Ancient Tree Clones Planted

PORT ORFORD, Ore. — The Southern Oregon coast will be welcoming some old friends on Tuesday. Michigan scientists have successfully cloned the world’s largest redwoods and giant sequoias, and will begin planting the clones near Port Orford. The original trees came from Northern California, some were cut down more than a century ago. According to … Continue reading »

Mussel Harvesting Closed

CAPE ARAGO, Ore. — High levels of marine toxins are prompting officials to shut down recreational mussel harvesting on the Southern Oregon coast. The closure, announced Thursday, extends from Cape Arago to the California border, and includes mussels found on beaches, rocks, and bay entrances. The shellfish are contaminated with high levels of paralytic shellfish … Continue reading »