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Oregon's New Timber Unity Group Seeks To Recall Coastal Democrat

In a filing this week, the group accuses Rep. Tiffiny Mitchell, D-Astoria, of supporting policies that would kill jobs in her coastal district. 

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Environmental Scrutiny Could Be Reduced For Projects On Public Forests

The new rules would streamline the approval process for forest projects that are "essentially similar" to others that have already been analyzed under federal environmental law.

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Oregon Judge Dings Wildlife Commission For Changing Direction On Murrelet Protections

A judge in Lane County rules the Fish and Wildlife Commission's vote to deny an endangered species status for the marbled murrelet violated state law.

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Roseburg Forest Products Announces Layoffs In Douglas County

The company announced that it is laying off approximately 90 employees. It offered other jobs to about 50 of those affected employees. 

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Change To Oregon Smoke Rules Seeing Early Results For Prescribed Burns

We’re not getting nearly enough prescribed fire on the ground to restore forests and manage the risk of severe wildfire. Oregon's new smoke rules are intended to change that trend.

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Who's Following The Forest Practices Act? Oregon Can't Say For Sure.

Oregon spent five years and close to a million dollars to find out how many people and companies follow state logging rules — and came away with an answer that’s being called essentially worthless.

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Public Asked To Weigh In On OSU's Plan To Use Elliott State Forest For Research

Oregon State University is developing a report outlining how it could take ownership of the timberland near Coos Bay and turn it into a research forest.

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Not Enough Is Known About Smoke's Effect On Wildland Firefighters' Health

Wildland firefighters endure smoky conditions rarely experienced in communities. It’s an occupational hazard that scientists and fire agencies are just beginning to understand.

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Trump Administration To Close 2 Northwest Forest Service Job Training Centers

The Trump administration announced Friday it will close two U.S. Forest Service job training centers in Oregon and Washington. The centers provide vocational training to low-income youth.

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Increased Protections Sought For Coho Salmon In Oregon Coastal Rivers

Twenty environmental groups are calling on Oregon to protect imperiled coho salmon with more restrictions on logging and roadbuilding in coastal forests.