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The man, whose name has not been released, was operating a crane at the mill when it bumped into a power line, possibly causing an electrical charge to ground out through the big machine.

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The West's plan for combating wildfires will include expanding forest treatments, paying federal firefighters a higher wage, converting seasonal firefighting positions into permanent jobs and …

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Destructive California wildfires driven by intense winds caused damage at two mobile home parks, destroying some trailers, and one person suffered burns, officials said.

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters and numerous studies credit intensive forest thinning projects with helping save communities like those recently threatened near Lake Tahoe in California…

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A bill that Gov. Gavin Newsom signed into law Wednesday adds legal protections for private landowners and those who manage the blazes by raising the legal standard for seeking wildfire suppres…

U.S. District Judge Ann Aiken has ruled the U.S. Bureau of Land Management’s approval of the Griffin Half Moon project was “arbitrary and capricious,” which means logging cannot proceed until …

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The Commerce Department reported Tuesday that the monthly trade deficit increased 4.2% in August, rising to an all-time high, surpassing the previous record of $73.2 billion set in June

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A federal judge in Portland has halted a 78-acre commercial timber harvest near Walton Lake in Oregon’s Ochoco National Forest at the urging of an environmental group.

A lighter load of grasses and other fine fuels is one of several likely reasons, said Jared Jablonski, Boise district fire information officer for the U.S. Bureau of Land Management.

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In 2019, a fire caused extensive damage to buildings and machinery owned by Integrated Biomass Resources, a company in Wallowa, Ore., that makes heat logs, campfire wood, poles and electricity…

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In a case to be heard Oct. 21, Conservation Northwest and other environmental groups contend DNR acts "like a private timber company," ignoring a constitutional duty to manage land for "all th…

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BOISE — Larger wildfires and longer seasons mean the U.S. must invest more in wildfire management and rural communities, President Joe Biden said during a Sept. 13 visit to the National Intera…

The Working Lands/Working Communities initiative will expand relationships between western communities, federal and state partners and local and tribal governments to manage land and resources.

The risk of big wildfires will remain above normal in parts of Northern California, Oregon, Washington and the Northern Great Basin as fall unfolds, the National Interagency Fire Center predicts.

Hampton Lumber of Portland has bought the Carlton Winemakers Studio from its founders for an undisclosed sum, building on earlier vineyard investments in Polk and Yamhill counties.

The National Interagency Fire Center’s National Multi-Agency Coordinating Group has requested the Department of Defense to send about 200 active-duty Army soldiers, plus command and support staff.

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Conditions remain likely for more blazes in areas of Oregon and Washington suffering from extreme drought, said Ian Rickert, regional fire management planning specialist for the U.S. Forest Se…

Healthy forests mean healthy watersheds, but there are several challenges to both in central Arizona, where wildfires have scorched nearly 2.9 million acres since 2000.

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The U.S. Forest Service has agreed to refrain from logging within 150-300 feet of streams within about 40 units of the Black Mountain Vegetation Management Project and pay $100,000 in attorney…

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An environmental lawsuit seeks to halt a 40,000-acre forest treatment project in Oregon’s Malheur National Forest for allegedly evading federal limits on harvesting large trees.

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The risk of large fires will remain high through November in much of the West thanks to widespread drought, dry fuels and above-normal temperatures.

As wildfires grow bigger and hotter in the drought-stricken West, officials with the timber company Weyerhaeuser say they are working not only to prevent large blazes, but contain them quickly…

The Elbow Creek Fire is now 50% contained, and its new growth was again minimal, as the fire added just 54 more acres and has burned 22,955 as of Thursday, July 29.

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At least two counties in rural Eastern Oregon are raising objections to the River Democracy Act, a federal bill that would add nearly 4,700 miles of wild and scenic rivers across the state.

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WALLOWA COUNTY — Firefighters have made gains on the Elbow Creek Fire, but a couple areas of the blaze have given them fits over the last few days.

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Idaho's Snake River Complex Fire and Oregon’s Bootleg Fire — the nation’s largest — have helped push U.S. acres burned more than one-third higher than the 2020 year-to-date total.