Before the great recession, Oregon was producing about 4 billion board feet of lumber a year. That dropped after the recession as people stopped building houses.
Court documents show the timber industry is footing the bill for Linn County’s $1.4 billion lawsuit over logging in Oregon state forests.
The Oregon Department of Agriculture says it found no evidence of chemical drift after responding to an exposure complaint from a former member of Oregon’s Board of Forestry.
An Oregon judge has ordered more than $50,000 in fines and a one-year license suspension for a pesticide spraying company that violated worker protection laws and disregarded a stop-spraying order.
Environment | News | Forestry | localThe Register-Guard | July 5, 2016 2:50 p.m. | Noti, Oregon
An environmentalist group allegedly placed metal spikes in old-growth logs in June — a dangerous practice used in hopes of keeping trees standing.
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.
Environment | Health | Agriculture | ForestryEarthFix | 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.