Mt. Bachelor resort to keep new ski pass despite equity concerns
The operator of Mt. Bachelor will keep in place a new ski pass that allows people who pay more to bypass most chairlift lines despite a request from Sen. Ron Wyden to scrap the plan. Wyden argued the pass creates accessibility inequality to the resort, which is on public lands.
More national forest logging expected from last-minute environmental rule change
The Trump administration's change to the bedrock National Environmental Policy Act gives authority to bypass public review and notification steps. It could open up vast stretches of national forests to increased logging in Oregon, Washington and beyond.
Court: Oregon Should Not Have Sold Elliott State Forest Land
The Oregon Court of Appeals says the 2014 public land sale violated state law.
Study: Wildfires Burn More Severely On Private Timber Plantations Than Public Forests
New research sheds light on what drives fire severity in the Pacific Northwest.
Report: Zinke Recommends Reducing Cascade-Siskiyou Monument
Early reports suggest the Oregon national monument is one of three nationally pegged for reduction
Hunters And Anglers Cross Political Lines To Fight For Public Lands
Hunting and fishing groups are standing shoulder to shoulder with environmentalists to fight back against what they see as threats to public lands.
Oregon Secretary Of State Criticizes Governor For Reversal On Elliott State Forest Sale
The newly elected Oregon Secretary of State Dennis Richardson gave his first political speech to a Republican group since taking office — and he targeted Democratic Gov. Kate Brown.
Looking Back: The Northwest Forest Plan's New Conservation Paradigm
The landmark plan was meant to end the Timber Wars in the Northwest. It signaled a historic shift in how public lands were managed – by maintaining biodiversity instead of keeping timber production high.