Environment | News | Land | Communities | Recreation | Forestry | Economy | Fish & WildlifeOPB | April 24, 2015 2:15 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon
A federal lands agency releases several versions of its latest plan for opening up logging on some of Oregon's public forestland.
The state of Oregon has decided to continue buying insurance against the cost of fighting wildfires, even though it comes at a much higher premium and deductible.
The Washington state Department of Natural Resources is buying more than 1,700 acres of forest land north of the Quinault Indian Reservation to become part of the Olympic State Experimental Forest.
Environment | Flora and Fauna | Water | Land | Communities | Forestry | Fish & WildlifeOPB | April 6, 2015 1 a.m. | Ashland, Oregon
The landmark plan was meant to end the Timber Wars in the Northwest. It signaled a historic shift in how public lands were managed – by maintaining biodiversity instead of keeping timber production high.
Federal forest managers have agreed to take another look at a timber sale outside Springfield after conservation groups complained that it amounts to a huge clearcut.
A proposal to ban motor vehicles on some roads and trails on the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest will be delayed until the Forest Service completes new management plans for the three national forests in northeastern Oregon.
Environment | Flora and Fauna | Water | Climate change | Land | Communities | Land use | Forestry | Fish & WildlifeOPB | March 13, 2015 4:15 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon
The Northwest Forest Plan is now 20 years old and due for an update, which will have environmental and economic reverberations for decades to come.
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.