Two new members of Oregon’s State Land Board voted Tuesday to move forward with the controversial sale of the Elliott State Forest despite opposition from Gov. Kate Brown.
The State Land Board is consider new approaches to keep the Elliott State Forest under public ownership without continuing to lose money.
Oregon Gov. Kate Brown announced a new plan Friday that would keep the Elliott State Forest in public ownership by borrowing money on the bond market.
Forestry | Agriculture | Land use | Nation | Economy | History | Environment | NewsStatesman Journal | Jan. 27, 2017 7:58 a.m.
A Forest Service program that pumped millions of dollars into rural communities has expired and with it the advent of sharply reduced revenue sharing timber harvest payments for more than 700 counties and 4,000 school districts.
Politics | local | Forestry | Land use | Fish & Wildlife | Nation | News | EnvironmentNorthwest News Network | Jan. 16, 2017 10:45 a.m.
Donald Trump will be sworn in as the nation's 45th president on Friday. One issue rural America is looking for answers on during this transition of power is public lands.
Land use | Water | Forestry | EnvironmentOPB/EarthFix | Jan. 6, 2017 12:24 a.m. | Portland
Oregon’s Department of Environmental Quality wrote a report that identified logging as a contributor to known risks for drinking water quality in communities up and down the Oregon coast. But the report has never been published.
Oregon once led the nation in stream protections, but not anymore. And new rules proposed by the Board of Forestry won't change that any time soon.
local | Forestry | Flora and Fauna | Land use | Pacific Ocean | Fish & Wildlife | Climate change | Water | Animals | News | Renewable energy | Environment | 2016: The Year In ReviewEarthFix | Dec. 18, 2016 1:51 p.m.
From an international investigation into electronic waste to a study of the U.S. military's environmental legacy in the Northwest, here is the best reporting from EarthFix in 2016.