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Blue Mountains Forest Plan

OPB | April 07, 2016

We'll discuss the plan currently under revision for the Malheur, Umatilla, and Wallowa–Whitman National Forests. It describes the social, economic, and ecological goals of the National Forest Service for public lands in Eastern Oregon.

News Roundtable: Jan. 15, 2016 | 'Once They Were Hats'

OPB | Jan. 15, 2016

We talk with our rotating panel of news watchers about some of the big stories of the week, and then with the author of "Once They Were Hats," a new natural history of the beaver.

Environmental Update On Bees And Trees

OPB | July 30, 2014

WEDNESDAY: We'll talk with EarthFix reporters about banning bee-harming pesticides, a new controversial logging method, and more.

Environmental Update On Oil, Logging, Climate Change & More

OPB | Nov. 20, 2013

WEDNESDAY: Members of our Earthfix team update us about oil, logging, a recent climate change poll and more.

Increasing Penalties For Logging Protests

OPB | May 02, 2013

The Oregon House just passed two bills that would restrict protests that aim to block logging operations on state forest lands.

Environmental Update

OPB | March 25, 2013

We check in with Earthfix's Amelia Templeton about Supreme Court's ruling on northwest logging roads and a draft bill that would restore tribal lands in western Oregon.

Environmental Update

OPB | June 25, 2012

Will the Supreme Court take up the issue of whether or not logging roads should be subject to the Clean Water Act?

Environmental Update

OPB | Feb. 21, 2012

Two new bills were introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives which could increase the revenue some Northwest counties receive from federal forestland.

Timber Payments?

OPB | July 19, 2011

Timber payments are set to expire at the end of September — what's happening in Congress to come up with a solution?

Live from Enterprise: Logging

OPB | July 20, 2010

Where do economic and environmental sustainability meet in the woods?

The Reality of Reality TV

OPB | Feb. 05, 2010

Oregon's reality tv stars speak out about the reality of reality tv.

A Forest Agreement

OPB | Dec. 21, 2009

Are Eastern Oregon's timber wars over?

Obama Rolls Back Bush Logging Plan

OPB | July 17, 2009

What do you think of the Obama administration's roll-back of the WOPR?

Forest Values

OPB | June 02, 2009

What's the best way to assess the value of a forest?

To Burn or Not to Burn?

OPB | April 14, 2009

Should field burning be banned in Oregon?

Age Old Question

OPB | Nov. 17, 2008

How old is old growth?

Forests on a Diet

OPB | Aug. 11, 2008

Is thinning the panacea to forest ills?

What's an Uncut Forest Worth?

OPB | July 31, 2008

Oregon's standing forests and the global carbon market.

Life After Timber?

OPB | June 10, 2008

How are Oregon's rural counties coping with the possible loss of federal timber payments?

Spotty Recovery

OPB | June 02, 2008

What are the implications of a newly discovered threat to spotted owls?