Ashland May Redraw Fire Hazard Maps To Include Entire City

OPB | April 17, 2014 2:56 p.m.

Fire authorities in Ashland are recommending changes that would bring the entire city into what's known as a wildfire hazard zone. 

Fire Science Symposium Underway In Bend

OPB | April 07, 2014 3:50 p.m.

All this week in Bend, forest scientists and land managers are meeting at the Central Oregon Fire Science Symposium.

Winter Wildfires Wane Along Oregon Coast

OPB | Jan. 27, 2014 2:02 p.m.

Two wildfires burning along Oregon's coast range are expected to be contained by mid-week.  That's according to the Oregon Department of Forestry. 

Oregon Firewood Soon Has To Be Local Or Heat Treated

OPB | Dec. 20, 2013 12:01 p.m.

Oregonians now have a choice: buy local firewood, or to buy firewood that comes from elsewhere that's labelled pest-free.

Environmental Groups Abandon Wyden's Eastside Plan Following Changes

OPB | Dec. 19, 2013 4:05 p.m.

Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden's Eastside Forest Plan is now one step closer to passage. The bill was unanimously approved by the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, Thursday.

Development Near Public Forests More Than Doubles

OPB | Dec. 04, 2013 3:09 p.m.

Development near public forests in Oregon and Washington more than doubled over a thirty-year period.

Klamath Falls Herald And News: Suit Filed Over Logging Near Crater Lake

Herald and News | Dec. 04, 2013 1:06 a.m.

Two conservation groups are challenging a U.S. Forest Service timber sale outside Crater Lake National Park in an area the groups want to see protected as wilderness.

Roseburg News Review: BLM Sets Temporary Closure On Forestland

News-Review | Nov. 27, 2013 2:06 a.m.

The Bureau of Land Management plans to close to the public 2,167 acres of forest east of Myrtle Creek to minimize conflicts between contractors and timber sale protestors while the area is being logged.

Q&A: The Wyden O&C Plan

OPB | Nov. 26, 2013 4:02 p.m.

Finding the right mix of conservation and logging has been a tricky balancing act for Northwest politicians for many years.

Forest Service Announces Salvage Logging Plan Near Sisters

OPB | Nov. 21, 2013 4:50 p.m.

Starting Friday, contractors will be able to bid on more than 3 dozen parcels in the Deschutes National Forest as the U.S. Forest Service auctions off timber burned in the Pole Creek Fire. 

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