Legislative proposals are rising from the ashes of Washington's record-smashing fire season, but executing even minor polices will require new government spending.
Clearing fuels from forest floors can improve tree health and slow the spread of wildfire, but managers must also factor in projects' impacts on species that prefer a dense forest for habitat, University of California scientists conclude in a report.
Sierra Pacific Industries announced it is closing its 55-year-old sawmill in Arcata, Calif., because of a decrease in timber harvests in the area and a tight lumber market.
The new rules were approved by the board in November and extend no-cut buffers from 20 feet to 120 feet to ensure that streams meet water-quality standards.
AgriNorthwest has entered into an agreement to buy the Boardman Tree Farm.