Week 28: Central Oregon.

10,000 Birds

First stop was a tour of the many small lakes that run along the east side of the Cascade Mountain Range, in central Oregon. We parked the RV in Big Pines RV camp, in the little town of Crescent, Oregon, and hoped for a favourable wind over night. Next week, Crater Lake, one of the true natural wonder of the state of Oregon. The post Week 28: Central Oregon. Trips Cascade Scenic Highway Central Oregon Little Big Year

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Oregon Wolf Hunt On Hold

Wend Magazine

A scheduled wolf hunt in northeastern Oregon will remain on hold. In September , the Imnaha wolfpack found itself under the close watch of local ranchers and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW). Two wolves in particular, including the pack’s alpha male, have been cited for numerous livestock deaths over the past several months in Oregon’s Wallowa County. Related posts: First Wolf to Reach Oregon Cascades Since 1947.

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Timelapse Captures Breathtaking Landscapes of Oregon

Wend Magazine

If you ever had any question about Oregon’s beauty, this timelapse will certainly quell your doubt. Filmed in Oregon and produced by Uncage the Soul Productions , Finding Oregon shows some of the most incredible shots of the state I’ve ever seen. Click here to view the embedded video. Also, check out the interview with Ben Canales, photographer and Uncage the Soul team member, about the making of this video over on EcoSalon.

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Oregon Gator Wrestling

Wend Magazine

Alligator wresting has arrived in Gresham, Oregon and Richard Ritchey is the undisputed champion beating out Multnomah County Animal Services, who had set a baited trap Friday to no avail. He uses reptiles in an educational show and showed off his new addition on Monday night when he visited an Oregon City Boy Scout Troop. In Oregon, We Go “Wiking,” Says New York Times. What Happens To Your Bike in Oregon If You Leave It Outside

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Oregon to Add Five Scenic Bikeways

Wend Magazine

The state of Oregon, the only US state where bikeways officially exist, has voted to add five more designated bike tours to its state roads. “Oregon is a pioneer in fusing recreation, transportation and the economic benefits of this kind of tourism.” Related posts: In Oregon, We Go “Wiking,” Says New York Times. What Happens To Your Bike in Oregon If You Leave It Outside

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Green pioneering on the Southern Oregon trail, part 1

Green Traveler Guides

| Oregon Coast to Grants Pass | It’s an American birthright, roaming toward the distant horizon. Green pioneering on the Southern Oregon trail, part 1 is a post from: Green Traveler Guides. This pursuit of happiness is in our DNA. So you will understand why, one recent fine morning, we begin loading up our covered wagon—our new hybrid vehicle. We are heading north. On a green expedition: in search of charming [.]

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Green pioneering on the Southern Oregon trail, part 2

Green Traveler Guides

In our modern-day covered wagon—our new hybrid vehicle—we have been on the trail of charming towns, fascinating locals, natural beauty and a palpable eco-conscious ethic in Southern Oregon. Green pioneering on the Southern Oregon trail, part 2 is a post from: Green Traveler Guides. | Grants Pass to Ashland | Our journey continues.

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Oregon Loses Its Greatest Conservationist

Wend Magazine

Russell, a lifelong Oregonian, cofounded the famed preservation/conservation organization Friends of the Gorge in 1980 in an effort protect the I-84 corridor leading out of Portland and east across Oregon. Words can’t do much justice for what this brave woman did for the city of Portland and the state of Oregon. Nancy Russell, the “Guardian of the Gorge,” passed away late last month after a long battle with ALS, Lou Gehrig’s Disease.

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WildSpring Guest Habitat: deep green ‘nature with four stars’ on Oregon’s coast

Green Traveler Guides

This funky little artist enclave of Port Orford, the oldest town in Oregon, is barely 60 miles north into the Beaver State, yet three hours to anywhere. WildSpring Guest Habitat: deep green ‘nature with four stars’ on Oregon’s coast is a post from: Green Traveler Guides. All Eco-lodges North America Oregon Port Orford United States Battle Rock Park Hawthorne Gallery Oregon coast Port Orford Lifeboat Station Museum Redfish Redfish Rocks Reuters Southern Oregon

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Oregon Surfer Rides Great White Shark

Wend Magazine

He was knocked from his board while surfing on the Oregon Coast, but instead of crashing into the cold water, he found himself standing on something he described as “rubbery like Neoprene.” Click here to view the embedded video. Surely you’ve heard about Doug Niblack and his recent encounter with a great white shark.

