Environmental groups took a formal step Monday to increase protections for the Siskiyou Mountains salamander in an area targeted for increased logging.
Astoria attorney Blair Henningsgaard has been hired to represent the Port of Astoria, Seaside School District and Jewell School District in the $1.4 billion breach of contract timber lawsuit filed by Linn County against the state.
The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission voted 4-2 Friday to elevate the marbled murrelet, a seabird that nests in older coastal forests, from a "threatened" species to "endangered."
Dozens of local activists assailed Lane County's commissioners, accusing county officials of pulling an initiative to ban aerial herbicide spraying off next May's election ballot.
New research shows that old-growth forests can slow declines of nearby songbird populations.