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Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Sourcecast Audio: C. Oregon's Great Old Broads for Wilderness

Posted By on Wed, Apr 20, 2016 at 1:25 PM

Founded 25 years ago, the Great Old Broads for Wilderness has become a leading voice for conservation.  In this Sourcecast, we talked with four members of the Central Oregon Chapter to learn about their focus and concerns for the region.  
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Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Sourcecast Audio: Bend Lady Roughriders Rugby

Posted By on Tue, Apr 19, 2016 at 9:00 AM

The Bend Lady Roughriders will host the Pacific Northwest women's rugby finals and are the only Oregon team to advance to the championship round.  Hear about the growing interest in women's rugby in Bend.  
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Monday, April 18, 2016

Sourcecast Video: Spotted Frog Egg Masses Found in Upper Deschutes

Posted By on Mon, Apr 18, 2016 at 1:05 PM

Spotted Frog egg masses are being found in the upper Deschutes River.  The frog is endangered and some of these egg masses are in jeopardy due to erratic water flows, according some experts.  The Source Weekly will have the full story this week.  In the meantime view some of the egg masses we spotted along with activist concerns in this exclusive Sourcecast video.  
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Sourcecast Video: New Tax Incentives for Food Bank Donations

Posted By on Mon, Apr 18, 2016 at 9:58 AM

Senator Ron Wyden discusses new tax incentives he hopes will result in more food donations year-round to food banks in Oregon.  
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Sourcecast Video: Building a Tiny House

Posted By on Mon, Apr 18, 2016 at 9:54 AM

LaPine builder Randy Yow describes a tiny house he is building.  
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Sourcecast Video: Crook County Students Restore Ochoco Creek

Posted By on Mon, Apr 18, 2016 at 9:23 AM

Crook County High School in Prineville offers students a unique Natural Resources curriculum.  Students not only receive college credit, they participate in hands-on projects helping to restore natural habitat.  Here, they participate in restoring natural vegetation to Ochoco Creek which runs through Prineville.  
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Friday, April 8, 2016

Sourcecast Video: Magnificent Columbia Gorge Hike

Posted By on Fri, Apr 8, 2016 at 4:34 PM

The wildflowers are now in bloom and Catherine Creek near Lyle, Washington is a perfect spring hike of less than two miles.  Lyle is within a 20 minute drive of Hood River.  If you can't take the hike, spend a couple of minutes and the Source Weekly will take you there in this video.  
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Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Sourcecast Video: The magnificent Ochoco National Forest

Posted By on Wed, Apr 6, 2016 at 2:26 PM

The U.S. Forest Service is nearing a decision to build a 130 mile trail for off highway vehicles in the Ochoco National Forest.  The proposal is being met with much opposition from conservation groups who fear habitat damage such as illegal mud bogging by OHV's. Watch our short video tour of the Ochocos.      
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Sourcecast Audio: Ochoco Controversy - Proposed OHV trail

Posted By on Wed, Apr 6, 2016 at 2:25 PM

The US Forest Service is nearing a decision to build a 130-mile off highway vehicle trail system in the Ochoco National Forest.  The proposal has been met with much controversy and opposition by conservation groups worried about habitat damage. Below are pictures from McKay Creek where OHV's have done much riparian damage to habitat.  In the Sourcecast below, we explore the issue with Sarah Cuddy of Oregon Wild, Richard Nelson of the Oregon Hunters Association, and Larry Ulrich of the Ochoco Trail Rider's Association.  You can also read about the proposal online and in print in the Source Weekly.  
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Sourcecast Audio: Wilderness Controversy - Should bikes be allowed?

Posted By on Wed, Apr 6, 2016 at 2:23 PM


A proposal by the Sustainable Trails Coalition would allow bikes in some wilderness areas.  Oregon Wild's Erik Fernandez says allowing mountain bikes in wilderness areas should never be allowed.  The former owner of Cog Wild Mountain Bike Tours Woody Starr says in some cases there might be merit to the proposal.  Hear their comments in this Sourcecast report.     



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