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Oregon To Create Murrelet Protection Plan For State, Private Lands

OPB/EarthFix | Dec. 2, 2016 3:30 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon

The marbled murrelet is on both the state and federal endangered species lists. 

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A War, The Chainsaw And The 2nd Great Cutting Of The Northwest

OPB/EarthFix | Dec. 1, 2016 noon

Winning World War II depended on raw materials. One such resource grew tall and green in the Pacific Northwest. From our series 'Battle Ready: The Military’s Environmental Legacy In The Northwest.'

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One Of The Oldest, Biggest Pines In The Northwest Is Dead

The Columbian | Nov. 26, 2016 11:55 a.m.

A giant among giants and a beacon for countless tourists driving through the Columbia River Gorge is dead.

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Groups Want To Block Logging On Former Elliott State Forest Land

Capital Press | Nov. 26, 2016 11:46 a.m.

Environmentalist groups want an injunction to stop logging on roughly 50 acres of private property that was once part of Oregon’s Elliott State Forest.

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Trump Victory Has Northwest Timber Towns Cheering

OPB | Nov. 16, 2016 5:15 p.m. | Riddle, Oregon

President-elect Donald Trump has promised to revive the flagging timber economy across the Northwest. That has towns in the Timber Belt cheering while environmental groups prepare for a fight.

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Oregon's Elliott State Forest Sale Attracts 1 Bid

OPB/EarthFix | Nov. 16, 2016 2:45 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon

The purchase offer comes from a Roseburg timber company and a Southern Oregon Indian tribe. 

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Proposed Logging Rule Change Aims To Protect Cold Water For Fish

OPB/EarthFix | Nov. 11, 2016 9:15 a.m. | Coos Bay, Oregon

Oregon is taking steps to increase stream protections on private forest lands.

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Growing An Ethical And Sustainable Guitar Forest

KCTS9/EarthFix | Nov. 8, 2016 10:45 a.m. | Concrete, Washington

A solution to Northwest guitar makers' need for ethically and sustainably sourced hardwood may be growing in their own backyard. But can science help give them more beautiful maple wood?

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Wildlife Neglected: To Fund Conservation, Oregon Hopes To Succeed Where Past Efforts Failed

OPB/EarthFix | Nov. 3, 2016 4:30 p.m.

Oregon  Fish and Wildlife is looking for an $80 million budget increase to fulfill its mission. Past efforts to generate money outside of hunting and fishing fees have failed.  

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Woman Reported Missing; Believed To Be At Columbia Gorge

AP | Oct. 21, 2016 9:51 a.m.

A 21-year-old Portland woman has been reported missing, and authorities are worried she's lost or injured in the Columbia River Gorge.