Across regions, politics, Oregonians share concerns that the future will include more wildfires

Wildfire damage along the Little North Fork River in October 2020 following the Beachie Creek Fire (Ron Cooper/Salem Reporter) Despite an exceptionally wet spring, Oregonians surveyed in early June overwhelmingly expect a future of increased wildfires across the state, according to a recent survey. The Oregon Values and Belief Center,[Read More…]

Willamette’s beautiful landscape, without the chemicals

Willamette University grounds manager Jim Andersen stands in a mulched bed of hardy, pollinator-attractive perennials (Helen Caswell/Special to Salem Reporter) Willamette University and its groundskeepers gained national recognition this spring for having nearly eliminated synthetic pesticide use on campus.  The acknowledgement came from Herbicide Free Campus, a project founded by[Read More…]