Outdoors

Outdoors Campgrounds on Diamond Lake open early Campgrounds on Diamond Lake open early
Unseasonably warm weather and low snow pack has created early recreational opportunities on the Umpqua National Forest. According to staff at Diamond Lake Resort, 1978 was the last year with weather this warm so early in the spring.
Outdoors Forest Service closes off-road routes in Oregon Dunes Forest Service closes off-road routes in Oregon Dunes
The U.S. Forest Service has closed most routes that off-road users have created through vegetated areas of the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area but has allowed some informal routes and designated some restricted areas for open riding.
Outdoors Some wildlife rehab work is a bear of a job Some wildlife rehab work is a bear of a job
Right now no one is good enough to rehabilitate black bears in Oregon, where no rehab centers have the facilities, staff and policies in place to meet the meticulous protocols for ensuring that cubs raised in captivity don't turn into nuisance bears once released.