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Once-Secret Grove Of Gigantic Redwoods ‘Starting To Look Like Freeway System’

Statesman Journal | Feb. 24, 2017 12:30 p.m.

A once-hidden hidden grove of redwood trees at a state park just south of the California-Oregon border has become the park's worst-kept secret.

Forestry | Environment

Controversial Sale Of A State Forest In Oregon Moves Forward After Land Board Vote

OPB/EarthFix | Feb. 14, 2017 2:30 p.m. | Salem, Oregon

Two new members of Oregon’s State Land Board voted Tuesday to move forward with the controversial sale of the Elliott State Forest despite opposition from Gov. Kate Brown.

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5 Things To Know About the Latest Plans For The Elliott State Forest

OPB/EarthFix | Feb. 13, 2017 4:30 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon

The State Land Board is consider new approaches to keep the Elliott State Forest under public ownership without continuing to lose money. 

Forestry | Environment

Gov. Brown Announces New Plan To Keep Elliott State Forest

OPB/EarthFix | Feb. 10, 2017 3:15 p.m.

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown announced a new plan Friday that would keep the Elliott State Forest in public ownership by borrowing money on the bond market.

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Oregon Counties Face 90 Percent Cut In Timber Money

Statesman Journal | Jan. 27, 2017 7:58 a.m.

A Forest Service program that pumped millions of dollars into rural communities has expired and with it the advent of sharply reduced revenue sharing timber harvest payments for more than 700 counties and 4,000 school districts.

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Invasive Species Add Up To Big Losses For Washington

KUOW/EarthFix | Jan. 17, 2017 5:45 p.m. | Seattle

A new study finds invasive species could cost the state of Washington $1.3 billion a year if left unchecked.

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What's In Store For Public Lands Under President Trump?

Northwest News Network | Jan. 16, 2017 10:45 a.m.

Donald Trump will be sworn in as the nation's 45th president on Friday. One issue rural America is looking for answers on during this transition of power is public lands.

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After Pushback, Oregon Scraps Report Linking Private Forests To Water Quality Risks

OPB/EarthFix | Jan. 6, 2017 12:24 a.m. | Portland

Oregon’s Department of Environmental Quality wrote a report that identified logging as a contributor to known risks for drinking water quality in communities up and down the Oregon coast. But the report has never been published.  

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Oregon’s Updated Streamside Logging Rules Get A Chilly Response

OPB/EarthFix | Dec. 26, 2016 5 a.m. | Brookings, Oregon

Oregon once led the nation in stream protections, but not anymore.  And new rules proposed by the Board of Forestry won't change that any time soon.

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Judge Halts Logging On State Forest In Oregon

OPB/EarthFix | Dec. 20, 2016 12:45 p.m.

A federal judge in Eugene has ordered a pair of Oregon timber companies not to log on a state forest near the south coast.