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Governor Declares 8 Additional Counties In Drought Emergencies

OPB | May 22, 2015 1:30 p.m. | Portland

Gov. Kate Brown declared drought emergencies in eight additional counties around Oregon Friday, bringing the total this year to 15.

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Oregon Lawmakers Reconsider Buffer Zone For Herbicide Sprays

AP | May 22, 2015 10:50 a.m.

Some Oregon lawmakers have revived an effort to limit aerial herbicide spraying on private timberlands by placing mandatory "no-spray" buffers around houses and schools.

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Oregon Investigates Spray Crew Exposure To Herbicide

AP | May 22, 2015 7:30 a.m.

Two state agencies are investigating aerial spraying operations on private timberlands in the southern Coast Range.

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Land Management Agency Starts Conversation About Western Oregon Forest Plan

OPB/EarthFix | May 20, 2015 12:30 p.m. | Roseburg, Oregon

The Bureau of Land Management is updating the management plan for the former Oregon and California Railroad lands.

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Oregon Lab Helps Solve The World's Crimes Against Nature

OPB/EarthFix | May 16, 2015 1 a.m. | ASHLAND, Ore.

After the FBI refused to devote its forensics expertise to solving wildlife poaching and trafficking cases, the world's only lab dedicated to solving wildlife crimes was built in Oregon.

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Firefighters Almost Contain Wash. Blaze

AP | May 11, 2015 7:53 a.m.

Crews are still working to hold the line around an 85 acre wildfire that started after a logging helicopter crashed in northeast Washington

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OSU Researchers Say Dogs Sickened After Visit To Forest

AP | May 8, 2015 7:56 a.m.

The Oregon State University Research Forests and College of Veterinary Medicine are investigating instances of dogs getting sick after visiting the Oak Creek access to the McDonald Research Forest.

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Helicopter Crash Starts Fire In NE Wash.

AP | May 8, 2015 7:25 a.m.

A fire official says a logging helicopter that crashed in heavy timber near the town of Orient in northeast Washington has ignited a wildland fire that is growing unchecked.

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BLM Announces Timber Harvest Plan Options

AP | April 27, 2015 7:25 a.m.

The Bureau of Land Management has released a draft plan that includes five approaches to managing its 2.5 million acres of public forests in western Oregon.

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Oregon's Logging Debate Gets A Reset With Latest Plan For Public Forests

OPB | April 24, 2015 2:15 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon

A federal lands agency releases several versions of its latest plan for opening up logging on some of Oregon's public forestland.