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Officials: Blue Creek Wildfire About 50 Percent Contained

AP | July 27, 2015 9:32 a.m. | Walla Walla, Washington

The blaze has destroyed one home and threatened dozens of others. It's burning grass, brush and timber on state-protected private land.

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Study Finds Beetle-Kill Forests No More Likely To Burn

OPB | July 26, 2015 3:30 p.m. | Bend, Oregon

Northwest forests that have significant damage from insects might seem more prone to wildfires, but a new study from Oregon State University shows that's not necessarily the case.

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Forestry Board Weighs Bigger Logging Buffers To Cool Streams

AP | July 21, 2015 12:05 p.m.

The Oregon Board of Forestry is considering how much to increase the number of trees that must be left standing along small and medium streams on private timberlands to shade the water and keep it cool for salmon.

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Burning Olympic Rainforest Poses Firefighting Challenge

KUOW/EarthFix | July 19, 2015 3 p.m. | Port Angeles, Wash.

The Northwest’s historic drought has brought wildfire to a rainforest in Washington’s Olympic National Park, where dry, hot weather could allow the fire to burn until the fall rains.

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Oregon Timber Harvest Again Tops 4 Billion Board Feet

AP | July 15, 2015 10:51 a.m. | PORTLAND, Ore.

Oregon's timber harvest topped 4 billion board feet for the second consecutive year.

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Bill Would Fix Wildfire Funding Problem And Increase Logging

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

The U.S. House passes legislation that would make it easier to push through logging projects on federal lands. 

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Timber Manufacturing To Increase In Pacific Northwest

OPB | July 8, 2015 1:57 p.m.

Oregon and southwest Washington make up one of 12 new regions accepted into a federal effort to increase domestic manufacturing.

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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.