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.
The state of Oregon has budgeted $50 million annually to pay for fighting wildfires and has insuranc
The lightning-caused Canyon-Creek Complex of fires south of John Day, Ore., has burned about 109 squ
The tragedy has cast a pall in Washington state and brought to 13 the number of firefighters killed
The succession of intense fire seasons that tax firefighting resources shows the need for continuing to thin forests, Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell says.
The Washington Department of Natural Resources is shutting down all industrial forest activity in Eastern Washington due to fire danger.
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...
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.
The 140-square-mile forest once produced $8 million a year for the Common School Fund.