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Eastern Oregon Wildfire Spreads To Nearly 80 Square Miles

AP | Aug. 22, 2016 1:07 p.m.

A wildfire spotted Sunday afternoon in Eastern Oregon has quickly become the state's largest active blaze.

Forestry | Environment

Fungal Disease Grows Among Douglas Fir Trees On Oregon Coast

OPB/EarthFix | Aug. 19, 2016 3:45 p.m.

A new survey finds a growing number of Douglas fir trees in the Oregon Coast Range have been infected over the past decade with the fungal disease known as Swiss needle cast.

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Oregon, Linn County Spar In court Over Timber Lawsuit

AP | Aug. 18, 2016 10:17 a.m. | Albany, Oregon

State attorneys told a judge that Linn County shouldn't be allowed to represent other counties in a lawsuit that seeks $1.4 billion from Oregon because of its forest-management practices.

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Oregon Fire Danger Jumps To 'Extreme' This Week

Medford Mail Tribune | Aug. 15, 2016 9:27 a.m.

A week expected to end with multiple days of triple-digit temperatures and an already parched landscape has pushed the Oregon Department of Forestry's fire danger to its highest level.

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Restoration Work Begins On Historic Kitchen At Oregon's Hebo Lake

OPB/EarthFix | Aug. 10, 2016 4:15 p.m.

A national preservation group's first Northwest project is at the South Oregon Coast's Hebo Lake, where volunteers will soon begin restoring a historic community kitchen built by the Civilian Conservation Corps.

Climate change | Forestry | Environment

Drought, Climate Change Slow Growth Of Douglas Fir Forests: Study

OPB/EarthFix | Aug. 9, 2016 6:30 p.m. | Portland

A new study finds the West is likely to see slower-growing Douglas fir trees in the future, as temperatures and droughts increase with climate change.

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Lawsuits Target Controversial Forest Plan For Western Oregon

OPB/EarthFix | Aug. 9, 2016 4:15 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon

The plans will govern how some Oregon forests are managed for the coming decades.

Forestry | Environment

Wyden Wants Trade Restrictions On Flow of Cheap Canadian Lumber

OPB/EarthFix | Aug. 3, 2016 3 p.m. | Portland

As the U.S. and Canada renegotiate an expired trade agreement, U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden is calling for restrictions on Canadian lumber exports to the U.S.

Forestry | Environment

Oregon Comes Up With A Pricetag For Its Forest For Sale

OPB/EarthFix | July 27, 2016 5 p.m. | Portland

Oregon's Elliott State Forest is worth $221 million, according to the Oregon Department of State Lands. That figure is based on a review process that included appraisals by three independent firms.