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Oregon Becomes No. 1 Wildfire Fighting Priority

OPB | Aug. 14, 2015 5 p.m. | Portland

As wildfires continue to spread, officials say the state's resources are stretched thin.

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Oregon Starts Search For Elliott State Forest Buyer

OPB/EarthFix | Aug. 13, 2015 3 p.m. | Salem, Oregon

The Oregon State Land Board has approved the sale of the Elliott, as well as additional requirements designed to preserve the public benefit of the forest.

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4 Questions About The Future Of Elliott State Forest

OPB/EarthFix | Aug. 10, 2015 5:30 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon

The State Land Board is considering moving ahead with guidelines for the sale of its 84,000-acre forest in southwest Oregon.

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Land Board To Vote On Proposal To Seek Buyer For Oregon Forest

AP | Aug. 7, 2015 12:13 p.m. | Grants Pass, Oregon

The forest in the Coast Range north of Coos Bay was created in 1930 to generate money for schools. But has been running $1 million a year in the red.

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Stouts Fire Grows To 15,000 Acres, Evacuations Ordered

OPB | Aug. 1, 2015 10:49 a.m. | Portland

High temperatures and low humidity in southern Oregon caused the Stouts Fire to grow overnight. The wildfire is now burning more than 15,000 acres east of Canyonville.

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Stouts Creek Wildfire Expands Rapidly In Southern Oregon

OPB/EarthFix | July 31, 2015 8:25 a.m. | Ashland, Oregon

The Scouts Creek Fire burning east of Canyonville spread from 200 to about 6,000 acres in fewer than 10 hours.

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Officials: Blue Creek Wildfire About 50 Percent Contained

AP | July 27, 2015 9:32 a.m. | Walla Walla, Washington

The blaze has destroyed one home and threatened dozens of others. It's burning grass, brush and timber on state-protected private land.

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Study Finds Beetle-Kill Forests No More Likely To Burn

OPB | July 26, 2015 3:30 p.m. | Bend, Oregon

Northwest forests that have significant damage from insects might seem more prone to wildfires, but a new study from Oregon State University shows that's not necessarily the case.

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Forestry Board Weighs Bigger Logging Buffers To Cool Streams

AP | July 21, 2015 12:05 p.m.

The Oregon Board of Forestry is considering how much to increase the number of trees that must be left standing along small and medium streams on private timberlands to shade the water and keep it cool for salmon.

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Burning Olympic Rainforest Poses Firefighting Challenge

KUOW/EarthFix | July 19, 2015 3 p.m. | Port Angeles, Wash.

The Northwest’s historic drought has brought wildfire to a rainforest in Washington’s Olympic National Park, where dry, hot weather could allow the fire to burn until the fall rains.