Sequester Affecting Table Rock Trash

MEDFORD, Ore. — The sequestration budget cuts have impacted the Bureau of Land Management in Southern Oregon and now they are asking for a helping hand from the public. Crews may be unable to perform maintenance on BLM trails and say the public can help. The trails are clear and the trash cans are near … Continue reading »

Boat Landings Open Early at Hyatt Lake

ASHLAND, Ore. – The Hyatt Lake boat landing is now open. The popular fishing spot, which normally opens mid-April to align with the start of the fishing season, was supposed to remain closed an extra month due to sequestration cuts. Thanks to funding from Jackson County and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, fishing … Continue reading »

Hyatt Lake Impacted By Budget Cuts

HYATT LAKE, Ore. — The federal sequestration is having an impact on a popular Southern Oregon recreation area. Hyatt Lake boat ramps and campsites will stay closed an extra month. Bureau of Land Management officials say typically Hyatt Lake is opened in the middle of April to match the beginning of fishing season, but this … Continue reading »

Power Line Work Canceled at Steens Mt.

HARNEY COUNTY, Ore. — Two conservation groups are trying to get the U.S. Interior Department to cancel plans for power lines and windmills on Steens Mountain. Steens is a very popular forty-mile long and two mile high mountain with hunters and hikers located between the city of Burns and the Nevada border. The Oregon Natural … Continue reading »

Josephine Co. Takes Stand With BLM

GRANTS PASS, Ore. – Josephine County is joining a growing list of Oregon counties gearing up to battle federal agencies over management plans for forest and range lands. On Wednesday, county commissioners adopted a pair of documents they hope will put them at the planning table before the BLM or Forest Service adopt projects and … Continue reading »

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