Visitors at the annual Earth Day and Energy Fair held Friday at the Douglas County Fairgrounds learned from vendors about native plants and biochar, saw rings from trees cut down at Busenbark Park, looked at electric cars and otherwise thought about what’s best for the planet. And in some ca…
Blue Zones Project - Umpqua and the Roseburg High School National Honor Society will team up to hold an Earth Day volunteer cleanup Saturday.
What a whirlwind of weather we have experienced this year! The historic February snowstorm, or “Snowmageddon,” has caused millions of dollars of damage to local infrastructure and forests. This includes fallen trees and mountains of woody debris, creating tangled messes in our forests.
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission released its draft environmental impact statement for the Jordan Cove Energy Project last week.
TENMILE — About 25 trees at Iverson Memorial Park were casualties of February’s snowstorm, but Douglas County Parks Director Rocky Houston told members of the Friends of Iverson Memorial Park he doesn’t anticipate any more trees than those being removed from the park.
Roseburg Forest Products denied any knowledge or complicity in illegal timber harvesting practices in the Congo Basin alleged in a report released Monday.
The Homeland Security Investigations department within the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is investigating whether two Pacific Northwest companies harvested timber in Western Africa illegally in participation with a China-based company.
Timber companies say a bill proposed in the Oregon State Legislature intends to cripple logging operations across the state.
U.S. Rep. Peter DeFazio, D-Oregon, stopped by the North Forty Beer Company Thursday to honor Frank and Jeanne Moore.
Sunshine sparkled on the North Umpqua River as members of the Douglas County Parks Advisory Board and a group of local environmentalists met at Whistler’s Bend County Park on Thursday morning.
Idleyld Park conservationists Frank and Jeanne Moore represent what’s best about Oregon and deserve the honor of having their names attached to nearly 100,000 acres of Forest Service land that will now be managed to protect wild salmonids, said Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Oregon said in an interview w…
President Donald Trump signed the bipartisan public lands package of bills Tuesday. As part of that package, two areas in Douglas County have been set aside for protection.
The Oregon Department of State Lands has extended its deadline for a decision on a key Jordan Cove LNG project permit to Sept. 20, according to the DSL website. The agency planned to make a decision by March.
At a sparsely attended open house Wednesday in Roseburg, Douglas County Parks Director Rocky Houston discussed the proposed redesign for the Umpqua Dunes RV Park at the coast. It was also discussed Tuesday at a meeting held in Winchester Bay.
Amacher, Pass Creek, Sawyers Rapids, Singleton and O.C. Brown county parks remain closed following last week's snowstorm. They are without power and still need to be cleared of fallen trees and limbs.
Round two of a series of open house events on proposed redevelopment of the Umpqua Dunes RV Park will be held this week in Winchester Bay and Roseburg.
After the biggest snowstorm in decades hit Douglas County this week, the one upside may be drought relief.
Protections for two Douglas County areas received the nod from the U.S. House of Representatives this week.
Heating a home often requires more energy than the combined use of all other home equipment and appliances. So, addressing home heating system efficiency is key to reducing utility bills while saving energy. For homes that use electric baseboard, electric radiant heaters or electric furnaces…
Pacific Power is helping Roseburg charge into the 21st century through a grant to the city to install four charging stations.
The U.S. Senate overwhelmingly passed a large package of bills Tuesday on public lands that includes protections for lands across the nation, including several Oregon rivers and two Douglas County sites.
Nestled in the mammoth public lands package under consideration in the U.S. Senate this week are pieces of legislation that would protect two of Douglas County’s wild places.
Do you own or manage a small woodlot in Southern Oregon? Are you thinking about acquiring property? Are you a land manager, logger, arborist or simply a natural resource enthusiast? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions then this conference is for you! Tree School Umpqua features 3…
Lily Nichols, 11, went fishing with her uncle when she was 5, but she hasn’t been since and she never caught a fish.
A Douglas County judge ruled in favor of petitioners suing the county over a key land use permit for the Jordan Cove Energy Project pipeline Wednesday.
Forty drift boats will float away with fishing poles in hand on the morning of Feb. 1. But they aren’t fishing for lunch. The anglers will release all of the fish they catch in the annual Umpqua Fishery Enhancement Derby.
A “powerful” pacific storm that began drenching the West Coast on Wednesday is expected to include rain for Douglas County through Monday, according to the National Weather Service.