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First Wolf to Reach Oregon Cascades Since 1947

Wend Magazine

They think OR-7 is one of maybe 20 wolves roaming Oregon. Wildlife conservationists hope to protect OR-7 and restore the wolf population in Oregon while the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) believes the killing of wolves is necessary to protect elk and deer populations as well as local game herds. You can learn more about this environmental debate on Oregon Wild’s website. Photo via: Oregon Wild ].

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GE Wins Oregon Wind Farm Contract

Wind Power Ninja

General Electric has won a contract to build the biggest wind farm in the United States in Oregon. The wind farm will be located in Shepherds Flat, Oregon and when completed will be the biggest wind farm in operation in the world. Shepherd Flats is located in Morrow County, in the Northeast portion of Oregon. Government / Industry general electric oregon wind farm oregon wind farm

Cycle Oregon Volunteer Mark Bosworth Still Missing

Wend Magazine

Mark Bosworth has been missing since September 16th when he was volunteering for Cycle Oregon near Riddle, Ore. Related posts: Oregon to Add Five Scenic Bikeways. In Oregon, We Go “Wiking,” Says New York Times Since early report of seeing a man matching his description trying to hitchhike out of the area there have been no concrete clues about his whereabouts. .

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Oregon Comes Closer to Recognizing Animal Personhood

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Animals in Oregon can rejoice because the state’s Supreme Court has taken a major step towards recognizing their rights. Read More The post Oregon Comes Closer to Recognizing Animal Personhood appeared first on Ecorazzi. Animals Causes News Top News steven wise

In Oregon, We Go “Wiking,” Says New York Times

Wend Magazine

A New York Times article published May 13th, 2011, states the following: “OREGON is hiking country. Three days later–in response to said article–writer and University of Oregon SOJC (School of Journalism and Communications) instructor, Suzi Steffen , links to it on Facebook and writes: “First of all, WTFNYT ‘wiking’?!?!?!?! Related posts: Watch Cycle Oregon.

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Solar Plant Opens In Salem, Oregon

Solar Power Ninja

Sanyo Solar has just opened in Salem, Oregon, bringing with it the promise of 200 new green jobs. This new investment is proof that focusing our efforts on clean technology and renewable energy, even in volatile economic times, is working and is the right strategy for Oregon’s economic future,” Kulongoski said. Government / Industry salem oregon solar plant sanyo solarThe $84 million facility is the first piece of what will become the Salem Energy and Technology Park.

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Eco-Chick Escapes to: The Oregon Coast’s Cape Lookout

Eco Chic

This past weekend was a hot one for Oregon; so lots of people inland headed for the coast, which was about 30 (yes, I know!) Like many of my Oregon adventures, I assumed we would find a nice beach or some views, and instead was rewarding with some very real knock-your-socks-off natural beauty of a variety of sorts. We headed north from a very busy Pacific City and up the coast… Check out Must-See Beaches, Coves and Lookouts on the Oregon Coast.

Oregon: Driving Downhill

Sightline Daily

There’s a lot of history packed into this chart on Oregon’s vehicle trends: the seemingly relentless driving boom of the 1950s through 1990s; the decoupling of gasoline consumption from vehicle travel after the OPEC and regional economic crises in the late 1970s; and, most recently, the peaking of both gasoline consumption and vehicle travel in the late 1990s and early 2000s, respectively. It would be nice if Oregon’s legislature agreed with me.

prAna Opens ‘21st Century Town Hall’ in Portland, Oregon

Wend Magazine

From the custom stone and glass mosaic at the store entrance to the refurbished 4×6 fir planks that compose the event stage and the Oregon-inspired tattoo art that adorns the walls and floors. Oregon to Add Five Scenic Bikeways For 18 years prAna has dressed climbers, yogis and outdoor lovers in functional, nature-guided threads.

Oregon Solar Plant Provides 1,000 Jobs

Solar Power Ninja

Government / Industry oregon jobs solarworldSolarWorld just announced that its plant in Hillsboro, the largest solar manufacturing plant in the country, has hired its 1,000th worker. SolarWorld came to the town of Hillsboro, which lies 15 miles west of Portland, three years ago, setting up shop in an old computer chip factory. Bob Beisner, managing director and vice president of the company’s U.S.

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What Happens To Your Bike in Oregon If You Leave It Outside

Wend Magazine

In Oregon, We Go “Wiking,&# Says New York Times. This winter has been so wet, I bet this moss takeover only took a few weeks. OK, maybe a few months. My friend Crofton Diack took this pic yesterday, and we had to share it. Related posts: Bike It Forward–Win a Ride For Yourself & a Friend. Don’t Ski or Snowboard? Hit the Slopes On Your Bike

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Portland, Oregon: most bike friendly in the U.S.

