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Oregon Considering Added Protections For Reclusive Coastal Seabird

OPB/EarthFix | Oct. 2, 2017 3:46 p.m.

The marbled murrelet has been at the center of a conservation fight on the Oregon coast for decades.

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Are Environmentalists To Blame For All These Fires?

Jefferson Public Radio | Sept. 14, 2017 5:15 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon

Conservatives are arguing that if loggers had been allowed to cut more trees, we wouldn’t be having all these fires. But scientists say it's not that simple.

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Conservation Groups Raise Gorge Salvage Logging Concerns

NWPR/EarthFix | Sept. 12, 2017 4:15 p.m.

Fires are still burning across the Northwest. But people are already thinking about what's next, renewing debate of a controversial logging practice.

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The Estacada Timber Festival Brings Out Local Competition

OPB | July 4, 2017 5:36 p.m. | Estacada, Oregon

Longtime logging competitors meet up once again on the Fourth of July for the Estacada Timber Festival.

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Oregon Judge Rules Counties Cannot Sue State For Money

Daily Astorian | June 24, 2017 9:59 a.m.

A judge has ruled that counties can’t sue the state for financial damages, potentially undermining a $1.4 billion class action lawsuit over state logging practices.

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Oregon Timber Counties Struggle To Fund Basic Services As Federal Support Dries Up

AP | May 9, 2017 7:25 a.m. | Roseburg, Oregon

Nearly 30 years after environmental protections slashed logging in federal forests, Oregon counties that thrived on timber revenues for decades are struggling to provide basic services.

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Oregon Drops Several Defenses In $1.4 Billion Timber Lawsuit

Capital Press | April 21, 2017 2:21 p.m.

Last year, Linn County filed a lawsuit accusing Oregon of violating contracts with 15 counties by reducing logging on about 650,000 acres of forestland the counties had donated to the state.

Environment | Forestry | Fish & Wildlife

As Bald Eagles Recover, Oregon Proposes To Dial Back Protections

OPB/EarthFix | April 19, 2017 6:45 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon

Bald eagles were removed from the Oregon endangered species list in 2012. New logging rules would relax protections for the raptors.

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Environmental Groups Threaten Lawsuit Over Oregon Logging Practices

OPB | April 6, 2017 12:54 p.m. | Portland

Fishing and conservation groups are threatening to sue the Oregon Department of Forestry, alleging it has failed to reform logging practices in the Tillamook and Clatsop state forests.

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Ranchers And Loggers Dismayed At Cascade-Siskiyou Monument Expansion

Capital Press | April 4, 2017 3:21 p.m. | Eagle Point, Oregon

With the federal government nearly doubling the monument's size, the ranching and timber industries in southern Oregon are bracing for the worst.

Environment | Land | Forestry | Fish & Wildlife

5 Things To Know About the Latest Plans For The Elliott State Forest

OPB/EarthFix | Feb. 13, 2017 4:30 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon

The State Land Board is consider new approaches to keep the Elliott State Forest under public ownership without continuing to lose money. 

News | local | Think Out Loud

News Roundtable Jan. 6 | Logging Under Trump Pt. 2 | What Cults Can Teach Us

OPB | Jan. 6, 2017 noon

Our news roundtable takes up some big stories of the week; we talk to a lumber company CEO about how Trump may affect his industry; and then we look at how cults can shed light on fake news and conspiracy theories.

News | Environment | Fish & Wildlife | Education | Communities | Nation | Think Out Loud

Tiny School | George And Hillary Atiyeh

OPB | Jan. 4, 2017 noon

We bring you a conversation with George Atiyeh. He’s the nephew of former Oregon governor Vic Atiyeh, and the single biggest reason that the Opal Creek Wilderness was created 20 years ago.

Environment | Water | Forestry | Fish & Wildlife

Oregon’s Updated Streamside Logging Rules Get A Chilly Response

OPB/EarthFix | Dec. 26, 2016 5 a.m. | Brookings, Oregon

Oregon once led the nation in stream protections, but not anymore.  And new rules proposed by the Board of Forestry won't change that any time soon.

Environment | Fish & Wildlife | Forestry | Communities | Flora and Fauna

Unpacking The Science Behind The Northwest Forest Plan

OPB/EarthFix | Dec. 6, 2016 4:15 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon

Federal agencies are developing a new scientific baseline that will inform an upcoming revision to the Northwest Forest Plan. 

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A War, The Chainsaw And The 2nd Great Cutting Of The Northwest

OPB/EarthFix | Dec. 1, 2016 noon

Winning World War II depended on raw materials. One such resource grew tall and green in the Pacific Northwest. From our series 'Battle Ready: The Military’s Environmental Legacy In The Northwest.'

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Groups Want To Block Logging On Former Elliott State Forest Land

Capital Press | Nov. 26, 2016 11:46 a.m.

Environmentalist groups want an injunction to stop logging on roughly 50 acres of private property that was once part of Oregon’s Elliott State Forest.

Environment | Forestry

Trump Victory Has Northwest Timber Towns Cheering

OPB | Nov. 16, 2016 5:15 p.m. | Riddle, Oregon

President-elect Donald Trump has promised to revive the flagging timber economy across the Northwest. That has towns in the Timber Belt cheering while environmental groups prepare for a fight.

Environment | Fish & Wildlife | Forestry | Communities

Proposed Logging Rule Change Aims To Protect Cold Water For Fish

OPB/EarthFix | Nov. 11, 2016 9:15 a.m. | Coos Bay, Oregon

Oregon is taking steps to increase stream protections on private forest lands.

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Crook County Rejects Controversial Natural Resources Plan

OPB | Aug. 30, 2016 12:41 p.m. | Prineville, Oregon

Crook County leaders voted 2-1 to reject the natural resource plan submitted by a local political action committee.