Nobody ever regrets saving land for parks. Yet, ironically, many parks face stiff opposition before they are created. Anyone who has watched Ken Burns’ “National Parks: America’s Best Idea” has seen how many national parks faced such opposition.
This November, Oregonians will vote on Measure 76 — a ballot measure that seeks to continue Oregon’s lottery funding for clean water, healthy rivers, parks, outdoor education and economic vitality.
Bend City Councilors are poised to make a decision on whether to continue pursuing a $73 million overhaul of the Bridge Creek water system within the next several weeks.
The Bureau of Reclamation recently approved $600,000 in federal funding for water supply studies in Idaho and Oregon.
Trout Unlimited, a national conservation organization dedicated to conserving, protecting and restoring North America’s cold-water fisheries and watersheds, announced Tuesday that it has awarded its 2011 annual meeting to Bend. The meeting will be held Sept. 14-17.
The Three Sisters Irrigation District dam across Whychus Creek posed a problem. With a 5-foot drop, it created a significant obstacle to fish in the river, preventing redband trout in downstream sections from traveling upstream. And the upstream fish were at risk of being swept into the irrigation district’s canal.
If Bend wants to continue taking much of its water supply from Bridge Creek over the next several decades, city councilors will have to weigh a number of options for how to do so, each one with a different cost and impact on ratepayers.
How to best tackle the controversial task of protecting groundwater in southern Deschutes county was the question on the table Thursday night in La Pine.
Times are tough, the economy is a mess, but voters can't restore this state by crippling long-term funding for the things they love most about Oregon