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A conservation group claims a 65-acre logging project on private forestland in Washington’s Klickitat County violates federal protections for the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area.

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The damage caused by wildfires can be devastating, gutting structures and driving out people who live and work nearby. And researchers say the smoke from the annually recurring blazes also del…

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A group of eight Western lawmakers is calling for a federal review of the Trump administration's decision to reduce critical habitat protections for the northern spotted owl in Oregon, Washing…

LA GRANDE — Snow is proving to be a friend and foe this winter for Jesse Reed of Union as he helps reduce the odds of a catastrophic wildfire someday striking the Grande Ronde Valley.

An Arizona-based "eco-timber" company, World Tree USA LLC, is reaching out to farmers in Washington and Oregon, seeking to build a market for carbon stored in trees and produce specialty hardw…

The federal government is again defending a timber sale in a recreational area near Springfield, Ore., arguing that it’s not prohibited from logging around proposed trails.

Rep. Cliff Bentz, R-Ontario, has been named to the House Natural Resources Committee. The freshman lawmaker will sit on the panel that deals with legislation affecting water, land, energy, min…

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The federal government has removed 17 times more land from the threatened spotted owl’s “critical habitat” than it had originally proposed, likely provoking a court challenge.

ELGIN — If the Boise Cascade plywood plant in Elgin closes this year, it could cost Eastern Oregon 446 jobs, nearly $21 million in labor income and more than $78 million in economic output wit…

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Many parts of the U.S. are facing lumber shortages — and experts say the problem is acute in the West after 2020's devastating wildfires.

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Timberland owners across the West are facing a hard winter as they struggle to replant millions of acres of burned trees after 2020's devastating fire season.

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A group of agricultural pilots in Napa Valley, Calif., met this week to start talks about how to partner with Cal Fire to put out wildfires.

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New behavior by insects, including a moth found in Idaho for the first time in 2020, will be a top concern for foresters in 2021, says Chris Schnepf with University of Idaho Extension. Schnepf…

University of Idaho Extension forestry programs have had to adjust to the COVID-19 pandemic, but they're also drawing nearly double the attendance, UI Extension forestry educator Chris Schnepf says.

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The Trump administration will likely decrease the threatened Northern spotted owl’s critical habitat before the end of his first term, though the reduction may fall short of the timber industr…

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The Alliance for the Wild Rockies claims the U.S. Forest Service failed to study how logging roads would affect grizzlies. U.S. District Court Judge Salvador Mendoza Jr. asked why it mattered,…

The Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board is offering grants for private, non-industrial forestland owners to help with post-wildfire recovery following the Labor Day conflagrations that burned m…

A planned prohibition against log exports from Russia isn’t expected to have immediate impacts on U.S. log producers but may create future market opportunities.

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A Washington court on Tuesday barred the state Department of Fish and Wildlife from issuing timberland owners permits to kill black bears that damage trees.

WALLOWA COUNTY — More than 11,000 acres in the Wallowa Fire Zone and over 20,000 total acres within the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest are under consideration for a prescribed burn in the com…

Even as fires continue to burn in parts of Oregon, officials on the Sisters Ranger District of the Deschutes National Forest are preparing to ignite their own fires — part of the annual prescr…