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Budget meter is running for Oregon wildfire costs
Budget meter is running for Oregon wildfire costs
The state of Oregon has budgeted $50 million annually to pay for fighting wildfires and has insurance to cover expenses above that.

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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.
Board to vote on proposal to seek buyer for state forest
The Elliott State Forest once produced $8 million a year but lately has been running $1 million a year in the red.
Grant supports UI logger safety research
Researchers will use GPS technology to help keep loggers safe on the job.
Survey shows budworm outbreak in Caribou-Targhee Forest
This year’s budworm attack has affected primarily Douglas fir and subalpine fir trees located in eastern Idaho counties.
Idaho endowment lands produce a record $124 million
The biggest money producer from state lands was timber, which generated $68.2 million on the sale of 277 million board feet.
SPI mostly unscathed as wildfires rip through forest land, budgets
SPI mostly unscathed as wildfires rip through forest land, budgets
Sierra Pacific Industries has so far lost less than 1,000 acres to wildfires burning forest lands throughout California. This year so far marks a bit of a reprieve for the company after it lost major swaths of land to fires in 2012 and 2013.