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Wyden seeks change in Forest Service wildfire budgeting
Wyden seeks change in Forest Service wildfire budgeting
A "terrible trifecta" of drought, heat and fuel build-up set the stage for the West's wildfires, Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden said. A change in the federal budget would provide funds for fighting fires without depleting the Forest Service's other functions.

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Wildfire season ‘new normal,’ Forest Service chief says; Brown sends in National Guard
Wildfire season ‘new normal,’ Forest Service chief says; Brown sends in National Guard
The succession of intense fire seasons that tax firefighting resources shows the need for continuing to thin forests, Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell says.
Timber execs agree with E. Washington logging shutdown due to fire danger
Timber execs agree with E. Washington logging shutdown due to fire danger
The Washington Department of Natural Resources is shutting down all industrial forest activity in Eastern Washington due to fire danger.
Ranchers, USDA spar over forest management
The National Cattlemen's Beef Association and Public Lands Council are accusing the federal government of making this year's wildfire season worse by mismanaging forests. A top federal official responds by urging support for a bipartisan bill that would...
BLM timber harvest plans displease Lane County commissioners
The Northwest Forest Plan never has yielded timber harvests of the size it promised, largely because of separate federal laws designed to protect threatened species.
State Land Board approves selling Elliott State Forest
The 140-square-mile forest once produced $8 million a year for the Common School Fund.