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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A group of retired foresters backed by the timber industry filed three initiative petitions this week looking to counter what they say are "radical anti-forestry ballot i…

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SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Chestnuts harvested from high branches on a chilly fall morning look typical: they're marble sized, russet colored and nestled in prickly burs. But many are like no other…

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BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A giant forest project in Idaho rejected by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is on again, and an environmental group says it violates the court's orders and will stop …

OSU celebrated the grand opening of the A.A. "Red" Emmerson Advanced Wood Products Laboratory on Oct. 10 at the main campus in Corvallis. The 17,500-square-foot lab is part of the College of F…

DETROIT LAKE, Ore. — Greg Schmitz, president and CEO of Schmitz Timber Management, has replaced the simple logging operation of his youth with one that relies on the latest technology.

Despite early forecasts of another hot, dry summer, the 2019 wildfire season has been mercifully mild across the Northwest.

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A federal judge has overturned a 100-acre Oregon logging project because the U.S. Bureau of Land Management didn’t establish buffers around recreational trails or sufficiently evaluate fire risks.

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EUGENE, Ore. — Environmentalists want a 100-acre Oregon logging project overhauled to better accommodate recreational users, arguing that existing federal plans will degrade scenic qualities a…

ROSEBURG, Ore. — Different management styles for the forest, pre- and post-catastrophic wildfires, were the key talking points during the Aug. 22 “Return to the Burn” tour of the Bland Mountai…

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In the woodlands of Northern California and Southern Oregon, a tree-killing disease called sudden oak death continues to spread. But new containment methods and community efforts are slowing t…

Oregon State University is preparing for a hiring spree in its Extension service, agricultural experiment stations and forest research lab due to a funding boost from lawmakers.

Four wildfires in Eastern Washington were ignited by lightning July 23 and 24. One is being fought. One is being monitored and two are contained.

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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.

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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’…

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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…

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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…

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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.

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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.