Exports And Housing Starts Spark Increased Timber Harvest

OPB | July 15, 2014 10:07 p.m.

Last year's resurgent economy cleared the way for Oregon loggers to cut more timber than they have since 2006, according to state figures released Tuesday.

KOBI-TV: Moccasin Hill Fire Burns Nearly 3,000 Acres

KOBI-TV | July 14, 2014 6:28 p.m.

A wildfire fueled by dry trees and brush and whipping winds ripped through thousands of acres in the Moccasin Hills subdivision in Sprague River, outside of Klamath Falls.

Register-Guard: Hot And Dry Spell Increases Wildfire Danger

The Register-Guard | July 08, 2014 8 p.m.

Like it hot? Assuming this shapes out as a typical summer, you've got six weeks or so of bliss ahead of you. Like it cool? Hang on for another six weeks and relief will arrive.

Firefighters Dig Line Around Southern Oregon Fire

AP | June 23, 2014 9:55 a.m.

Firefighters say they've got a line dug around a fire that began last week in a Southern Oregon logging operation.

Forest Service Plans Central Oregon Prescribed Burns

OPB | May 04, 2014 6 a.m.

Residents of Central Oregon could see some smoke in the air this week, as the U.S. Forest Service attempts to conduct several prescribed burns in advance of fire season.

Ashland May Redraw Fire Hazard Maps To Include Entire City

OPB | April 17, 2014 2:56 p.m.

Fire authorities in Ashland are recommending changes that would bring the entire city into what's known as a wildfire hazard zone. 

Fire Science Symposium Underway In Bend

OPB | April 07, 2014 3:50 p.m.

All this week in Bend, forest scientists and land managers are meeting at the Central Oregon Fire Science Symposium.

Winter Wildfires Wane Along Oregon Coast

OPB | Jan. 27, 2014 2:02 p.m.

Two wildfires burning along Oregon's coast range are expected to be contained by mid-week.  That's according to the Oregon Department of Forestry. 

Oregon Firewood Soon Has To Be Local Or Heat Treated

OPB | Dec. 20, 2013 12:01 p.m.

Oregonians now have a choice: buy local firewood, or to buy firewood that comes from elsewhere that's labelled pest-free.

Environmental Groups Abandon Wyden's Eastside Plan Following Changes

OPB | Dec. 19, 2013 4:05 p.m.

Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden's Eastside Forest Plan is now one step closer to passage. The bill was unanimously approved by the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, Thursday.

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