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LATEST NEWS FROM THE NETWORK
January 17, 2024
Nearly two-thirds of the state’s agricultural land will change ownership in the next 20 years. Urban sprawl has been swallowing farms around the peripheries of our nation’s cities.
November 29, 2023
The Lower White Salmon Coalition is pushing a new plan for conservation of fish and wildlife habitat. PacifiCorp, the power company that owns roughly 500 acres of land along the White Salmon River where the dam once stood, has yet to announce a decision regarding its intentions.
November 23, 2023
Agrivoltaics integrates solar power and crop cultivation to the benefit of both. An OSU prof thinks it could be the future.
October 26, 2023
Can salmon, steelhead, eagles, kiteboarders, Tribes, BNSF, the Forest Service and one tiny Washington town come together to share a unique piece of water?
August 16, 2023
Researchers are concerned about new threats to populations, especially in Washington.
August 03, 2023
Without a major policy shift, more private homes will burn and more public money will be spent trying to protect them.
July 09, 2023
A logger, forester and former mayor have joined forces to help Butte Falls protect its town and build an economy supported by tourism.
July 06, 2023
Once abundant, Oregon white oak populations in the East Cascades face numerous obstacles, the legacy of fire suppression among them.
June 29, 2023
As Oregon’s mule deer population drops, large solar installations and a warming climate have emerged as new threats.
May 25, 2023
A surge in efforts to find ways to co-exist with beavers continues to be opposed by ag lobby and other landowners.
May 09, 2023
The Bonneville Power Administration has confirmed Cascade Locks mayor’s concerns about proposed new construction. In March, Columbia Insight published a lengthy investigative story on the new $100 million data center proposed for the small Columbia River Gorge town.
May 04, 2023
Accustomed to working in silos, land trusts are realizing fractured efforts to save the environment won’t cut it.
EXCLUSIVE: Businessman proposing data center on banks of Columbia River has history of troubled deals
March 20, 2023
City mayor says “things aren’t adding up” with deal being pursued by Port of Cascade Locks and tech startup.