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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…

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BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Local, state and federal officials along with conservation groups and logging interests have to find common ground to reduce increasingly destructive wildfires in the U.S. …

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.

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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…

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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…

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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.

About 30 members of the crew stood in the morning still of the forest as Katie Sauerbrey laid out the plans for the day. Some carried shovels or pickaxes. Others leaned against trucks and peer…

SCIO, Ore. — Scio High School hosted the first-of-the-school year Future Natural Resource Leadership of Oregon Career Development Event on Oct. 11, drawing 193 students who competed in activit…

The Oregon Department of Agriculture is investigating potentially widespread tree damage because of the chemical.

COLVILLE, Wash. — Russ Vaagen, whose family has a 66-year-long history in Washington state’s timber industry, sees a future in mass timber.

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — After a summer wildfire season that blanketed much of the West in smoke, U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley introduced a bill Wednesday that would reduce the severity of wildfire by thi…

The U.S. Forest Service was scheduled to present a plan Monday in Sisters to log trees that the Oregon Department of Transportation accidentally killed along a scenic drive. The culprit is an …