Forestry | Environment

To Save the Forest, Don't Cut the First Tree: Study

KUOW/EarthFix | July 21, 2017 5:30 p.m.

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.

Land use | Nation | local | News | Forestry | Business | Environment

Contract Dispute Grounds Converted 747 As Wildfires Rage Across The West

AP | July 16, 2017 10:14 a.m. | Boise

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.

Land use | Communities | Forestry | Environment

Legislation To Provide Land Base For Western Oregon Tribes Passes House

OPB/EarthFix | July 13, 2017 2:45 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon

Legislation would convey 32,000 acres of federal land to two tribes and provide forest management authority to a third.

local | News | Forestry | Land | Environment

Wildfire Near Summer Lake, Oregon, Winding Down

OPB | July 13, 2017 9:44 a.m.

It's still one of 119 active wildfires burning 1.1 million acres across the country.

NW Life | Science | History | local | Forestry | Environment

The Biscuit Fire: 15 Years After Oregon's Largest Wildfire

OPB | July 12, 2017 2:03 p.m.

The Biscuit Fire burned nearly half a million acres in 2002, presenting complex questions about fire management.

local | News | Forestry | Environment

Study: Slow-Growing Pine Trees Better Withstand Bark Beetles

KUOW/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.

News | Forestry

Judge: Federal Laws Don’t Shield Oregon From Timber Lawsuit

Capital Press | June 9, 2017 10:10 a.m.

Federal environmental laws don’t shield the State of Oregon from a $1.4 billion lawsuit that alleges insufficient logging.

NW Life | Nation | News | Forestry

Central Oregon Firefighters Battle Fire Near Tumalo Falls Trailhead

OPB | May 27, 2017 10:33 a.m.

The Cougar Butte fire started burning Friday afternoon.

Fish & Wildlife | Forestry | Land | Environment

Timber Company, Tribe Left With Little After Vote To Cancel Elliott State Forest Sale

OPB/EarthFix | May 10, 2017 4:15 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon

The only parties to offer a bid for the Elliott say they are frustrated and disappointed with the outcome.

Forestry | Environment

Oregon Officials Vote Down Plan To Sell Elliott State Forest

OPB/EarthFix | May 9, 2017 2:30 p.m. | Salem, Oregon

Oregon’s State Land Board voted unanimously Tuesday to cancel the sale of the Elliott State Forest near the southern coast.


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