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DSC_0343 Wildfires Gain Newsworthiness

The recent heat wave sparked Oregon’s wildfire season earlier than usual—and it raged at full speed. Record-breaking droughts due to below average rainfall levels have led to extreme fires that have not only consumed hundreds of thousands of acres of land, but have also cost taxpayers billions in damaged property and firefighting.

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SAM_1529_3-copy Protecting the Plovers

The Siltcoos Recreational Beach, a familiar destination for Oregon Coast visitors who frequent its dunes, is undergoing a significant change. Visitors are initially treated to the scent of salt air, a gentle breeze, and the sounds of waves crashing on the shore. However, the situation becomes increasingly unusual as they continue up the path over a huge sand dune.

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