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.
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.
The Northwest Hardwoods lumber mill in Centralia is cutting production because the slowdown at West Coast ports has crippled its ability to export products.
Senators attempt to revive the expired program that made up for federal timber revenues that declined as environmental protections reduced national forest logging.
Logging companies may need a geotechnical report before they start cutting trees in landslide-prone areas of Washington.
An Oregon Senate bill introduced Tuesday intends to tighten rules for aerial pesticide spraying on forest land and overhaul how the state responds to complaints of drift and exposure.
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A challenge to Oregon's right to farm law was omitted from a newly revised lawsuit over pesticides, but its constitutionality may still be questioned during litigation.
Twice as many acres burned in the decade leading up to 2011 than in the one before it.
For the first time, the EPA and NOAA have given a stamp of disapproval to a state coastal pollution plan - and Oregon is the offender.
Federal regulators have ruled Oregon's state logging rules do not sufficiently protect fish and streams from pollution caused by clearcutting too close to streams, water running off old logging roads, landslides and sites sprayed with pesticides.