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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


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


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


Jan. 26, 2011 · By Cassandra Profita

Doug Decker is Oregon's new state forester

Thanks to Bob Van Dyk of the Wild Salmon Center for the update on the Board of Forestry's selection of Doug Decker for the new state forester. Continue reading →

Filed under: Forestry, Doug Decker, Oregon Department of Forestry


Jan. 26, 2011 · By Cassandra Profita

Audio: Who will be the next state forester?

The Oregon Department of Forestry held a public interview with the three finalists for state forester Tuesday. Here are the audio clips from the interviews. The Board of Forestry is scheduled to conduct its own question and answer session with the candidates at its meeting today and vote on the next state forester. Which will it be? Continue reading →

Filed under: Forestry, Oregon Department of Forestry


Jan. 11, 2011 · By Cassandra Profita

Meet the three finalists for state forester

The Oregon Board of Forestry has announced three finalists for replacing Oregon state forester Marvin Brown, who resigned in December. A public with the candidates is scheduled for Jan. 25 before the Oregon Board of Forestry makes a final selection Jan. 26. The finalists are: Continue reading →

Filed under: Forestry, Oregon Department of Forestry


Sept. 29, 2010 · By Cassandra Profita

$3 million standoff: Logging vs. water quality

A federal judge's order on a lawsuit Tuesday promised tougher logging regulations to protect streams along the Oregon coast. According to the plaintiffs in the case, the settlement also sets up a new power struggle between two state agencies: Oregon Department of Environmental Quality and Oregon Department of Forestry. Continue reading →

Filed under: Land, Logging, Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, Oregon Department of Forestry


Sept. 17, 2010 · By Cassandra Profita

Governor's race query: More logging in state forests?

This week, Oregon's Republican candidate for governor Chris Dudley released a 20-point proposal to create jobs. Several of his points rub up against statewide environmental issues, but one in particular seems to conflict with positions his Democratic challenger John Kitzhaber has taken in the past year: More logging on state forests. Continue reading →

Filed under: Land, 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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