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Lumber Company Donates $6 Million To OSU Forestry Complex

AP | Oct. 6, 2015 10:31 a.m. | CORVALLIS, Ore.

Sierra Pacific Industries' gift will go toward the construction of the Oregon Forest Science Complex, which will be part of the new Corvallis campus of the OSU College of Forestry.

Agriculture | Forestry | Environment

Pesticide Spraying Firm Penalized After Chemical-Exposure Incident

OPB/EarthFix | Oct. 1, 2015 11:45 a.m.

Oregon fines a helicopter company and suspends its license to spray pesticides after a worker complained of chemical exposure in Douglas County.

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Oregon Regulators Fine Aerial Pesticide Spraying Company

AP | Sept. 30, 2015 5:27 p.m. | Portland, Ore.

State regulators have fined a company that conducts aerial pesticide spraying on private timberlands for worker protection violations.

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Cameras Will Soon Do The Job Of Fire Tower Lookouts

OPB | Sept. 22, 2015 3:25 p.m.

Some fire tower lookouts in Oregon will soon be replaced with high-powered video cameras.

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Forest Service: Trees Must Go To Protect Rare Ecosystem

Statesman Journal | Sept. 21, 2015 10:52 a.m.

A rare Oregon ecosystem is facing a threat from an unusual source — trees.

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Oregon Announces Details Of Elliott State Forest Sale

The Coos Bay World | Sept. 19, 2015 12:55 p.m.

Oregon has taken the next step in its plan to sell a public forest near Coos Bay.

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Scientific Panel Calls For Reforms To US Forest Fire Policies

KPLU | Sept. 18, 2015 6:56 a.m.

One of the worst wildfire seasons the Pacific Northwest has ever seen has put new urgency into efforts to reform forest fire policies. A panel of scientists says current practices are clearly not working.

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New Interactive Maps Bring The World (Wide Web) To Oregon Trails

OPB/EarthFix | Sept. 14, 2015 noon | Ashland, Oregon

An Oregon environmental group spent the summer lugging a 40-pound Google Trekker camera around trails on public lands.  Now its virtual tours are live online.

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Oregon Becomes No. 1 Wildfire Fighting Priority

OPB | Aug. 14, 2015 5 p.m. | Portland

As wildfires continue to spread, officials say the state's resources are stretched thin.

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Oregon Starts Search For Elliott State Forest Buyer

OPB/EarthFix | Aug. 13, 2015 3 p.m. | Salem, Oregon

The Oregon State Land Board has approved the sale of the Elliott, as well as additional requirements designed to preserve the public benefit of the forest.