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Gilchrist State Forest Expands

AP | Nov. 21, 2015 12:08 p.m. | Bend, Oregon

The Oregon Department of Forestry says the newest state forest will be a working forest producing timber but there will also be recreation opportunities.

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Weyerhaeuser, Plum Creek Merger Creates Largest Timberland Owner In NW

OPB | Nov. 9, 2015 11:06 a.m.

Weyerhaeuser and Plum Creek announce plans to merge in early 2016. The new Weyerhaeuser will own more than 3 million acres of timberland in Oregon and Washington and 13 million acres worldwide. 

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Logging Limits Added Along Streams In Oregon

OPB/EarthFix | Nov. 5, 2015 7:15 p.m. | Salem, Oregon

The Oregon Board of Forestry voted 4-3 Thursday to add logging restrictions along streams in the western part of the state.

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Big Penalties For Oregon Pesticide Sprayer That Ignored License Suspension

OPB/EarthFix | Nov. 5, 2015 2:45 p.m.

The Oregon Department of Agriculture announces fines totaling $180,000 for a helicopter company and its owner, along with a five-year license suspension.

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Climate Change, Wildfires Transforming NW Forests

OPB/EarthFix | Oct. 28, 2015 5:39 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon

This year’s fires are leaving behind more than just charred forests. They’re setting the stage for what’s expected to be a fundamental shift in the landscape.

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BLM Investigates After Company Sprays Pesticide On Public Land Without License

OPB | Oct. 27, 2015 1:25 p.m.

The Bureau of Land Management has opened an internal investigation after the federal agency allowed an Oregon-based contractor to spray pesticides on public land without a valid license.

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Lumber Company Donates $6 Million To OSU Forestry Complex

AP | Oct. 6, 2015 10:31 a.m. | CORVALLIS, Ore.

Sierra Pacific Industries' gift will go toward the construction of the Oregon Forest Science Complex, which will be part of the new Corvallis campus of the OSU College of Forestry.

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Pesticide Spraying Firm Penalized After Chemical-Exposure Incident

OPB/EarthFix | Oct. 1, 2015 11:45 a.m.

Oregon fines a helicopter company and suspends its license to spray pesticides after a worker complained of chemical exposure in Douglas County.

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Oregon Regulators Fine Aerial Pesticide Spraying Company

AP | Sept. 30, 2015 5:27 p.m. | Portland, Ore.

State regulators have fined a company that conducts aerial pesticide spraying on private timberlands for worker protection violations.

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Cameras Will Soon Do The Job Of Fire Tower Lookouts

OPB | Sept. 22, 2015 3:25 p.m.

Some fire tower lookouts in Oregon will soon be replaced with high-powered video cameras.