Eagle Watch 2013 takes off Feb. 23 in Oregon

(Feb. 12, 2013) -- The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, Portland General Electric, The Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs, and The Crooked River National Grassland invite the public to attend the 18th annual Eagle Watch, a celebration of the cultural and ecological importance of the majestic birds of prey. The event will be held Feb. 23 and 24.

Pinnacles National Monument becomes 59th national park

(Feb. 12, 2013) -- Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar yesterday joined U.S. Rep. Sam Farr, California Secretary for Natural Resources John Laird, National Park Service Pacific West Regional Director Chris Lehnertz and other local officials to celebrate the elevation of Pinnacles National Monument to become Pinnacles National Park, joining iconic sites such as the Grand Canyon and Yellowstone. Pinnacles National Park is the country’s 59th national park.