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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.

Forestry | Fish & Wildlife | Environment

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.

Forestry | Fish & Wildlife | Environment | Land

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 | Nation | Think Out Loud

TriMet Fare Evaders | Kennewick Man | Logging Under Trump | Russian Doping

OPB | Jan. 5, 2017 noon

A change in the way TriMet fare evaders are prosecuted, an overview of the history of Kennewick man, a guess on what the Trump administration might mean for logging in Oregon and a look at the doping scandal in Russian sports.

News | Communities | Fish & Wildlife | Education | Nation | Environment | 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.

Water | Forestry | Fish & Wildlife | Environment

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.

Fish & Wildlife | Forestry | Environment | 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. 

Technology | News | History | NW Life | Forestry | Environment | Battle Ready

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.

Forestry | Environment

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.

Fish & Wildlife | Forestry | Environment | 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.

Communities | Fish & Wildlife | Forestry | Flora and Fauna | Climate change | Environment | Water | Land

Lawsuits Target Controversial Forest Plan For Western Oregon

OPB/EarthFix | Aug. 9, 2016 4:15 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon

The plans will govern how some Oregon forests are managed for the coming decades.

Land | Fish & Wildlife | Communities | Water | Flora and Fauna | Climate change | Environment

BLM Plans For Western Oregon Forests Finalized

OPB/EarthFix | Aug. 5, 2016 4 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon

The Bureau of Land Management plans will govern more than 2 million acres of forestland. Timber groups and environmentalists are expressing disappointment.

Forestry | News | local | Environment

West Oregon Mill On 'Red Alert' After Alleged Log-Spiking

The Register-Guard | July 5, 2016 2:50 p.m. | Noti, Oregon

An environmentalist group allegedly placed metal spikes in old-growth logs in June — a dangerous practice used in hopes of keeping trees standing.

Fish & Wildlife | Environment | Communities | Land

Diverse Groups Challenge Western Oregon Forest Plan

OPB/EarthFix | May 16, 2016 3:45 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon

Timber, environmental, local government and tribal groups are complaining land managers aren’t doing enough to protect their interests. 

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Blue Mountains Forest Plan

OPB | April 7, 2016 noon

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.