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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.

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New Technology Will Help Northwest Forest Managers Assess Wildfire Danger

The new system is being adopted by a limited number of fire agencies and national forests in time for fire season.

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Federal Judge Upholds Expansion Of The Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument

A federal judge says when Barack Obama was president, he had the authority to pull designated timber production lands into the monument near Ashland.

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Oregon Aerial Pesticide Bills Get Hearings In Salem

One bill would ban aerial pesticide spraying on state lands. The other would improve notification of when sprays would happen. 

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Oregon Herbicide Ban Slowed By Chemical Company Appeal

Dead pines nears Sisters set off a state investigation and a proposed ban, but chemical giant Bayer claims this unfairly singles out its product.