Author: By Alex Baumhardt – Oregon Capital Chronicle

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Wyden raises concerns over shortage of firefighters, federal spending on fire prevention

(Enterprise/FILE) Oregon faces a shortage of wildland firefighters that could be “a recipe for trouble,” according to U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden. Wyden wrote to U.S. Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland . . . You have reached content available exclusively to Malheur Enterprise digital subscribers. Receive a 3-day free trial of unlimited[Read More…]

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OSU research points to ways to slow wildfires in critical sagebrush rangelands

Trainees in the Bureau of Land Management’s Vale District firefighter school get ready for the fire season in 2020. (The Enterprise/FILE) Nearly 45% of historic sagebrush ecosystems in the Great Basin – 200,000 square miles of California, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Utah and Wyoming – have been lost to invasive plants,[Read More…]

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