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Oct. 10, 2012 · By Cassandra Profita

Logging Urban Trees To Save Forests?

When David Barmon looks around at the trees in his east Portland neighborhood, he doesn't just see green. He also sees lumber. Big, beautiful slabs of lumber that could become furniture, decking, fencing and cabinetry. Continue reading →

Filed under: Sustainability, Forestry, Logging, Urban trees


Nov. 03, 2011 · By Cassandra Profita

Kitzhaber: Let's not become Asia's 'timber colony'

During his talk with the Oregon Board of Forestry today, Gov. John Kitzhaber said he's worried about the increase raw logs on private land being exported to Asia: Continue reading →

Filed under: Forestry, Exports to China, Logging


Nov. 03, 2011 · By Cassandra Profita

Kitzhaber proposes state forest 'conservation areas'

Gov. John Kitzhaber talked at length to the Oregon Board of Forestry today. Among his many messages was a call for "a more visible, durable conservation strategy" than the state currently has for its forests. Continue reading →

Filed under: Forestry, John Kitzhaber, Logging, Oregon Department of Forestry


Sept. 21, 2011 · By Cassandra Profita

Why streams are warmer on private timberland

A study by Oregon State University suggests that the Oregon forest practices law doesn't require large enough stream buffers for private logging operations. Continue reading →

Filed under: Forestry, Forest Practices Act, Logging, Oregon State University


Sept. 01, 2011 · By Cassandra Profita

The hotspot for West Coast timber: China

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Filed under: Forestry, Exports to China, Logging


July 28, 2011 · By Cassandra Profita

Animation burns Wyden for logging roads bill

Democracy in Action by: DemocracyinAction Continue reading →

Filed under: Forestry, Logging, Ron Wyden


July 25, 2011 · By Cassandra Profita

Kitzhaber on logging roads: Let's ask the Supreme Court

Do logging roads need water pollution permits? Last year, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals said yes. Last week several members of the Northwest congressional delegation said no. Continue reading →

Filed under: Forestry, Clean Water Act, John Kitzhaber, Logging


July 21, 2011 · By Cassandra Profita

A new home for spotted owls: State forestland?

OPB's Rob Manning made a key connection in this story about more logging on Oregon's state forests. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has finalized its plan for recovering the northern spotted owl, and it includes using new mapping technology to find new potential habitat for the threatened bird (as well as killing competing barred owls). Continue reading →

Filed under: Fish & Wildlife, Forestry, Logging, Oregon Department of Forestry, Spotted owl


July 14, 2011 · By Cassandra Profita

NW congressional leaders: Let logging roads be

Remember when the Ninth Circuit Court decided that logging roads were a point-source of pollution? I've been wondering about, though not following the fall-out from, that case. Does this mean every logging road will need a stormwater permit? Well, not if Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-Wash.), Congressman Kurt Schrader (D-Ore.), U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and U.S. Sen. Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) have their way. Continue reading →

Filed under: Forestry, Clean Water Act, Logging


June 10, 2011 · By Cassandra Profita

China pulls Oregon timber harvest out of depression

Oregon Department of Forestry announced this week that timber harvests in Oregon last year were up 21 percent from the historic low they hit in 2009. The No. 1 reason? Log exports to China. Continue reading →

Filed under: Forestry, Logging, Oregon Department of Forestry



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In the Pacific Northwest, the environment is personal - it's where we live, work and play. Oregon Public Broadcasting's Ecotrope will bring you news and insight on the region’s environmental issues. Site curator Cassandra Profita is an award-winning reporter with degrees in journalism and environmental studies.

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