Environment



Terminal backers respond to denial

Vancouver, Wash. (AP) — The joint venture that wanted to build what would have been the nation’s largest oil-by-rail terminal says Gov. Jay Inslee’s rejection of a permit “sends a clear anti-development message.”

February 7, 2018 midnight read more..


‘Be There for The Gorge’ launches

Friends of the Columbia Gorge announced a $10,000 gift this week to support the launch of Oregon’s Kitchen Table’s “Be There for The Gorge” campaign. The planned six-week crowdfunding effort seeks to gather funds to help the U.S. Forest Service rebuild trails between Multnomah Falls and Angel’s Rest damaged in the 2017 Eagle Creek fire.

February 3, 2018 midnight read more..


Smudge pot assistance available

Orchard operators in Hood River County may be eligible for financial assistance to replace diesel burning smudge pots with cleaner, more efficient frost control systems.

January 31, 2018 midnight read more..
   

Ecology Institute hosts volunteer workshop Thursday

The Columbia Gorge Ecology Institute is hosting a free volunteer workshop for anyone interested in learning about place-based education in the Gorge and local volunteer opportunities in environmental education. The workshop will be held on Thursday, Jan. 11 from 5:30-7 p.m. in the Hood River Library Meeting Room, 502 State St., downtown Hood River.

January 10, 2018 midnight read more..
 

ODFW: No wolves released in HR Co.

Rumors that wolves have been let loose in the Hood River Valley sparked local conversations — but according to the Oregon Department of Wildlife, those stories were false.

January 6, 2018 midnight read more..


‘Hanford: Our River Runs Through It’ Jan. 10

The Pacific Northwest is home to the United States' most contaminated place, the Hanford Nuclear Site. Join Gorge Owned on Wednesday, Jan. 10 at 7 p.m. at Columbia Center for the Arts for a panel discussion that will explore the history of Hanford's plutonium production, the contamination that persists as a result, and the importance of the last free-flowing stretch of the Columbia River known as the Hanford Reach.

December 30, 2017 midnight read more..


US, Canada to talk Columbia River deal

Spokane, Wash. (AP) — Members of Congress from Washington state are praising the decision to start negotiations early next year over the future of a half-century-old agreement between the United States and Canada that governs hydropower and flood control operations along the Columbia River.

December 20, 2017 midnight read more..
  

CRITFC asks for Lamprey photos

Portland — The Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission (CRITFC) is exploring the historical range and abundance of Pacific Lamprey throughout the Columbia River Basin.

December 6, 2017 midnight read more..


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