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Oregon Drops Several Defenses In $1.4 Billion Timber Lawsuit

Capital Press | April 21, 2017 2:21 p.m.

Last year, Linn County filed a lawsuit accusing Oregon of violating contracts with 15 counties by reducing logging on about 650,000 acres of forestland the counties had donated to the state.

Forestry | Fish & Wildlife | Environment

As Bald Eagles Recover, Oregon Proposes To Dial Back Protections

OPB/EarthFix | April 19, 2017 6:45 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon

Bald eagles were removed from the Oregon endangered species list in 2012. New logging rules would relax protections for the raptors.

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Court Tells USFWS To Reconsider Protections For Coastal Martens

OPB/EarthFix | March 28, 2017 6 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon

A federal court says a decision not to list the rare coastal marten must be reexamined.

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Once-Secret Grove Of Gigantic Redwoods ‘Starting To Look Like Freeway System’

Statesman Journal | Feb. 24, 2017 12:30 p.m.

A once-hidden hidden grove of redwood trees at a state park just south of the California-Oregon border has become the park's worst-kept secret.

Forestry | Environment

Controversial Sale Of A State Forest In Oregon Moves Forward After Land Board Vote

OPB/EarthFix | Feb. 14, 2017 2:30 p.m. | Salem, Oregon

Two new members of Oregon’s State Land Board voted Tuesday to move forward with the controversial sale of the Elliott State Forest despite opposition from Gov. Kate Brown.

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5 Things To Know About the Latest Plans For The Elliott State Forest

OPB/EarthFix | Feb. 13, 2017 4:30 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon

The State Land Board is consider new approaches to keep the Elliott State Forest under public ownership without continuing to lose money. 

Forestry | Environment

Gov. Brown Announces New Plan To Keep Elliott State Forest

OPB/EarthFix | Feb. 10, 2017 3:15 p.m.

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown announced a new plan Friday that would keep the Elliott State Forest in public ownership by borrowing money on the bond market.

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Oregon Counties Face 90 Percent Cut In Timber Money

Statesman Journal | Jan. 27, 2017 7:58 a.m.

A Forest Service program that pumped millions of dollars into rural communities has expired and with it the advent of sharply reduced revenue sharing timber harvest payments for more than 700 counties and 4,000 school districts.

Fish & Wildlife | Agriculture | Forestry | Flora and Fauna | Environment

Invasive Species Add Up To Big Losses For Washington

KUOW/EarthFix | Jan. 17, 2017 5:45 p.m. | Seattle

A new study finds invasive species could cost the state of Washington $1.3 billion a year if left unchecked.

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What's In Store For Public Lands Under President Trump?

Northwest News Network | Jan. 16, 2017 10:45 a.m.

Donald Trump will be sworn in as the nation's 45th president on Friday. One issue rural America is looking for answers on during this transition of power is public lands.


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