US plans new forest protections, identifies old-growth inventory in Oregon and other states
The Biden administration has identified more than 175,000 square miles of old growth and mature forests on U.S. government lands.
New BLM forest plan in Southern Oregon speeds up wildfire prevention. But it has its critics
A major forest management project in Southern Oregon has been approved using a new model from the federal Bureau of Land Management.
A Southern Oregon conservationist’s wishlist for better collaboration with the BLM
Some environmental groups in Southern Oregon are frustrated with the Bureau of Land Management. They say the agency is hiding commercial logging under the guise of forest resilience projects.
Oregon officials say this year they’re so far reining in wildfires much quicker than previous years
As of Monday, crews with the Oregon Department of Forestry have suppressed 418 fires, burning a total of 582 acres in ODF districts. This contrasts with a ten-year average at this point in the fire season of 590 fires and over 56-thousand acres scorched.
Wildfire risk maps spark concerns about home insurance during public hearing
Many Southern Oregon residents were frustrated with state officials during a public hearing last week over the state’s new wildfire risk map.
Biden will order study of old-growth forests in Earth Day executive action
America's oldest trees store vast amounts of carbon. Counting them is the first step to preserving them, says the Biden administration.
Oregon’s wildfire risk map is due soon. But first, the public has a chance to weigh in
A new set of rules will guide a statewide process of identifying high fire risk areas and mapping the level of risk on every tax lot in Oregon.
For these interns, working in Oregon wilderness pays in money and breathtaking views
Wilderness Conservation Corps internships offer young people the chance to transform trails and themselves while earning some money for college.
Oregon to receive $262 million in wildfire recovery funding for federal forests
The U.S. Forest Service in Oregon will be getting more than $262 million in federal disaster funding to help with wildfire recovery.
Legislative session may finally yield a solution for Oregon’s Elliott State Forest
A bill before the Oregon Legislature would set in motion a plan to create an Elliott State Research Forest that would preserve the oldest trees and protect vulnerable species while allowing some logging.