Green Traveler Guides

Portland, Oregon: most bike friendly in the U.S. Experiences/Events News North America Oregon Portland United States Pacific Northwest| Green Travel News | Who’s the most bicycle-friendly for visitors of them all? In the U.S., head for the Pacific Northwest’s Portland. So declares National Geographic Traveler, in a ranking of the most bike-friendly cities.

The New Oregon Carbon Tax Report is Out

Sightline Daily

Last year, Portland State University (PSU) gave the Oregon legislature a teaser about how to face those problems with a carbon tax. The new and expanded analysis concludes that charging carbon polluters would cut pollution and it could create jobs and raise wages, if Oregon spends the money right. In every scenario other than $10 per ton, a carbon tax would enable Oregon to meet its 2020 goal of trimming pollution 10 percent below 1990 levels by 2020.

Lily Tomlin Wants to Free the Elephants from Oregon Zoo

Eccorazzi

Comedian Lily Tomlin urges the Oregon Zoo to retire their elephants to a sanctuary. Read More The post Lily Tomlin Wants to Free the Elephants from Oregon Zoo appeared first on Ecorazzi. Animals Causes News Top News lily tomlin

Monkeys Likely Died of Stress at Oregon Zoo

Eccorazzi

After six cotton-top tamarins were found dead at the Oregon Zoo an investigation shows they likely died of stress resulting from a 50-hour ride there. Read More The post Monkeys Likely Died of Stress at Oregon Zoo appeared first on Ecorazzi. Animals Causes News Top News

Oregon Legislature Passes New Motor Voter Law

Sightline Daily

Oregon just passed a law that will cause the state to treat its citizens as if they have a right to vote! More than a decade ago, Oregon tackled the second chokepoint: Oregon is one of only 3 states to mail ballots to every registered voter. Now Oregon consistently has the highest or one of the highest voter turnout rates in the country—Oregon turned out almost 70 percent of registered voters in 2014, compared to just 36.4

Peak Driving in Oregon

Sightline Daily

When the economy took a nosedive in 2008, dragging jobs and disposable income with it, Oregon residents reacted by driving their cars less. The Oregonian ran an interesting piece in today’s paper , pointing out that total miles driven in the state peaked nearly a decade ago. Or so goes the conventional wisdom. But an analysis of new traffic data by The Oregonian shows that driving in the state actually peaked in 2004, four years before the Great Recession hit.

Greater Sage-grouse v. Wind Turbines in Oregon

10,000 Birds

Crotty is a birder and lawyer living in Portland, Oregon who has been sharing some thought-provoking pieces with 10,000 Birds readers. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit recently decided a case about whether a wind energy facility could be constructed in remote southeastern Oregon, in Greater Sage-grouse habitat. Such habitat is considered particularly important and it is given the highest priority under Oregon’s sage-grouse management plan. Jason A.

Sightline on Shell’s Presence in Oregon

Sightline Daily

As one bit of context, here is Sightline’s examination of Shell’s political spending in Washington and in Oregon. sHellNo! by Backbone Campaign used under CC BY 2.0 For those following the controversy of Shell’s Arctic drilling program, here’s a look at the role of Northwest ports—first Seattle, now Portland —in hosting the oil drilling fleet vessels: a 45-minute interview on KBOO , a community radio station based in Portland.

Ohio State Crushes Oregon for National Championship.

Elephant Journal

The Ohio State Buckeyes win the first College Football National Championship in the playoff era with a dominating performance over the Oregon Ducks, 42-20. The national championship game, as are many college football games, is quite a spectacle to behold. Celebrities, such as, Lebron James roaming the sidelines, people with painted chests and faces screaming […]. Blog (always click 4 all blogs

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World’s first sustainable wine tour–in Oregon

Green Traveler Guides

Sustainability is a way of life for me,” said Byron Williams , who launched this Monmouth , Oregon -based luxury wine tour operation in 2010. It also serves the Oregon Rain water brand—locally collected Willamette Valley rain— packaged in biodegradable bottles. World’s first sustainable wine tour–in Oregon is a post from: Green Traveler Guides. | Green Wine News |.

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Break the Numbness & Get Loud: a Response to the Oregon Shooting.

Elephant Journal

Adult/NFS Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Family, Youth, Enlightened Education Health & Wellness Inspiring (Wow) WAYLON: Editor's Picks—Hidden Gems Z ADMIN Enlightened Society Featured Today Break the Numbness get loud gun gun control guns mass murder Oregon shooting response when will it end We, as a nation, have become numb to this loss out of necessity.

