Outdoors

Outdoors Poachers target redwood tree roots Poachers target redwood tree roots
Authorities say unemployment and drug addiction have spurred an increase in the destructive practice of cutting off the knobby growths at the base of ancient redwood trees to make decorative pieces like lacey-grained coffee tables and wall clocks.
Outdoors Study: Wolf attacks leave cows with PTSD-like symptoms Study: Wolf attacks leave cows with PTSD-like symptoms(Photo Gallery)
Unlike cows that haven't ever had a run-in with wolves, ones that have witnessed wolf attacks can experience stress-related illnesses and have a harder time getting pregnant – meaning decreased profits for ranchers, according to a new study by Oregon State University.
Outdoors Hundreds take the Polar Plunge Hundreds take the Polar Plunge(Photo Gallery)
Hundreds of people cheered as 303 polar plunge participants raced without hesitation into the cold Willamette River in support of Special Olympics Oregon athletes.
Outdoors Snowy mountain + new antenna + freezing temps = ODOT at work Snowy mountain + new antenna + freezing temps = ODOT at work(Photo Gallery)
When winter arrived early in the mountains of northeastern Oregon, a team of state employees and private contractors set out in the snow for the top of an 8,000-foot mountain to install a 20-foot radio antenna to serve as a lifeline for fish and game officers in a remote corner of the state.
Outdoors Idaho lawmakers back $2 million to kill wolves Idaho lawmakers back $2 million to kill wolves
This wolf control fund's proponents argue existing measures by federal trappers and hunters aren't enough to tackle wolves that prey on sheep, cattle and elk herds coveted by hunters.