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More Danger Ahead For Northwest This Wildfire Season

AP | July 3, 2015 10:09 a.m. | Seattle

Predictions of an early wildfire season have come true in the Northwest as low snowpack levels, record warm temperatures and very dry conditions have helped fuel blazes weeks earlier than usual.

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Could Urban Trees Become A Source Of Lumber?

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

Logging trees for lumber happens all the time in Northwest forests. Meanwhile, the trees we cut down in cities are usually chopped up for firewood or mulch. A new movement aims to change that.

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Public Input To End On Timber Sale Near Oregon Gulch Fire

OPB | June 25, 2015 11:01 a.m. | Portland

The public comment period for the New Hayden Fox vegetation treatment project ends Friday.

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Buckskin Fire Nearly 50 Percent Contained

AP | June 23, 2015 9:32 a.m. | Cave Junction, Oregon

A wildfire scorching a remote part of southwestern Oregon has grown to 5,000 acres, but containment improved to almost 50 percent.

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Firefighters Contain 30 Percent Of Buckskin Fire

OPB | June 22, 2015 12:45 p.m. | Bend, Oregon

Fire crews are making progress containing the Buckskin wildfire in Southwest Oregon. The fire has been burning for more than a week near Cave Junction and O'Brien.

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Oregon Environmentalists Use Google Trekker To Track Down Conservation Support

OPB/EarthFix | June 17, 2015 9:30 p.m. | Ruch, Oregon

An  Oregon conservation group is hoping to use a new technology to inspire more people to visit and protect public lands.     

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Burn Ban Starts Wednesday For Washington State Lands East Of Cascades

AP | June 16, 2015 3:45 p.m. | Olympia, Washington

Washington state officials have announced a burn ban for state-protected lands east of the Cascade Mountains.

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Court Throws Out Timber Company Suit In BLM Logging Case

Oregon Coast Today | June 12, 2015 5:37 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon

The ruling says timber companies did not prove they had been harmed by lack of timber sales on O&C Lands in Western Oregon.

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Where Things Stand For Northwest Forests Under The Clinton Plan

OPB/EarthFix | June 9, 2015 4:45 p.m.

A Q&A on federal officials' latest assessment of the Northwest Forest Plan, which covers more than 2 million acres of federal land in Washington, Oregon and California.

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Loggers To Begin Salvaging Trees Burned In Baily Butte Fire

AP | June 4, 2015 11:11 a.m.

A logging company will soon salvage lumber that was burned in last year's Baily Butte Fire at Ochoco National Forest.