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Entries from April 29th, 2011

High School Graduation Rates

April 29th, 2011 · Comments Off · Dept. of Education

Oregon high school graduation rate at 66%: ‘We have got to do better’ (Oregonian, 4/27/2011) Summary of four-year cohort graduation rates [PDF] (annual) Oregon Department of Education

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State Capitol State Park

April 25th, 2011 · Comments Off · Parks & Recreation Dept.

Managing State Capitol State Park (Statesman Journal, 4/25/2011) State Capitol State Park, general park plan [PDF] (2010) Oregon State Parks and Recreation Department

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Oregon Amphibians

April 22nd, 2011 · Comments Off · Oregon State University

Video: Oregon conservation biologist Susan Barnes on how to help native amphibians (Oregonian, 4/22/2011) Attract reptiles and amphibians to your yard [PDF] (2002) Oregon State University Extension Service

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Sandy River hatchery

April 18th, 2011 · Comments Off · Dept. of Fish & Wildlife

Sandy River hatchery jumps to center of Northwest’s salmon debate (Oregonian, 4/15/2011) Spring chinook salmon in the Willamette and Sandy rivers [PDF] (annual) Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, Fish Division

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Energy and Agriculture

April 14th, 2011 · Comments Off · Dept. of Agriculture

Oregon farmers adopt energy efficiency but could do more, state report says (Oregonian, 4/13/2011) Agriculture and energy in Oregon [PDF] (2011) Oregon State Department of Agriculture

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Beverly Beach State Park

April 12th, 2011 · Comments Off · Parks & Recreation Dept.

Beverly Beach State Park: Where the forest meets the beach (Statesman Journal, 4/8/2011) Beverly Beach campground [PDF] (annual) Oregon State Parks and Recreation Department

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Property tax deferral program

April 11th, 2011 · Comments Off · Dept. of Revenue

Oregon state program pays property taxes on high-priced homes (Oregonian, 4/9/2011) Program pays property taxes on ritzy homes (Statesman Journal, 4/10/2011) Oregon property tax deferral for disabled and senior citizens [PDF] (annual) Oregon Department of Revenue

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Political campaigning by public employees

April 11th, 2011 · Comments Off · Elections Division, Secretary of State

Portland school employees appear to break election law (Oregonian, 4/7/11) 2008 restrictions on political campaigning by public employees, ORS 260.432 [PDF] (2008) Secretary of State, Elections Division ORS 260.432 quick reference [PDF] (2008) Secretary of State, Elections Division

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Invasive Species: Turtles

April 6th, 2011 · Comments Off · Dept. of Fish & Wildlife

Turtle alert: Don’t get caught with a red-eared slider (KVAL, 4/5/2011) Red-eared slider [PDF] (2008) Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Oregon native turtles [PDF] (2010) Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife

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Aurora Airport

April 6th, 2011 · Comments Off · Dept. of Aviation

Initial Aurora State Airport development plans increase runway capacity, not length (Oregonian, 4/1/2011) Aurora State : individual airport report [PDF] (2008) Oregon Department of Aviation Aurora State Airport master plan update [PDF] (2000) Oregon Department of Aviation

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Wolf management

April 4th, 2011 · Comments Off · Dept. of Fish & Wildlife

Gray wolf debate lands in the Oregon Legislature; ranchers want compensation and right to shoot (Oregonian, 3/30/2011) Oregon wolf conservation and management plan [PDF] (2010) Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife

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