Will Oregon Cook Up a Carbon Tax?

Sightline Daily

Is Oregon the next place this dish will show up on the menu? The study itself will not be completed until November, but the state has awarded the contract to Northwest Economic Research Center ( NERC ), headed by Portland State University economics department chair Tom Potiowsky, who previously spent a decade as the Oregon state economist. NERC has already conducted a preliminary report on carbon pricing in Oregon.

A Sea Cleanse: Visiting the Oregon Coast

Eco Chic

Above: Starre Vartan visiting the Oregon Coast while wearing an ethical Gudrun Sjoden Miranda sweater and By Natalie Frigo glass and recycled metals necklace. My first visit to the Oregon coast, a couple of years ago, was during the winter; I came with my boyfriend, who is a native of Corvallis, a town that’s about an hour from the ocean, and who spent his childhood years vacationing in Yachats, Florence and Manzanita, the small towns that dot the coast.

Natural Hair Care Act Passes in Oregon

Sightline Daily

Hair braiding, by flickr user stevendepolo In a win for fairness and common sense, the state of Oregon will no longer subject people who practice African-style hair braiding (and other forms of natural hair care) to a bizarrely burdensome licensing process that’s more lengthy than what’s required for someone to fight fires or give lifesaving medical care in ambulances.

Everything Oregon Legislators Need To Know About Stopping Climate Pollution

Sightline Daily

You have seven minutes to tell Oregon legislators everything they need to know about stopping climate pollution. That was my task last week when testifying at an Oregon Senate informational hearing about two bills that would stop the free lunch for climate polluters in Oregon—see the video of my testimony below. I used my time to make the following points: Oregon is not alone. Oregon could do the same. Quick!

Oregon Will Sell a Massive Forest to Pay for Schools

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The state of Oregon is getting ready to sell 92,000 acres Read More The post Oregon Will Sell a Massive Forest to Pay for Schools appeared first on Ecorazzi. For those in the market for a forest in order to save it, an opportunity has just opened up. Animals Causes Environment News Top News

Breaking: Mass Shooting at Community College in Oregon.

Elephant Journal

Breaking news reports from Oregon describe one of the largest scale shootings on American soil to date. One report states that 15 people are dead and dozens injured. The shooting took place at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, 70 miles south of Eugene. Reports now state that a suspect is in custody. What can we […]. Family, Youth, Enlightened Education Health & Wellness WAYLON: Today Only

Ken Wright Cellars: Pinot Noir – Willamette Valley (2017)

10,000 Birds

Oregon artist David Berkvam produces a distinctive label for each single-vineyard Pinot noir for Ken Wright Cellars, rendered first in beeswax, then painted. Birds Food Reviews Birds and Booze nuthatches Oregon Red-breasted Nuthatch wine winter finches

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Oregon’s Chance to Fix the Electoral College

Sightline Daily

The National Popular Vote Compact , already passed in Washington and now pending in the Oregon legislature, would use the power of the Constitution to modernize US presidential elections. Candidates held exactly zero public campaign events in the Pacific Northwest and spent almost no money advertising in Idaho, Oregon , and Washington. Similar Oregon bills passed the House in 2009 by a 39-12 margin and again in 2013 by a 38-21 margin.

Rogue Wheat in Oregon

Sightline Daily

Earlier this month the discovery of genetically modified (GM) wheat that was not supposed to be in an Oregon wheat grower’s field ignited an international uproar that threatens U.S. The Oregonian provided especially good coverage , even including other examples in Oregon where GM crops were found outside the areas where they were expected, at potential or real economic detriment to other growers or organic growers of the same crops.

As Oregon Wildlife Refuge Standoff Ends, Let’s Get Back To Work—Together

Conservancy Talk

As we mark the end of a six-week standoff at an Oregon wildlife refuge, it’s important that we return our focus to finding collaborative ways to use and protect our country’s natural resources. Mark Tercek is President and CEO of the Nature Conservancy and author of Nature’s Fortune. Follow Mark on Twitter: @ MarkTercek.

Listen In: Oregon’s Path to Making Polluters Pay

Sightline Daily

Oregon Climate by Francis Eatherington used under CC BY-NC 2.0 Last week, the Oregon Legislature held an informational hearing on two climate pollution pricing bills (a cap-and-dividend bill and a limit pollution bill) …now what? Also, how does Sightline’s work on carbon pricing relate to our work on democracy reform? Jefferson Smith of KXRY.fm ’s “ Thank You, Democracy ” helps make the connections. Listen here.