Work will continue on defective Columbia River levee system

Sixty-seven years after the city of Vanport was leveled by raging waters of the Columbia River, the failed levee that triggered the disaster is still inadequate to withstand a major flood. However, the city of Portland and other local governments continue to work on the problem under the auspices of an Oregon Solutions Project…

Legislature Funds Oregon’s Fledgling Juniper Industry

Juniper is a native Oregon species. But decades of fire suppression and grazing have allowed the tree to spread voraciously over Eastern and Central Oregon. That’s a problem because juniper consumes sage grouse habitat and sucks up a lot of water. The Oregon Legislature passed two bills at the end of the session to help boost … Read more