Bradley W. Parks
Bradley W. Parks is a digital producer for OPB.
How huge chicken facilities could affect farming east of Salem
Opponents say industrial poultry operations planned for Scio and Aumsville are reinforcing a trend in Oregon agriculture where only the largest farms survive.
BLM says environmental review can begin for proposal for Oregon’s first chemical process gold mine
Paramount Gold will soon begin preparing an environmental impact statement, which will open the company's mining proposal up to regulatory and public scrutiny.
An arrest in Oregon worries those who want to prescribe more fire on the land
Intentional, low-severity fires are a key tool in managing forests to reduce wildfire risk. Rare but high-profile escapes can hamper efforts to light more of them.
Eastern Oregon gold mine proposal inches forward
Paramount Gold has submitted its operations plan to federal regulators and is closer to a permit decision from the state of Oregon, but still faces a long road to approval.
United Airlines puts up millions for biofuel refinery in northwest Oregon
The investment could be a big boost for a Texas company hoping to produce sustainable aviation fuel and renewable diesel along the Columbia River.
Oregon regulators deny petition to regulate dairy air pollution
The state Department of Environmental Quality says it doesn’t have the staff or funding necessary to start a dairy emissions program.
Bend brewery plans for a future when water is no guarantee
Central Oregon’s beer boom has relied on an abundance of clean water. As water becomes more scarce in the high desert, one brewery shares how it hopes to sustain its business.
Death of northeast Oregon wolf continues uptick in poaching
Oregon’s wolf-poaching problem continues with the slaying of OR-88, the breeding female of the Lookout Mountain pack.
Central Oregon water-sharing program extended after bumpy start
A program offering cash payments to people willing to loan their water to struggling Central Oregon farmers looks to overcome challenges in second year.
Oregon Supreme Court won’t hear appeal of $1B timber verdict
The denial affirms a lower court decision saying the "greatest permanent value" of Oregon forests is more than just timber revenue.