Four environmental groups threatening to sue federal agencies over a new forest treatment plan
A proposed lawsuit from Cascadia Wildlands, Center for Biological Diversity, Klamath-Siskiyou Wildlands Center and Western Environmental Law Center seeks to protect the marbled murrelet and coastal marten, which are both threatened under the Endangered Species Act.
New BLM plan promises to speed up forest projects, but some activists want more public input
A new forest management plan from the Bureau of Land Management in Medford will help speed up proposed projects. But local activists fear the plan could hurt forests and endangered species.
Newberg school board officially approves policy banning political symbols
The policy is broad enough to include bans on specific symbols and signs, such as support for Black Lives Matter or LGBTQ pride.
Plan released to reduce massive wildfires in US West
U.S. officials on Friday released an overarching plan for removing or changing vegetation over a huge swath of the U.S. West to stop devastating wildfires on land used for cattle ranching, recreation and habitat for imperiled sage grouse.
Trump Administration Accused Of Ignoring Public Input Through Its Revamp Of Lands Councils
The changes to the rural advisory councils in Oregon and other western states are part of a shift in public lands philosophy and policy by the Trump administration.
Lawsuits Target Controversial Forest Plan For Western Oregon
The plans will govern how some Oregon forests are managed for the coming decades.
BLM Plans For Western Oregon Forests Finalized
The Bureau of Land Management plans will govern more than 2 million acres of forestland. Timber groups and environmentalists are expressing disappointment.
New Western Oregon Plan Sets Path Forward For Contested Forestland
Counties have already disparaged the plan for not generating enough timber revenue.
Painted Hills Wilderness Proposed For Eastern Oregon
Newly introduced legislation promises economic development in Wheeler County and increased habitat protections for the recreation destination.
Oregon's Logging Debate Gets A Reset With Latest Plan For Public Forests
A federal lands agency releases several versions of its latest plan for opening up logging on some of Oregon's public forestland.