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Study: Slow-Growing Pine Trees Better Withstand Bark Beetles

KUOW/EarthFix | June 27, 2017 3:11 p.m.

Land managers in the West have been struggling to deal with bark beetle outbreaks, but now they can prepare for future outbreaks by changing up what kind of trees they plant.

Forestry | News

Judge: Federal Laws Don’t Shield Oregon From Timber Lawsuit

Capital Press | June 9, 2017 10:10 a.m.

Federal environmental laws don’t shield the State of Oregon from a $1.4 billion lawsuit that alleges insufficient logging.

NW Life | Nation | Forestry | News

Central Oregon Firefighters Battle Fire Near Tumalo Falls Trailhead

OPB | May 27, 2017 10:33 a.m.

The Cougar Butte fire started burning Friday afternoon.

Fish & Wildlife | Forestry | Environment | Land

Timber Company, Tribe Left With Little After Vote To Cancel Elliott State Forest Sale

OPB/EarthFix | May 10, 2017 4:15 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon

The only parties to offer a bid for the Elliott say they are frustrated and disappointed with the outcome.

Forestry | Environment

Oregon Officials Vote Down Plan To Sell Elliott State Forest

OPB/EarthFix | May 9, 2017 2:30 p.m. | Salem, Oregon

Oregon’s State Land Board voted unanimously Tuesday to cancel the sale of the Elliott State Forest near the southern coast.

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Oregon Timber Counties Struggle To Fund Basic Services As Federal Support Dries Up

AP | May 9, 2017 7:25 a.m. | Roseburg, Oregon

Nearly 30 years after environmental protections slashed logging in federal forests, Oregon counties that thrived on timber revenues for decades are struggling to provide basic services.

Education | Forestry | Environment | Agriculture | Election

Measure Would Ban Aerial Pesticide Spraying In Lincoln County

KLCC | May 8, 2017 5 p.m.

Oregon voters in coastal Lincoln County are considering a ballot measure that would ban aerial spraying of pesticides and herbicides.

Forestry | Environment

Oregon State University Offers To Split Cost Of Buying Elliott State Forest

OPB/EarthFix | May 5, 2017 4:25 p.m.

Oregon Treasurer Tobias Read is proposing a new option for the Elliott State Forest that would allow Oregon State University to buy the land and use it for research and education.

Forestry | Environment

A Disease That's Felled Forests in California and Oregon Shows up in Washington

KUOW/EarthFix | May 5, 2017 1:15 p.m. | Bainbridge Island, Washington

A tree disease that's decimated forests in California has made its way north to western Oregon and Washington.

Forestry | Environment

Oregon Governor Releases Plan To Avoid Selling A State Forest

OPB/EarthFix | May 4, 2017 4:40 p.m.

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has released her proposal for keeping the Elliott State Forest in public ownership – rather than selling it.