A wildfire, apparently ignited by an off-road motorcycle, burned 7,800 acres of grass and sagebrush northeast of Mattawa, Wash., on July 14. It scorched a few rows of a vineyard.

An environmentalist lawsuit aims to shut down a wildlife enhancement project in Idaho’s Caribou-Targhee National Forest because mechanized juniper removal would allegedly disturb sensitive habitat.


WASHINGTON, D.C. — Two representatives of Oregon’s #TimberUnity movement were at the White House Monday, where they had been invited to hear President Donald Trump deliver remarks on “America’…


BOISE, Idaho (AP) — State and federal officials have identified 6,700 square miles in Idaho to test a plan that allows state participation in federal timber sales to pay for restoration work o…


SALEM — Oregonians brought more than 2,000  trucks, tractors and other vehicles to the state Capitol this morning to protest climate bills and other legislation they say will threaten their li…


The state Department of Fish and Wildlife will buy another 5,088 acres of timber and grazing land in the Simcoe Mountains in south-central Washington for $3.35 million.

A thinning project in Oregon’s Mt. Hood National Forest can proceed while environmentalists try to convince a federal appeals court that old growth habitat would be logged unlawfully.

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SALEM, Ore. — A fleet of about three dozen logging trucks converged on the state fairgrounds at 8 a.m. Wednesday as part of a demonstration by dozens of loggers, millers, truckers and their fa…


Stimson Lumber Co. will lay off more than 60 employees at one of its Oregon sawmills amid rising production costs levied by the state, CEO Andrew Miller announced on May 31.


SILVERDALE, Wash. — About 80 million acres of national forests are ripe for burning up, so the U.S. Forest Service will have to be smart about picking which ones to thin, the agency’s chief, V…

SWEET HOME, Ore. — A new class of Oregon high school students recently completed the three-day Forestry Natural Resource Leader Wildfire School in Sweet Home.

PORTLAND — The U.S. Forest Service was recently joined by a timber company in defending the necessity of a 11,700-acre Oregon thinning project that environmentalists are seeking to block.

Georgia-Pacific Wood Products has announced it is closing its lumber mill in Coos Bay, Ore., laying off all 111 employees.


Late winter's big snowfalls provided much-needed moisture for Idaho's forests, says an expert.

Environmentalists and logging companies have both failed in their legal attacks against the federal government’s plans for managing 2.5 million acres of Western Oregon forestland.

ENTERPRISE, Ore. — Six Eastern Oregon counties signed a petition last week asking the U.S. Forest Service to waive the agency’s travel management planning process for the Wallowa-Whitman and M…

TILLAMOOK, Ore. — A Tillamook High School natural resources program is in the final  stages of completing a harvest and replanting project coordinated with ag and forestry industry partners in…


Congress passed a spending package on Feb. 14 to avert a second government shutdown, with Oregon Democratic Sen. Jeff Merkley and Republican Rep. Greg Walden pointing to key funding provisions…

The Lumberman of the Year award for 2018 has been posthumously awarded to Ted Freres, former president of plywood and veneer manufacturer Freres Lumber Co.


LEBANON, Ore. — A blast of intense heat escapes the Carbonator 500 as Anders Ragnarsson opens the combustion chamber, revealing leftover tree limbs, branches and woody debris from a recent tim…

Upcoming Washington State University Extension workshops will focus on forest health and wildlife.


Log and lumber prices aren’t expected to be as volatile in 2019 as last year, but experts still aren’t bullish about the timber industry’s economic outlook.


WASHINGTON, D.C. — Although he believes "We made some pretty good progress earlier this year," Rep. Greg Walden said he remains focused on efforts to reduce catastrophic forest fires and the r…


ROSEBURG, Ore. — Members of Communities for Healthy Forests said at a recent year-end meeting they are making progress in getting their message across to governmental agencies and the public r…

BILLINGS, Montana (AP) — Creating fire buffers between housing and dry brush, burying spark-prone power lines and lighting more controlled burns to keep vegetation in check could give people a…

The 2018 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree will be cut from the Willamette National Forest’s Sweet Home Ranger District on Friday, Nov. 2.