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BLM Agrees To Revise Logging Plan After Complaints

AP | March 25, 2015 10:20 a.m.

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.

Transportation | News | Forestry

Wallowa-Whitman Roads Plan Delayed

AP | March 20, 2015 8:17 a.m.

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.

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Long Road Lies Ahead For Northwest Forest Plan Update

OPB | 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.

Environment | Forestry

Satellites Give Scientists A Better View Of Forest Insect Outbreaks

OPB | March 2, 2015 3:15 p.m. | Portland

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.

Politics | News | Forestry

Appeal Filed To Stop Logging On State Lands That Burned

AP | Feb. 20, 2015 8:19 a.m.

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.

Economy | Business | News | Forestry

Port Slowdown Curtails Work At Centralia, Wash., Lumber Mill

AP | Feb. 13, 2015 10:40 a.m.

The Northwest Hardwoods lumber mill in Centralia is cutting production because the slowdown at West Coast ports has crippled its ability to export products.

Education | News | Forestry

Wyden, Crapo File Bill To Renew Timber County Payments

AP | Feb. 13, 2015 7:54 a.m.

Senators attempt to revive the expired program that made up for federal timber revenues that declined as environmental protections reduced national forest logging.

News | Forestry

Washington Seeks More Care In Logging Landslide-Prone Areas

AP | Feb. 11, 2015 10:28 a.m.

Logging companies may need a geotechnical report before they start cutting trees in landslide-prone areas of Washington.

Environment | Forestry

Bill Takes Aim At Aerial Pesticide Spraying On Oregon Forests

OPB | Feb. 10, 2015 9:45 a.m.

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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Renewed Pesticide Lawsuit Omits 'Right To Farm' Challenge

Capital Press | Feb. 4, 2015 3:12 p.m.

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.