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A judge will not order a new trial or overrule a jury’s verdict awarding $1 billion to local governments that sued Oregon over logging restrictions on state forestlands.

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Timber Unity debuted in Washington's capital Monday morning, as dozens of log trucks parked on the Capitol Campus before sunrise, their drivers and passengers ramped up to testify against a cl…

Though not as immediately devastating as wildfires, slowed growth rates nonetheless pose a grave threat to Western Oregon’s commercial timber operations, experts say.


OLYMPIA — Washington Lands Commissioner Hilary Franz said Feb. 20 that 100,000 acres of fire-prone forests should be thinned annually in Central and Eastern Washington, a project she said will…

Ponderosa is a fire-tolerant species and in the absence of regular intervals of wildfire, stands grow too dense for ample sunlight to reach fruiting shrubs.

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Beginning at 7 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 6, Timber Unity will organize a procession of logging trucks that will converge on Salem during the legislative session.

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VANCOUVER, Wash. — Log markets probably won’t fluctuate as wildly in 2020 as during the past few years, but the Northwest timber industry can expect political volatility, experts say.

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Angelita Sanchez’s message was loud and clear when she spoke about the renewed effort in the Oregon Legislature to pass a cap-and-trade bill. “We’re fed up,” she said.

With the current concern land managers have for the health of their land and the desire to promote carbon sequestration, silvopasture offers a means to regenerate degraded, less healthy land.

Thomas DeLuca, who currently serves as dean of the University of Montana's College of Forestry and Conservation, has been named dean of the Oregon State University College of Forestry.

SALEM — Gov. Kate Brown’s Council on Wildfire Response on Tuesday released recommendations on how to spend $4 billion it says is need to improve the state’s response to catastrophic wildfires.

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.


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.


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…