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North Coast Forests To See Gradual Increase In Logging

July 20, 2011 6 p.m.

A quarter of a million acres of Oregon state forest will see more logging, and less protected habitat, under plans approved this week.

Flora and Fauna | local | Land

New Owl Habitat Affects More Oregon Forests Than Neighbors

Nov. 28, 2012 2:37 p.m.

The new map of protected habitat for the Northern Spotted Owl affects far more state forestland in Oregon than in Washington or California.

News | local | Environment

Audit: Large Wildfire Seasons Take Toll On Oregon's Forestry Department

Aug. 24, 2016 12:43 a.m.

Three consecutive summers of severe wildfires have stretched the resources of the state's agency dedicated to forest management.

Environment | Land

More Logging, Less Protections For Oregon Coast Range

July 20, 2011 11:59 p.m.

Oregon's top forester approves increased logging on two districts of the northern coast range. The 5 percent increase is less than what could have been approved, he explains.

local | Environment

More Logging, Fewer Protections For Coast Range

July 20, 2011 1:44 p.m.

The supervisor of Oregon’s state forests has approved plans to increase logging and limit environmental protections on a quarter of a million acres in the coast range.

Forestry | local | Politics

Oregon House Passes Wildfire Protection Bill

June 26, 2013 2:33 a.m.

The Oregon House has passed a measure that could significantly change the way Oregon pays for the suppression of large wildfires.  The bill provides more money to fight fires while they are still small.

Environment

Court Rules Logging Road Runoff Is Pollution

Aug. 17, 2010 12:53 p.m.

The federal Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday that storm runoff diverted by logging roads should be considered water pollution.

Flora and Fauna | Environment

New Owl Habitat Affects More Oregon Forests Than Neighbors

Nov. 28, 2012 5:07 p.m.

The new map of protected habitat for the Northern Spotted Owl affects far more state forestland in Oregon than in Washington or California.

Environment | Land

Marbled Murrelet Sightings Bring New Legal Challenge Re: Elliott State Forest

June 3, 2014 7:18 p.m.

The fight over Elliott State Forest is heating up with the recent discovery of endangered seabird habitat.

Environment

New Rules May Make Oregon Timber Officially 'Sustainable'

July 20, 2010 10:36 a.m.

Members of the U.S. Green Building Council are getting ready to adopt new standards for what’s considered “sustainable wood.” In the past, most Oregon timber products haven’t qualified.

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local | NW Life | Oregon Historical Photo Of The Week

Oregon Historical Photo: The Forests of Jefferson

Nov. 10, 2014 8 a.m.

Commercial logging began in Southern Oregon and Northern California in the 1850s. At that time, area residents tried to create their own state. Find out more about the region that became known as the mythical State of Jefferson.

local | Arts | NW Life | State of Wonder

Disjecta's Portland Biennial Takes Over The Entire State With Art

July 29, 2016 9:33 p.m.

Milwaukee-based artist, academic and curator Michelle Grabner talks about embedding in Oregon's studios and her approach to selecting biennial artists.

NW Life

Slideshow: Silver Falls State Park

Nov. 3, 2011 midnight

Silver Falls State Park is one of the natural jewels of Oregon. But it wasn't always that way. See the photos that helped save the falls.

NW Life | local | History | Oregon Historical Photo Of The Week

Oregon Historical Photo: Women Of Carman Ranch

Feb. 29, 2016 7:45 p.m.

Early logging railroads in the forested hills of northeast Oregon could cut through farms and ranches to link sawmills to workers’ camp towns.

Books | local | Arts

Meet Paulann Petersen, Oregon's Poet Laureate

Jan. 15, 2013 3 p.m.

Oregon's sixth poet laureate describes her role as an honor and a privilege. Watch video of Petersen reading her poem "Song for the One Who Waits in the Forest."

local | NW Life | Oregon Historical Photo Of The Week

Oregon Historical Photo: The Spirit Of Tektronix

June 1, 2015 7 a.m.

After World War II, four young entrepreneurs started Tektronix, a family-like electronics company that ballooned into Oregon’s largest private employer. The product that started it all? A piece of test equipment indispensable to engineers.

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