in the remote foothills of the...
May 16, 2011 at 9:27 AM
Three miles. That was all that separated Jerry William McDonald from a cold death alone in the Oregon woods and a warm meal back at the local restaurant.
Sep 20, 2010 at 4:21 PM
Recent rain failed to completely eliminate the danger to the public posed by wildfires and firefighting activity in the Oregon Cascades.