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Satellites Give Scientists A Better View Of Forest Insect Outbreaks

OPB | March 2, 2015 3:15 p.m. | Portland

You might call it the forester's version of Google Earth: new satellite mapping that's giving scientists a clearer view of insect outbreaks in Northwest forests.

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Appeal Filed To Stop Logging On State Lands That Burned

AP | Feb. 20, 2015 8:19 a.m.

Two conservation groups and a resident want to stop the state from allowing logging on state lands that burned in north-central Washington last summer.

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Port Slowdown Curtails Work At Centralia, Wash., Lumber Mill

AP | Feb. 13, 2015 10:40 a.m.

The Northwest Hardwoods lumber mill in Centralia is cutting production because the slowdown at West Coast ports has crippled its ability to export products.

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Wyden, Crapo File Bill To Renew Timber County Payments

AP | Feb. 13, 2015 7:54 a.m.

Senators attempt to revive the expired program that made up for federal timber revenues that declined as environmental protections reduced national forest logging.

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Washington Seeks More Care In Logging Landslide-Prone Areas

AP | Feb. 11, 2015 10:28 a.m.

Logging companies may need a geotechnical report before they start cutting trees in landslide-prone areas of Washington.

Forestry | Environment

Bill Takes Aim At Aerial Pesticide Spraying On Oregon Forests

OPB | Feb. 10, 2015 9:45 a.m.

An Oregon Senate bill introduced Tuesday intends to tighten rules for aerial pesticide spraying on forest land and overhaul how the state responds to complaints of drift and exposure.

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Renewed Pesticide Lawsuit Omits 'Right To Farm' Challenge

Capital Press | Feb. 4, 2015 3:12 p.m.

A challenge to Oregon's right to farm law was omitted from a newly revised lawsuit over pesticides, but its constitutionality may still be questioned during litigation.

Climate change | Forestry | Environment

Seasons of Smoke: Exploring Two Decades of Wildfire

OPB | Feb. 3, 2015 3:01 p.m.

Twice as many acres burned in the decade leading up to 2011 than in the one before it.

Communities | Water | Forestry | Fish & Wildlife | Environment

Feds Rule Oregon's Not Protecting Coastal Waters From Logging

OPB | Jan. 30, 2015 4:38 p.m. | Ashland, Ore.

For the first time, the EPA and NOAA have given a stamp of disapproval to a state coastal pollution plan - and Oregon is the offender.

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Regulators: Oregon Logging Rules Don't Protect Clean Water

AP | Jan. 30, 2015 11:15 a.m.

Federal regulators have ruled Oregon's state logging rules do not sufficiently protect fish and streams from pollution caused by clearcutting too close to streams, water running off old logging roads, landslides and sites sprayed with pesticides.