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OAKLAND, Ore. — A poison oak and blackberry infested forest has been transformed into a timbered park of Douglas fir, oak and madrone trees through the efforts of Richard and Donna Rawson.

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Forty students from Glide and South Umpqua high schools listened to the presentations from public and private forestry officials on a recent morning as they stood in a blackened landscape.

The agency authorized the Hanna Flats project in 2018 without undertaking an environmental analysis, finding it’s “categorically excluded” from such review because it’s aimed at preventing ins…

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DENVER (AP) — As Western states prepare for this year’s wildfire season, the world’s largest firefighting plane has been grounded and could be converted to help fight against another crisis, t…

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With the prospect of a catastrophic 2021 fire season looming, Oregon will rely again on it's one-of-a-kind $25 million wildfire risk policy with the world's oldest continually active insurance…

Environmentalists have mischaracterized the impacts of an Oregon timber project whose 9,000 acres are meant to improve harvest flexibility, according to the federal government

LA GRANDE — The Oregon Department of Forestry is putting to work in Northeast Oregon some of the $5 million it was granted in January by the Oregon Legislative Emergency Board for reducing wil…

Fires driven by extreme winds Sunday afternoon forced evacuations in the Deschutes River Woods neighborhood in southwest Bend and in a rural area just west of Bend, near Shevlin Park.

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — USDA on Wednesday announced it has a new plan — called Pandemic Assistance for Producers — to provide farmers with financial aid during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Under the original proposal, the Oregon Health Authority would use eminent domain to secure conservation easements that restrict activities affecting water on private property.

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The Washington Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case brought by environmentalists challenging how the Department of Natural Resources manages about 2 million acres of forests.

ROSEBURG, Ore. — Not long after the coolers are emptied of summer and fall produce and products, the cool space on several farms becomes a transition home for seedling trees.

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Oregon’s timber industry was already contending with the aftermath of last year's fires when forestland owners were recently hit with an ice storm that snapped and knocked over trees.

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Tuesday held its first of two hearings to consider Deb Haaland, Biden's nominee to lead the Interior Department.

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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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…