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.
Complements 2019 law requiring written consent before annexing agricultural land
The landmark deal between timber industry and environmental community hinges on legislation around aerial spraying, but cap-and-trade woes could blow up the deal if Republicans walk .
The two sides have been at odds over policy and practices for decades, and this agreement aims to create a mediation process for updating the Oregon Forest Practices Act, passed in 1971.
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.
Thousands gather at Oregon Capitol to protest climate bill that they say would hurt rural economy.
Formation occurs ahead of population counts, redistricting that could increase urban representation.
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.
Started as smokejumper at National Interagency Fire Center 30 years ago. Brings in-house, international experience.
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.
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.
The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld an earlier ruling that determined the U.S. Forest Service complied with environmental laws in authorizing a forest thinning project along the L…
Cross-jurisdiction partnerships show impact
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.
After more than a decade in business, Garrett Huggins doesn’t aspire to become a mistletoe magnate.
The U.S. Forest Service has formed the Blues Intergovernmental Council to address land management planning on the Umatilla, Wallowa-Whitman and Malheur national forests.
Oregon fish and wildlife commissioners are reconsidering whether to grant endangered species protections for the marbled murrelet, a small seabird that nests in coastal old growth forests.
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.
Washington Lands Commissioner Hilary Franz proposed Monday taxing insurance policies to raise $63 million a year to prevent and fight wildfires.
A federal judge in Washington, D.C., has determined the 2017 expansion of Oregon’s Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument was largely invalid, contradicting an earlier ruling by a federal judge in…
SALEM — The $1 billion award against the State of Oregon in a class action lawsuit over its forestry practices will likely be subject to lengthy appeals, but it may also put pressure on the go…
ALBANY, Ore. — Jurors in Oregon on Wednesday found in favor of 14 counties in their $1 billion lawsuit against the state over revenue from logging on state lands.
Environmentalists want to stop a 9,000-acre timber project in Southern Oregon that will allegedly allow logging in threatened spotted owl habitat contrary to federal laws.
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.
SALEM — A political fight over how Oregon manages its forests and timber activity could resolved by voters next fall.
Sea-surface temperatures could bring warmer air through February
New jobs are on the horizon with the completion of the torrefaction plant expected at the end of the year.
LOSTINE, Ore. — The Lostine Canyon neighborhood has become northeast Oregon’s first nationally recognized “Firewise” community, an event that could lead to more efforts to prevent or combat wi…
PORTLAND — Environmentalists want to reinstate an injunction against salvage logging on 1,800 acres in California’s Klamath National Forest while the federal government and a timber group argu…
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.
For longtime lumberman Bruce Daucsavage, 2019 has been one of the most challenging years for the timber market in recent memory. The general director of Prineville-based Ochoco Lumber Co. is a…
Emphasizes cross-boundary cooperation to reduce wildfire, improve forest health
Despite early forecasts of another hot, dry summer, the 2019 wildfire season has been mercifully mild across the Northwest.
New spending urged for emergencies only amid slowing growth
Builds on 2018 pilot project
Okerlund to lead IFPC
A six-week course from the University of Idaho is aimed at helping people who are new to managing forests.
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.
Washington was lucky to have a less intense fire season this summer due to cooler, wetter conditions, the state’s commissioner of public lands said.
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…
Wet spring's ample fuel dries with heat, lack of monsoonal moisture
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…
Northwest forestland owners are expected to modify the type of seedlings they use to replant properties after logging to cope with higher temperatures, experts say.
OLYMPIA — A Washington judge Friday reinstated a Fish and Wildlife program that allows timberland owners to kill tree-damaging black bears.
A wildfire continued to burn late Aug. 2 in an active logging operation about 23 miles east of St. Maries.