OSU Forestry Dean Salwasser Dies

OPB |Oct. 17, 2014 6:45 a.m.

Hal Salwasser was the former Dean of Oregon State's College of Forestry. OSU officials praised Salwasser for helping transition forestry programs from a logging focus to include more environmental concerns.

Logger Killed While Felling Trees In Oregon

AP |Sept. 25, 2014 6:36 a.m.

Authorities say a logger died when he was pinned by a tree that struck him in northwest Oregon.

Officials: Scoggins Creek Fire Now Fully Contained

OPB |Sept. 24, 2014 6:45 a.m.

The Scoggins Creek Fire burning in Washington County is 100 percent contained, according to fire officials.

Register-Guard: Innovative Lumberman Aaron Jones Dies

Register Guard |Sept. 23, 2014 1:29 p.m.

Aaron Jones, lumberman and philanthropist, died Monday at the age of 92. He founded the Seneca Sawmill Co.

Deschutes County Requests Air Quality Exemption For Prescribed Burns

OPB |Sept. 01, 2014 8:17 a.m.

Deschutes County has asked the state to consider increasing the amount of smoke allowed in the air during prescribed fire burns.

Fire Crews Mobilize To Protect Central Oregon Community

OPB |Aug. 11, 2014 11:01 a.m.

Firefighters are expecting high winds and possible thunderstorms Monday in central Oregon where the South Fork Complex fire continues to burn near John Day.

Jefferson Public Radio: Study Says Poor Planning Contributes To Wildfire Costs

Jefferson Public Radio |Aug. 01, 2014 3:12 p.m.

Wildfires in the West are getting bigger, hotter – and more costly. A new report from a national science advocacy group says climate change is one major reason wildfires are getting worse.

Exports And Housing Starts Spark Increased Timber Harvest

OPB |July 15, 2014 10:07 p.m.

Last year's resurgent economy cleared the way for Oregon loggers to cut more timber than they have since 2006, according to state figures released Tuesday.

KOBI-TV: Moccasin Hill Fire Burns Nearly 3,000 Acres

KOBI-TV |July 14, 2014 6:28 p.m.

A wildfire fueled by dry trees and brush and whipping winds ripped through thousands of acres in the Moccasin Hills subdivision in Sprague River, outside of Klamath Falls.

Register-Guard: Hot And Dry Spell Increases Wildfire Danger

The Register-Guard |July 08, 2014 8 p.m.

Like it hot? Assuming this shapes out as a typical summer, you've got six weeks or so of bliss ahead of you. Like it cool? Hang on for another six weeks and relief will arrive.

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