Tag: forest fire

Three Reasons to Cut Down Your Own Christmas Tree (in a National Forest) this Year

Armed with a $5 permit, you can go into a national forest, and cut down your own Christmas tree. Forest Service Website with the Details: https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/mthood/passes-permits/forestproducts/?cid=stelprd3793203 Why cut down your own Christmas tree? It’s cheap – though you’ll have to pay for the $5 permit, a saw (consider borrowing one from a friend or renting

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Bike Commute in Wildfire Smoke

Air quality in Portland has now hit the unhealthy range due to wildfire smoke from fires raging in Washington and British Columbia. More smoke is on the way tonight, this time from north central and eastern Washington and British Columbia. Expect to wake up to even more smoke on Monday morning. For the latest air

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Fight Fire with Fire: The Radical Success of Oregon’s Prescribed Burn Program (Fiction)

Introduction This fictional narrative is largely inspired by by the ecological debate on the importance of fire for environmental well being. Great places to learn more about this coversation are Dr. Paul Hessberg’s TedX talk, Era of Megafires, and Outside Magazines podcast on an actual story of this issue in action: The latest @outsidemagazine podcast

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