OSU Cascades received more than $5.7 million for research and other grant funding this past fiscal year. Find out more here!
BEND, Ore. (KTVZ) — Research and other grant funding at Oregon State University – Cascades reached more than $5.7 million during the past fiscal year ended June 30, a record for the Bend campus.
“OSU-Cascades researchers and experts increasingly fulfill our commitment to Central Oregon, the state and nation, advancing regional economic development priorities and contributing to a growing and innovative branch campus of OSU,” said Andrew Ketsdever, interim vice president of OSU-Cascades.
Research at OSU-Cascades contributes to Oregon State’s leadership as the state’s top comprehensive public research university. This past fiscal year research funding…
“Area of known wolf activity” has been established in the Northern Cascades. Learn more here.
The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife has designated a new area in the northern Oregon Cascades as an “area of known wolf activity” where a family of wolves has established itself.
The agency made the announcement Monday in a news release.
Biologists with the Confederated Tribe of the Warm Springs found two wolves in the new area in December 2021 on the tribe’s reservation in Jefferson and Waco counties.
No one saw any wolf pups until August of this year, when a trail camera captured them.
ODFW said that proved the wolves had established themselves in the area and…
‘Area of Known Wolf Activity’ has been designated on the Warm Springs Indian Reservation. Find out more here.
SALEM, Ore. (KTVZ) — A new AKWA (Area of Known Wolf Activity) has been designated on the Warm Springs Indian Reservation in the northern Oregon Cascades, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife said Monday.
Two wolves were first found in December by Confederated Tribe of the Warm Springs biologists, ODFW said.
After no sign for a while, two pups were caught on a trail camera in August, proving that wolves are still resident in the area. If the group still has at least four wolves at the end of 2022, the group will be named the Warm Springs Pack, the agency…
Help clean up the Deschutes River at the annual clean-up event. Learn more here!
What: Annual Deschutes River Clean-Up
Who: The Upper Deschutes Watershed Council, Local Partners, and Community Volunteers
When: 9am to 1pm on Saturday, July 30, 2022
Where: Volunteers will meet at Farewell Bend Park and other cleanup sites. River clean-up activities will take place in the Deschutes River at six different sites between LaPine State Park and Tumalo State Park. After stewardship activities, there will be a volunteer appreciation event at the new Black Diamond store.
How: Volunteers will need to pre-register to participate in the Deschutes River Cleanup at www.restorethedeschutes.org
The Deschutes River Clean-Up is a special day for watershed stewards of all ages to give…
Prepare your yard for wildfire season by creating a low-flammable landscaping plan, finding fire-resistant plants with new database
Explore low-flammable landscapes to protect your land and home from fire risk. Learn more here.
Ashland residents concerned their home isn’t ready to ward off a fire are inviting wildfire mitigation specialist Charisse Sydoriak to walk their property and show them how they can reduce the likelihood that a blaze will bring destruction.
One way to adapt to what Sydoriak considers inevitable wildfires: Low-flammable landscapes.
Careful selection, spacing and maintenance of plants growing safe distances from a structure can be lifesavers, whether in a wildfire-prone zone or not.
Awbrey Butte will be seeing improvements to its water distribution system. Learn more about the project here.
BEND, Ore. (KTVZ) – Several improvements for northwest Bend’s water distribution system are on the way with the Awbrey Butte Waterline Improvement Project over the next few years, to replace and extend aging or too-small water pipelines serving the area.
“It identifies some of the big items we need to address soon,” Senior Project Engineer Jake Sherman said Monday.
Not one or two, but eight interrelated water improvement projects are planned in the area of Awbrey Butte, phased over a two-year period, to boost capacity, replace aging and small water pipes, and ensure adequate firefighting…
The historic Santiam Ski Lodge is getting a glow up! Read more about the transformation here.
Located just west of the Hoodoo Ski Bowl at Santiam Pass, the historic Santiam Pass Ski Lodge is garnering the attention it deserves. Built by the Civilian Conservation Corps from July 1939 to February 1940, the lodge has stood empty and deserted since 1986, except for some periodic maintenance by the U.S. Forest Service and wandering rodents. But restoration efforts now underway are breathing new life into the structure, which is listed on the Federal Register of Historic Places and which Restore…
New efforts to create a safe haven for whales are being made in Nova Scotia. Enjoy this read!
A new sanctuary for whales is coming to North America. In Nova Scotia, The Whale Sanctuary Project recently celebrated opening day for the Operations Centre for the nonprofit’s upcoming whale sanctuary, which will be the first of its kind in North America.
The sanctuary is planned for Port Hilford Bay in Nova Scotia and will include 110 acres of habitat for the whales. This amount of space will be ideal for about eight whales. The organization wanted to find a spot that would offer plenty of interesting and enriching surroundings for the whales and…