Science | Environment | Flora and Fauna | Forestry | NewsKUOW/EarthFix | July 27, 2017 5:30 p.m. | Seattle
Sword ferns have been dying in huge numbers in forests around Puget Sound. The problem is spreading and scientists are scrambling to figure out what’s killing the centuries-old plants.
Researchers at Oregon State wanted to know which is worse--chopping down an acre in a forest that’s already been disturbed or in a forest previously untouched by humans. The answer surprised them.
The company operating one of the largest firefighting tankers in the U.S. says the Forest Service is seeking to keep the plane grounded by limiting the amount of fire suppressant firefighting aircraft can carry.
Legislation would convey 32,000 acres of federal land to two tribes and provide forest management authority to a third.
local | Environment | Forestry | NewsKUOW/EarthFix | June 27, 2017 3:11 p.m.
Land managers in the West have been struggling to deal with bark beetle outbreaks, but now they can prepare for future outbreaks by changing up what kind of trees they plant.
Federal environmental laws don’t shield the State of Oregon from a $1.4 billion lawsuit that alleges insufficient logging.
The Cougar Butte fire started burning Friday afternoon.