News | Environment | localDaily 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.
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.
News | Environment | Forestry | localCapital 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.
Bald eagles were removed from the Oregon endangered species list in 2012. New logging rules would relax protections for the raptors.
News | Land use | Environment | Fish & Wildlife | localOPB | 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.
Land use | Agriculture | News | Economy | local | EnvironmentCapital 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.
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 LoudOPB | 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.
Nation | Fish & Wildlife | Education | News | Communities | Environment | Think Out LoudOPB | 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.
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.
Federal agencies are developing a new scientific baseline that will inform an upcoming revision to the Northwest Forest Plan.
Forestry | NW Life | News | History | Technology | Environment | Battle ReadyOPB/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.'
News | Environment | Forestry | Business | localCapital 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.
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.
Oregon is taking steps to increase stream protections on private forest lands.
News | Environment | localOPB | 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.
Flora and Fauna | Forestry | Climate change | Land | Fish & Wildlife | Water | Communities | EnvironmentOPB/EarthFix | Aug. 9, 2016 4:15 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon
The plans will govern how some Oregon forests are managed for the coming decades.
The Bureau of Land Management plans will govern more than 2 million acres of forestland. Timber groups and environmentalists are expressing disappointment.
News | Environment | Forestry | localThe 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.