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[ BLM rule will modernize planning for future of public lands ]

Jennifer Dickson

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) released a draft regulation, Planning 2.0, that will change the way the agency manages public lands in a rapidly changing world.


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[ New report reveals impact of underfunding for natural resources and conservation programs ]

Michael Reinemer

While President Obama’s Fiscal Year 2017 budget proposal boosts spending in certain areas and the 2016 appropriations bill included some much needed increases for natural resources and conservation programs, much work remains to be done.

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[ Representatives introduce important bill to address carbon emissions from public lands ]

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[ “Scandal” star Darby Stanchfield speaks out to protect the Arctic Refuge ]

At more than 19 million acres, Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is one of the last great tracts of truly wild land left in the United States.


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[ Oregon Gets Two New Scenic Waterways ]

Photo: Bureau of Land Management; flickr

Photo: Bureau of Land Management; flickr

Portions of the Molalla and Chetco Rivers have been designated as scenic waterways by Oregon Governor Kate Brown.

The Governor approved the designation in January, which will mean added protections for the river and areas surrounding them. There are already portions of 20 rivers and lakes designated as scenic waterways in Oregon.

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The Portland Recycling Guide

Here’s resources so you can recycle just about everything include the kitchen sink!!

Metro – Get everything you need to know about recycling and garbage and hazardous waste disposal in the Portland metropolitan area

Bureau of Planning & Sustainability – What goes in and what stays out

Master Recycler Program – the “mother” guide to reuse, reduce, recycle at home and work