Southern Oregon is suffering from the worst air quality in the nation. Oregon Department of Environmental Quality’s air monitoring stations have recorded air quality measurements ranging from “very unhealthy” to “hazardous.” The situation has deteriorated to the point that officials
by Steve Kariainen: HFHC Great Lakes Director Most of us know, “Red sky at night, sailor’s delight. Red sky in morning, sailor take warning.” There appears to be a scientific basis for the rhyme, as sunlight passing through dirty air
The Southwest and Inter-Mountain West once had vibrant forest products industries that contributed to social, economic and environmental vitality of many communities. That “forest infrastructure” was decimated as changes in federal forest management all but eliminated timber harvesting from national forests.