Federal forest managers have agreed to take another look at a timber sale outside Springfield after conservation groups complained that it amounts to a huge clearcut.
A proposal to ban motor vehicles on some roads and trails on the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest will be delayed until the Forest Service completes new management plans for the three national forests in northeastern Oregon.
Communities | Water | Environment | Forestry | Land | Flora and Fauna | Climate change | Land use | Fish & WildlifeOPB | March 13, 2015 4:15 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon
The Northwest Forest Plan is now 20 years old and due for an update, which will have environmental and economic reverberations for decades to come.
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.
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.
The Northwest Hardwoods lumber mill in Centralia is cutting production because the slowdown at West Coast ports has crippled its ability to export products.
Senators attempt to revive the expired program that made up for federal timber revenues that declined as environmental protections reduced national forest logging.
Logging companies may need a geotechnical report before they start cutting trees in landslide-prone areas of Washington.
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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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.