Mt. Hood

Media on Public Land
5:57 pm
Wed September 24, 2014

Media Vow To Fight Rule Requiring Permit To Film On Public Land

A view of the Middle Fork Salmon River in the Frank Church, River of No Return Wilderness, Idaho.
Credit Rex Parker / Flickr

The U.S. Forest Service is developing a rule that would let it decide whether the media could film in wilderness areas, or take photos there. Broadcasters say the rule gives the government too much control over the content of news stories.

The Forest Service would issue permits based on the potential impact to wilderness areas as well as the story topic.

A fee of up to $1,500 could also be required to receive a permit.

Ron Pisaneschi is the general manager of Idaho Public Television. He says he and other broadcasters are prepared to fight the rule.

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Mt. Hood Trails
8:21 am
Mon April 14, 2014

Fish Biologists To Reassess Proposed Timberline Mountain Biking

A review by the U.S. Forest Service in 2012 found that mountain bike trails near Timberline Lodge would have no significant environmental impact.
Credit Gabriel Amadeus/Flickr

A proposal to put mountain bike trails on Mount Hood slopes is being slowed by an expanded environmental review. The study will gauge the trails' effects on federally protected steelhead.

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Cascade Rainfall
6:17 am
Fri November 22, 2013

How Rain Strengthens The Cascades Snowpack

Rain washes away lower elevation snow, but at higher elevations it helps form strong, stable snow layers.
Credit SoulRider.222/Flickr

Recent rainfall is hurting Northwest ski areas’ chances of fully opening by Thanksgiving. But the rainclouds have a silver lining. Rain in the Cascade Mountains may help reduce avalanche danger.

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Glacier Caves of Mt. Hood
6:14 am
Tue October 8, 2013

Explorers Discover More Than A Mile of Caves Under Mount Hood’s Sandy Glacier

Eddy Cartaya ice climbing. During their week on the glacier, the team surveys the caves and searches for new passages.
Katie Campbell

Explorers have discovered more than a mile of caves underneath a glacier on Oregon’s Mt Hood. Melt water and warm air has created vast caverns in the ice. They’re the largest known glacier caves in the US, outside Alaska. A survey team is using the caves to measure how much the inside of the glacier is melting each year. It's a dangerous work, but it could reveal that some alpine glaciers are shrinking faster than anyone realized.

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Mt. Hood Tree Sale
6:29 am
Wed December 12, 2012

Mt Hood National Forest Withdraws Thinning Sale

The Mt. Hood National Forest has withdrawn a decision to thin trees in the upper Clackamas River watershed. Reporting for EarthFix, Amelia Templeton has the story.

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Volcano Research
7:09 am
Wed February 15, 2012

Why Mt. Hood Never Erupts With A Bang

Mt. Hood erupts less explosively than other Cascade mountains.
Photo credit Wikimedia Commons

MT. HOOD, Ore. -- Researchers at Oregon State University think they have figured out why Mt. Hood doesn’t erupt with the same bang and violence as other Cascade volcanoes. Amelia Templeton reports.

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