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Oregon's Logging Debate Gets A Reset With Latest Plan For Public Forests

OPB | April 24, 2015 2:15 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon

A federal lands agency releases several versions of its latest plan for opening up logging on some of Oregon's public forestland.

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Oregon Decides To Buy Wildfire Insurance After Price Hike

AP | April 16, 2015 1:23 p.m. | Grants Pass, Oregon

The state of Oregon has decided to continue buying insurance against the cost of fighting wildfires, even though it comes at a much higher premium and deductible.

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Wash. Buying 1,700 Acres Of Forest On Olympic Peninsula

AP | April 8, 2015 7:19 a.m.

The Washington state Department of Natural Resources is buying more than 1,700 acres of forest land north of the Quinault Indian Reservation to become part of the Olympic State Experimental Forest.

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Looking Back: The Northwest Forest Plan's New Conservation Paradigm

OPB | April 6, 2015 1 a.m. | Ashland, Oregon

The landmark plan  was meant to end the Timber Wars in the Northwest. It signaled a historic shift in how public lands were managed – by maintaining biodiversity instead of keeping timber production high.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.