Willamette Falls Locks Authority created by Oregon Legislature to explore reopening locks

The Willamette Falls on August 6, 2018. Photo: Chas Hundley The Oregon House of Representatives passed a bill with a 54-3 vote creating the Willamette Falls Locks Authority, a public corporation establishing ownership, management, and oversight so the waterfall’s locks could someday reopen for the first time since 2011. House[Read More…]

ODF urges landowners to prevent beetle infestation in storm-downed Douglas Fir

ODF offices in Forest Grove. Photo: Chas Hundley The Oregon Department of Forestry says the 2021 ice storm, which brought down many large-diameter Douglas-firs across the state created the potential for an outbreak of the native Douglas-fir beetle. Christine Buhl, a Department of Forestry entomologist, said tree stands with pre-existing[Read More…]

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