The Trump administration is proposing to define what land and water can be declared as “habitat” for imperiled plants and animals _ potentially excluding areas that species could use in the future
July 31, 2020
Five timber companies have agreed to change some logging practices to protect fisher habitat.
Oct. 29, 2019
One bill would ban aerial pesticide spraying on state lands. The other would improve notification of when sprays would happen.
April 3, 2019
Oregon lawmakers say they've revived funding for an expired federal aid program that provided money to rural counties whose economies relied heavily on federal timber harvesting.
March 22, 2018
Crook County’s plan is part of a recent movement in rural counties to resurrect an obscure federal policy and have more weight in federal lands management.
Nov. 7, 2017
Longtime logging competitors meet up once again on the Fourth of July for the Estacada Timber Festival.
July 5, 2017
A long-standing trade dispute between the U.S. and Canada over softwood lumber is heating up again.
March 6, 2017
Crook County leaders voted 2-1 to reject the natural resource plan submitted by a local political action committee.
Aug. 30, 2016
Before the great recession, Oregon was producing about 4 billion board feet of lumber a year. That dropped after the recession as people stopped building houses.
July 25, 2016
We'll discuss the plan currently under revision for the Malheur, Umatilla, and Wallowa–Whitman National Forests. It describes the social, economic, and ecological goals of the National Forest Service for public lands in Eastern Oregon.
March 30, 2016