A lawsuit over thinning on Bureau of Land Managment land in Oregon has been rejected by a federal judge. At issue was the number of snags in the area.
A federal judge has ruled that some of the U.S. Forest Service's road closures in an Idaho national forest are in violation of environmental law.
Proposed legislation in Oregon would clarify what is considered primary processing of wood products. Opponents claim the bill will open the way for industrial uses on forest land.
Troy Hall is Oregon State University’s department of forest ecosystems and society’s new department head.