Forum looks at reducing bark beetle infestation
Oregon State University Extension Service is holding a presentation and discussion session on the bark beetle infestations affecting trees in the Hood River area.
The fourth-annual Gorge Food Forum will take place at the Hegewald Center and Exhibit Hall at the Skamania Fairgrounds on Oct.12, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The center is located at 710 S.W. Rock Creek Drive in Stevenson, Wash.
Advisory does not apply to migratory fish, such as salmon and steelhead
SALEM (AP) — Health officials in Oregon and Washington said Monday that people should protect themselves against mercury and PCB contamination by limiting consumption of certain fish species from a 150-mile section of the Columbia.
HRWG meets Tuesday at OSU Extension office
Hood River Watershed Group has received a $99,629, two-year grant from the Bureau of Reclamation Cooperative Watershed Management to expand its outreach program, conduct additional analyses to support Hood River County’s Water Planning and Water Resources model, and produce a basin-wide Water Conservation Strategy. HRWG was one of five award recipients in the western United States, according to Cindy Thieman, Hood River Watershed Group coordinator.
With a unique lineup of new and remodeled homes, the 12th annual Green Home Tour set for Saturday, Oct. 5, aims to inspire homeowners and businesses to invest in buildings that increase value while reducing their overall environmental footprint.
Butte near Mount Hood is prime viewing location this month
HawkWatch International announces the beginning of the 20th season of raptor migration research at Bonney Butte, located in Mt. Hood National Forest.
Will a 35-turbine wind-power generating facility ever be built in southeastern Skamania County?
Gorge residents Parrott, Slagle, Peterson gain awards
The OSU Extension Service Master Gardener program, a highly trained volunteer force that educates Oregonians about the art and science of growing and caring for plants, has conferred top honors to its most dedicated ambassadors.
Over five years after they were scorched by wildfire, some 5,000 dead trees in the Mt. Hood National Forest will soon be coming down.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers cautions Columbia River users that water levels from downstream of Bonneville Dam to Longview will decrease starting Labor Day weekend and could remain low for several weeks.
Marine Board offers tips for safety on rivers and lakes
Water users Labor Day Weekend is one of the top three boating weekends of the year on many Oregon lakes and rivers, attracting thousands to the alluring banks and warmest water of the season.
Fire consumes four homes, runs west toward Hood River County line
More than a week later, the Blackburn Fire is still burning. What began as a lightning strike during the early morning hours of Aug. 16 has swelled to an 11,728-acre conflagration that has consumed four homes and nine outbuildings as of Friday morning. The Blackburn Fire comprises almost the entire size of the Government Flats Complex of three wildfires burning several miles southwest of The Dalles. The other two fires in the complex have been contained for several days.
A forest order has been in effect since July 26 that restricts many recreational uses of fire and Off-Highway Vehicles (OHV) use. It is hoped that through these restrictions, wildfires on the national forest may be prevented. The continuing hot, dry weather, along with late summer lightning storms combine to create challenging times for firefighters.
Local fire crews dispatched to aid in Wasco Co. conflagration
Hood River County fire crews are part of a group of over 700 firefighters who are trying to extinguish the nearly 7,000-acre Government Flats Complex wildfire burning approximately 6-10 miles southwest of The Dalles. The Oregon State Fire Marshal reported Tuesday morning that two homes and five outbuildings have been consumed by the flames.
Oregon State Parks is conducting a comprehensive planning process of its 24 state parks in the Columbia Gorge and is asking for comments from the public. Comments received and decisions made will affect Gorge parks for the next decade.