An environmental group should have won an injunction against a 4,700-acre roadside salvage logging project in California’s Mendocino National Forest, a federal appeals court has ruled.
Program aims to keep salvage vehicles on rangelands and available for immediate use.
Fire officials believe arson is the cause of three wildfires east of La Pine, including the largest fire to burn in Central Oregon so far this year.
Effort protects public access, aids in wildlife habitat, corridor preservation.
ADIN, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters gained ground on a large wildfire in rural northeastern California, but weather was expected to become less favorable.
BAKER CITY – With recent hot, dry weather increasing fire danger in Eastern Oregon, the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest has implemented Phase A of the Public Use Restrictions (PURs) to limit t…
Though a major Idaho forest project ran afoul of the Endangered Species Act, a federal judge has decided against halting logging and road construction.
Crews make progress on fire that grew in shifting winds. Grazing among nearby uses.
The Trump administration cut off most H-2B work visas, meaning new seasonal workers from Mexico and South America can't join forestry crews.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Sierra Club apologized Wednesday for racist remarks its founder, naturalist John Muir, made more then a century ago as the influential environmental group grapples with …
ADIN, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters increased containment of two wildfires in rural northeastern California, authorities said Thursday.
Fire danger levels have increased to extreme throughout Central Oregon, due to hot and dry temperatures that can cause wildfires to start quickly and burn more intensely than normal.
The U.S. Bureau of Land Management’s wildfire-suppression budget for fiscal 2020 includes spending on COVID-19 safety measures.
SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — Construction of U.S. homes jumped 17.3% in June as some states reopened, but the pace still lags last year after this spring's massive slowdown in building activity d…
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — A 26-year-old man was struck and killed by a rolling log in southwest Oregon, authorities said.
Additional commodities are now eligible for federal direct farm aid, and some already-eligible commodities now qualify for more aid.
GARDNERVILLE, Nev. (AP) — Authorities in Nevada's Douglas County have lifted evacuation notices that were prompted by a wildfire southeast of Lake Tahoe near the California line.
Two virtual course sessions offered in wake of COVID-19 event displacements.
The Paulina Lake Fire was highly visible, with a plume of smoke reaching high into blue skies.
Wildfire risk will be above average in much of the West, according to the National Interagency Fire Center's new forecast.
Potential changes to Oregon’s forestry laws will be negotiated over the next 18 months now that lawmakers have passed a compromise bill between timber and environmental interests.
LA GRANDE — While wetter conditions were prevalent throughout the spring across much of the Oregon Department of Forestry-Northeast Oregon District, the weather is changing to a typical summer…
By torching live trees in a series of controlled experiments, OSU researchers hope they can glean information about how different species burn and generate hot embers, which could ultimately p…
A second lawsuit has accused an Oregon ranch of causing millions of dollars in damages by negligently igniting a 2018 wildfire.
The U.S. Supreme Court has reversed a lower court ruling that timber groups feared would complicate the management of national forests containing certain trails.
An upswing in home improvement projects during the coronavirus lockdown has helped insulate the timber market from the full brunt of plummeting housing construction.
ATHOL, Idaho — Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue on June 12 sent a memorandum to U.S. Forest Service leaders aimed at streamlining the management and increasing the productivity of national f…
A national laboratory established three years ago to combat the illegal timber trade is relocating to Oregon State University, expanding its database of wood samples and their unique chemical …
The risk of large wildfires through September will be above normal in Northern California, the Great Basin and much of the Northwest.
The Oregon Department of Forestry will enter wildfire season beginning June 1 in Central Oregon, 10 days earlier than last year.
With the Trump administration pushing to increase the pace and scale of forest restoration, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management announced two proposals Thursday that would expedite timber sales…
Oregon has to prepare for a possible second spike of COVID-19 in the fall, fight wildfires while not spreading the infection to crews, and do it with budgets slashed by the state’s dire financ…
Without low-intensity fires periodically consuming the brush and small trees of the dry inland forests, they’re now more densely packed with vegetation that can fuel large wildfires
The U.S. Forest Service is considering whether to amend a 25-year-old rule that prohibits logging older, larger trees across six national forests in Central and Eastern Oregon.
The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality has fined Roseburg Forest Products $22,800 for multiple air quality violations stemming from incidents last year at the company's plywood manufac…
Environmental groups are suing the Trump administration to protect a rare, weasel-like carnivore found along a narrow strip of coastal forests in Southern Oregon and Northern California.
The Oregon Department of Forestry declared fire season May 1 in the agency's Southwest Oregon District, covering 1.8 million acres of state-protected lands in Jackson and Josephine counties.
A 15,700-acre thinning and vegetation management project in Oregon’s Ochoco National Forest has come under legal fire from allegedly failing to protect elk and riparian habitats.
Oregon's timber industry is urging state lawmakers and Gov. Kate Brown to delay the new Corporate Activity Tax for six months to help businesses weather the coronavirus pandemic.
Boise National Forest seasonal workers arriving over the next six weeks will follow self-isolation, social distancing and other protocols to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
The Boise National Forest’s Emmett Ranger District will take comment through May 14 on the Sage Hen Integrated Restoration Project.
A nationwide legal precedent concerning a rare Southern frog has helped convince federal wildlife managers to re-evaluate the “critical habitat” for the threatened Northern spotted owl.
Three environmental groups announced Tuesday they intend to sue the Trump administration seeking endangered species protections for increasingly fragmented populations of red tree voles living…
A federal appeals court has determined an 11,700-acre thinning project near Oregon’s Mt. Hood requires more extensive environmental review, effectively halting timber harvest.
Irrigation districts' essential burning next to canals, laterals, ditches is wrapping up ahead of delivery season start.
Nursery a key resource for Intermountain West.
Going from a manufacturer of “commodity plywood” to “mass plywood panels” has forced the Freres Lumber Co. to alter its mindset.
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.
Harvesting trees from the steep slopes of western Oregon is rarely a logistically simple feat, but this job was a particular doozy.
Dry conditions are forecast to persist this spring and have Western wildfire forecasters worried.
Washington log truck operators spoke against a renewable-fuels bill Monday by talking about their families and employees, and stressing that they don't see much of a future, financially or tec…
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…
Red-tape reduction: Idaho administrative-rules overhaul impacts ag, timber sectors.