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Andy Geissler, federal timber program director for the American Forest Resource Council, straddles a dry creek in Southern Oregon that has bee…

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Southern Oregon's Bear Gulch was nominated as a Wild and Scenic River under the River Democracy Act, introduced by Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Me…

I belong to the Wallowa and Palouse bands of the Nez Perce. My family are descendants of Chief Red Bear, who helped Lewis and Clark build canoes and navigate the free-flowing Columbia River. I am the great-great-great-grandnephew of Chief Joseph.

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Oregon's wild rivers are legendary for the salmon that swim through them. Yet, summer’s soaring temperatures prompt those of us who love to fish to be concerned about what is happening to the fish. As the summer heat intensifies, the shallow, slow-moving waters behind the four lower Snake River dams push temperatures well above 68 degrees, which is dangerously — fatally — hot for salmon.

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Three federal agencies affirmed Friday that breaching four Lower Snake River dams in Eastern Washington would have high social and economic costs and require Congress to authorize it.

A federal report released today rejects breaching four Lower Snake River dams in southeast Washington, finding it would raise transportation and production costs for farmers, while also increasing greenhouse gases, raising electric rates and making the Northwest more vulnerable to power blackouts.