KPLU-FM: Amelia Templeton en Loss Of Timber Payments Cuts Deep In Oregon Transcript <p>MELISSA BLOCK, HOST: <p>You're listing to ALL THINGS CONSIDERED from NPR News.<p>Imagine dialing 911 and the voice on the other hand says: Sorry. Due to budget cuts, no one can help you. Well, that's the reality for tens of thousands of people in rural Oregon. Many counties in the state have cut public safety budgets due to the loss of vital timber payments. That's money from the federal government paid to counties with large national forests - in other words, land that can't be taxed.<p>The bill authorizing those payments has expired. Tue, 21 May 2013 20:41:00 +0000 KPLU-FM: Amelia Templeton 39477 at Documenting The Sound Of Fallen Trees (And Planes) Researchers at Crater Lake National Park in southern Oregon have spent the past two years documenting the park's natural sound. Often, microphones will pick up the sound of falling trees, elks snacking and coyotes howling.<p>In even the most remote parts of the park, however, researchers are also hearing airplane noise 15 percent of the time.<p>Setting up temporary recording stations in 20 different locations, technicians say that there's virtually no place left in America that's untouched by ambient human noise — and that this may be stressful to wildlife. Sun, 18 Sep 2011 09:32:00 +0000 KPLU-FM: Amelia Templeton 209 at Documenting The Sound Of Fallen Trees (And Planes)