A lawsuit by 17 Oregon counties is challenging the expansion of the Cascade-Siskiyou national monument.
Foresters say Colorado's beetle-infested forests have about 834 million standing dead trees, threatening to worsen wildfires and degrade vital water supplies that flow from forested mountains
A task force set up by Gov. Jerry Brown is seeking solutions as drought, pests and other factors have killed 102 million trees in California forests since 2010.
A panel of climate change experts has urged Oregon lawmakers to delay forest policy decisions until more is known about offsetting emissions.
Inslee on forests: too much fire suppression and climate change
The audit done every four years started in 1984 when officials found a compliance rate of 82 percent. Compliance has been above 90 percent in every audit since.