Mismanagement of lands causing grief in wildfire season

As I sit here writing this, the hazy air brings up anxiety reminiscent of September 2020. It also brings up frustrations over the continued mismanagement of our federally managed state lands. I’m Melinda Montgomery. My roots in Lane County go back to the 1850s when my great-great grandfather Parvin settled[Read More…]

Water safety tips for summer

Two of Oregon’s 34 wild and scenic rivers run right through Springfield, offering numerous water recreation opportunities. The Willamette River, McKenzie River, and their tributaries are enticing in the hot summer months, but these are fast-moving, dynamic waterways that need to be explored with caution. Life jackets are for everyone•[Read More…]

2023 Chronicle Outdoors Guide

Whether you’re new to the area or a longtime resident, the southern Willamette Valley is home to great outdoor adventures. Here’s a brief primer on a few of the summer activities in our area. River Rafting The Oregon river system is well-known for having great whitewater rafting opportunities, and Lane[Read More…]

Real and perceived outdoor dangers

Recently, I was in a conversation with several young adults about their favorite outdoor spots in Oregon. They were new to the area, and new to outdoor recreation. It was a passing-the-time kind of discussion, with no real focus, and so the group aimlessly veered toward listing some of the[Read More…]



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