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What's Up With All The Dead Trees?

Jefferson Public Radio | Sept. 16, 2016 1:30 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon

Gaze across the mountains of the Northwest these days and you may notice an unusual number of dead trees scattered among the green ones. Research suggests the drought-related damage is being compounded by climate change.

Land | Sustainability | Environment | Forestry | Technology

Tree-Planting Robots Could Save Northwest Forests

Crosscut | Sept. 14, 2016 1:30 p.m. | Seattle

A Seattle and Beaverton, Oregon-based startup is developing drones for planting and monitoring trees on a large scale. The company says it uses “precision forestry” to keep our lands green.

Forestry | Fish & Wildlife | Land use | Environment | Climate change | Water

Protecting Steamboat's Cold Waters For Summer Steelhead

OPB/EarthFix | Aug. 26, 2016 10:45 a.m. | Steamboat, Oregon

Steamboat Creek supports one of the last runs of wild summer steelhead in the Northwest.  Fishermen and conservationists want to keep it that way.

NW Life | Forestry | Nation | Land use | Environment | News

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.

Environment | Forestry

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.

Environment | Communities | Forestry

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.

Environment | Climate change | Forestry

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.