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Canadian official urges veto of California forest products bill
Canadian official urges veto of California forest products bill
Canada's consul general in San Francisco is urging Gov. Jerry Brown to veto a bill that would set preferences for wood products that meet California's environmental standards when the wood is being procured for a state project.
Oregon timber harvest again tops 4 billion board feet
Douglas County, in the southwestern part of the state, replaced neighboring Lane County as the state’s top producer in timber volume. Both topped more than 600 million board feet.
Judge halts Idaho logging project amid road dispute
The lawsuit seeks to reverse the determination by District Ranger Joe Hudson that Forest Road 652 is public. If it’s not public, that means the Department of Lands would have to obtain a special use permit from the Forest Service.
Forest groups pick SW Washington tree growers for annual honor
Forest groups pick SW Washington tree growers for annual honor
Greg and Sue Pattillo of Raymond, Wash., have been named Washington State Tree Farmers of the year by two associations of forest landowners.
Federal judge halts state logging project amid road dispute
The granted a temporary restraining order requested by property owners and an environmental group.
Firefighting planes briefly grounded by drone over wildfire
It was the fourth time in the last month that a drone disrupted efforts to suppress a California wildfire.