The governor’s order authorizes the state fire marshal to send structural firefighters and equipment to assist local departments.
State Forester Aaron Everett says this year’s scorched acreage is about six times the five-ye
Environmentalistis are seeking an injunction against salvage logging of burned trees in Southern Ore
Two Southwest Washington counties received compensation for restrictions imposed by the Endangered Species Act, but the compensation fund is exhausted and counties say they still need help.
The issue was raised by a 2011 study that found temperatures increasing in some salmon streams.
State wildfire costs exceeded the $20 million deductible last July, and spending is now two-thirds of the way through the $25 million Lloyd’s of London insurance policy.
The Department of Forestry is recommending the board go forward with analyzing the different logging prescriptions that would be needed to meet the cool water protection standards for small- and medium-sized streams with salmon, steelhead and bull trout,...
In addition to the weekly tour, which Starker Forests operates from mid-June to mid-September, the company provides special tours for elementary school classes and other interested groups on other days of the week.
The highly awaited decision released Wednesday will allow logging on 52 square miles of forests blackened in the Rim Fire, which burned 400 square miles of the Stanislaus National Forest, Yosemite National Park’s backcountry and private timber...