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Juniper mill illustrates ‘new natural resource economy’
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Juniper mill illustrates ‘new natural resource economy’
A University of Oregon study aims to support the new ways businesses are utilizing natural resources in rural Eastern Oregon.

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Oregon wood products companies eager to see wildfires end
Eugene and surrounding area wood products companies are tallying the damage as Oregon wildfire season dwindles
Forest Service spends record $2B battling forest fires
Wildfires have ravaged the West this summer with 64 large fires burning across 10 states as of Thursday.
West’s wildfires spark calls to thin tree-choked forests
The destruction has triggered a push to reassess how lands should be managed to prevent severe wildfires.
New wood products may impact forest management, wildfires
New wood products may impact forest management, wildfires
Advanced wood product technology may provide a market for material now going up in smoke.
Zinke directs more aggressive approach to prevent wildfires
The Forest Service and Interior Department have spent more $2.1 billion so far this year fighting fires.
Web blight emerges as concern in Christmas trees
Web blight emerges as concern in Christmas trees
The disease has been a sporadic, but relatively minor problem in Christmas trees since it was first identified in the Northwest in the late 1990s.
Comments sought on order protecting Michigan walnut trees
The quarantine generally prohibits shipment of walnut nursery stock, certain timber products and hardwood firewood into Michigan from infested states.
Amid raging wildfires, fire management practices criticized
Amid raging wildfires, fire management practices criticized
Intense wildfires plaguing much of the West have rekindled controversy over logging restrictions and fire management practices that critics say have created explosive fire seasons
West had a snowy winter, so why the fiery summer?
West had a snowy winter, so why the fiery summer?
Hotter and drier weather is a symptom of human-caused climate change, a University of Michigan expert says.
Billions of dead trees force fire crews to shift tactics
Billions of dead trees force fire crews to shift tactics
No one disputes that dead trees — snags, in firefighter parlance — present an unpredictable threat, prone to blowing over onto people or getting knocked down by other falling trees.

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