environment http://ijpr.org en Expanding The Oregon Caves http://ijpr.org/post/expanding-oregon-caves <p></p><p>It takes a very long time to make a cave.&nbsp;</p><p>All that dripping and calcifying takes hundreds of thousands, even millions of years.&nbsp;</p><p>But making the legal boundaries of the <a href="http://friendsocac.org/" target="_blank"><strong>Oregon Caves</strong></a> bigger only takes an act of Congress.&nbsp;</p><p>And Congress is on it; the Senate just passed the Oregon Caves Revitalization Act and sent it on to the house.&nbsp; Tue, 22 Jul 2014 18:03:22 +0000 Geoffrey Riley & Charlotte Duren 16298 at http://ijpr.org Expanding The Oregon Caves Suing To Help The Bull Trout http://ijpr.org/post/suing-help-bull-trout <p></p><p></p><p>Environmental groups are keeping their own and government lawyers busy.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.cascwild.org/" target="_blank"><strong>Cascadia Wildlands</strong></a> and other groups recently announced an intention to sue the Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management over the bull trout.&nbsp;</p><p>The groups say the land agencies need a "timeout" to consider how projects on the lands they manage would affect the threatened trout.&nbsp; Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:10:30 +0000 Geoffrey Riley & Charlotte Duren 16235 at http://ijpr.org Suing To Help The Bull Trout Cleaning Up Behind The Mine http://ijpr.org/post/cleaning-behind-mine <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>It's one of the sharper debates in extractive industries: what happens to land that has been mined.&nbsp;</p><p>Think about strip mines and mountaintop-removal mining.&nbsp;</p><p>Now think happier thoughts, because Oregon rewards companies that do good work in reclaiming mined land.&nbsp; Thu, 10 Jul 2014 17:10:20 +0000 Geoffrey Riley & Charlotte Duren 15598 at http://ijpr.org Cleaning Up Behind The Mine Wilderness Now And For The Future http://ijpr.org/post/wilderness-now-and-future <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>Our country has taken steps to protect some of its wild areas, but the picture in the rest of the world can be grim.&nbsp;</p><p>And no matter where the wilderness, climate change presents another set of issues.&nbsp;</p><p>These and more will be discussed at the upcoming Oregon Wilderness Conference in Portland, hosted by the group <a href="http://www.oregonwild.org/" target="_blank"><strong>Oregon Wild.&nbsp;</strong></a> Mon, 02 Jun 2014 17:10:10 +0000 Geoffrey Riley & Charlotte Duren 13310 at http://ijpr.org Wilderness Now And For The Future Ashland Bans The Bags: Single-Use Bags On Way Out http://ijpr.org/post/ashland-bans-bags-single-use-bags-way-out <p></p><p>In the absence of state regulations, many cities around the country are banning plastic single-use bags from store checkout counters.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>The <a href="http://www.ashland.or.us/sectionindex.asp?sectionid=7" target="_blank"><strong>City of Ashland</strong></a> just followed suit, though the ban will not take effect for six months.&nbsp; Mon, 21 Apr 2014 17:10:20 +0000 Geoffrey Riley & Charlotte Duren 10998 at http://ijpr.org Ashland Bans The Bags: Single-Use Bags On Way Out Environmental Films On The Big(ger) Screen: Siskiyou Film Fest http://ijpr.org/post/environmental-films-bigger-screen-siskiyou-film-fest <p></p><p>Our region is home to a vigorous environmental movement.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>It is also home to a large number of film buffs.&nbsp; Both crowds will gather for the 2014 edition of the <a href="http://siskiyoufilmfest.org/" target="_blank"><strong>Siskiyou Filmfest</strong></a> in Grants Pass next weekend.&nbsp; Tue, 18 Mar 2014 17:10:10 +0000 Geoffrey Riley & Charlotte Duren 9234 at http://ijpr.org Environmental Films On The Big(ger) Screen: Siskiyou Film Fest Driest California Year On Record Imminent http://ijpr.org/post/driest-california-year-record-imminent <p>December has been one of the driest months ever recorded in California, which is spurring some cities and counties in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta region to issue water conservation orders earlier than usual.</p><p>The Sacramento Bee reports that the city of Folsom has already imposed a mandatory 20-percent water conservation order, while Sacramento County has asked residents in unincorporated areas to reduce water use by 20 percent.</p> Mon, 30 Dec 2013 14:44:16 +0000 Barbara Dellenback 5428 at http://ijpr.org Oregon Timber Bill To Be Introduced http://ijpr.org/post/oregon-timber-bill-be-introduced <p>Oregon Senator Ron Wyden is introducing his long-awaited bill to promote logging on national forests in Eastern Oregon</p><p></p><p>The Oregon Democrat's Senate Natural Resources Committee is to take up the bill today. Thu, 19 Dec 2013 14:40:39 +0000 Barbara Dellenback 4969 at http://ijpr.org Oregon Timber Bill To Be Introduced Megaloads Protested Throughout Journey http://ijpr.org/post/megaloads-protested-throughout-journey <p>More than a dozen megaload protesters are in Oregon's Grant County jail. A woman who works at the jail says the people were arrested overnight for disorderly conduct.</p><p></p><p>The group Rising Tide says 16 people were arrested for blocking the huge shipment of oil refinery equipment on Highway 26 outside John Day. Tue, 17 Dec 2013 15:26:30 +0000 Barbara Dellenback 4813 at http://ijpr.org Megaloads Protested Throughout Journey Mosquito Talks Begin On The Oregon Coast http://ijpr.org/post/mosquito-talks-begin-oregon-coast <p>Most of the buzzing has stopped now, but talks have begun for next year's mosquito season along the Southern Oregon coast.</p><p></p><p>U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service officials have asked for a budget by December 12th to cover mosquito monitoring and abatement next year at the Bandon Marsh National Wildlife Refuge. Thu, 05 Dec 2013 14:57:00 +0000 Barbara Dellenback 4192 at http://ijpr.org Mosquito Talks Begin On The Oregon Coast