Gov. John Kitzhaber sees Sen. Ron Wyden's timber bill as a step toward building a bridge to a means of increasing logging on federal land in western Oregon.
Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden will announce his version of legislation aimed at easing the financial crisis gripping many rural counties. Though it would increase logging on federal land, it falls short of the amount needed to pull the counties out of the economic doldrums.
University of Idaho researchers are part of an effort led by Colorado State University to turn insect-killed trees into biofuel to be blended with gasoline.
State forestry managers in Oregon are going to the legislature seeking money in the wake of the most expensive wildfire season on record.