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Aug. 05, 2011 · By Amelia Templeton

How Exactly Does a Forest Soak Up Carbon Dioxide?

A coastal redwood grove. Scientists say forests in the Pacific Northwest soak up carbon dioxide. Continue reading →

Filed under: Climate change, Forestry, Carbon dioxide, U.S. Forest Service


May 11, 2011 · By Cassandra Profita

Study: New counts reveal more barred owls

A new study by the U.S. Geological Survey has found there are probably a lot more barred owls in Northwest forests than past studies have shown. Continue reading →

Filed under: Fish & Wildlife, Barred owl, Spotted owl, U.S. Forest Service, U.S. Geological Survey


May 05, 2011

Spare a dime for lichen research? How about a forest crane?

Thought the Wind River “canopy crane” that we profiled on Oregon Field Guide was cool? Budget cuts just killed it. How about that lichen air quality research we featured this season? Budget cuts gutted that too. Continue reading →

Filed under: Forestry, Oregon Field Journal, U.S. Department of Agriculture, U.S. Forest Service


March 09, 2011 · By Cassandra Profita

Video: Lichen as a 'billboard' of air pollution

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Filed under: Air, Air pollution, Oregon Field Journal, U.S. Forest Service


Feb. 14, 2011 · By Cassandra Profita

The O: New federal forest rule makes sense

The Oregonian's editorial board came out in support of the new federal forest management rule, in part because it is "designed to give individual national forests the headroom they'll need to meet the law smartly": Continue reading →

Filed under: Forestry, U.S. Forest Service


Feb. 10, 2011 · By Cassandra Profita

Timber group "pleased" with new forest rules

Tom Partin, president of the timber industry group American Forest Resource Council, released a statement following Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack's announcement of new federal forest planning rules. Continue reading →

Filed under: Forestry, American Forest Resource Council, Logging, Tom Vilsack, U.S. Forest Service


Feb. 10, 2011 · By Cassandra Profita

Enviros: Obama's new forest rules are weaker than Reagan's

Conservation groups sounded alarms following Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack's proposal for a new forest planning rule. Continue reading →

Filed under: Forestry, Oregon Wild, Tom Vilsack, U.S. Forest Service


Feb. 10, 2011 · By Cassandra Profita

New rule for the Forest Service: More time in forests, less time in court

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Filed under: Forestry, Logging, Spotted owl, Tom Vilsack, U.S. Forest Service


Nov. 05, 2010 · By Cassandra Profita

Off-road in the winter: Restrict snowmobiles?

The Winter Wildlands Alliance has petitioned the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Forest Service to restrict back-country snowmobiles as they do off-highway vehicles. Continue reading →

Filed under: Land, Land use, Oregon Wild, U.S. Forest Service


Oct. 26, 2010 · By Cassandra Profita

Enviros to Salazar: This logging lawsuit is for you

Several environmental groups sent Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar a message today. Surprise: It wasn't a thank-you note for his visit to Oregon Monday. Continue reading →

Filed under: Land, Bureau of Land Management, Ken Salazar, Logging, Oregon Wild, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Forest Service



About Ecotrope

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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