Three years of drought are taking their toll on Southern Oregon forests now dotted with dead and dying trees hit hard by lack of water or by insects in seemingly worse fashion than in past droughts, and the death likely will continue.
Agriculture | Environment | Forestry | HealthEarthFix | May 27, 2016 7 p.m. | Portland
There’s a new complaint about exposure from a helicopter spraying weed killer on Oregon forestland. This time, it's from a fellow timber grower and former member of the Oregon Board of Forestry.
A new Oregon State University study shows old-growth forests could have a larger role to play than simply providing habitat for wildlife.
The Oregon Department of Agriculture plans to spray an organic insecticide across thousands of acres of North Portland and Vancouver, Washington, over the next month to eradicate invasive gypsy moths.
Land use | Forestry | local | Environment | News | Climate changeAP | April 4, 2016 10:13 a.m. | Seattle
The Seattle Times reports that the state Department of Natural Resources program is part of legislation signed last week by Gov. Jay Inslee that includes stronger language directing the state to approve permits for these burns.
After warning Oregon that its rules don’t adequately protect water in coastal streams from logging, two federal agencies are denying the state $1.2 million in grant funds.
Rough & Ready Lumber is going through its second shutdown in three years, the company has announced, citing a log shortage.