LATEST NEWS

Recreation Fees Rising in Wake of Fires’ Costs
03/10/2008

Reeling from the high cost of fighting wildfires, federal land agencies have been imposing new fees and increasing existing ones at recreation sites across the West in an effort to raise tens of millions of dollars....read more

The Oregonian - Editorial
03/03/2008

A deal that should have been wrapped up still undone Aide says Oklahoma senator cares more about "mountain of debt" than Mount Hood....read more

Mount Hood wilderness bill stalls; Oregon senators fume
02/29/2008

Surprise objection - Republican Sen. Tom Coburn blocks the expansion....read more

News Release: USFS Funds road work in Mt. Hood National Forest
02/27/2008

Oregon & Washington national forests receive road and trail funds but much more needed for cleaner water and better recreation access....read more

Old growth forests reducing climate change effects
02/25/2008

The “Old Forests, New Management” conference in Tasmania has heard from imminent scientists that there is no justification for logging of old growth forests, and that re-growth forest logging could soon lose its social license under future carbon trading....read more

Major Landslide in Willamette National Forest Caused by 1992 Clearcut
02/20/2008

Amtrak's train tracks will be out for weeks, causing major delays for the Pacific coast routes....read more

Governor ups ante against LNG sites
02/15/2008

A letter tells federal regulators to back off and calls into question the quality of their reviews....read more

A Region's Vitality, Melting Away
02/11/2008

Hood River farmers thought the water flowing from shrinking Mt. Hood glaciers was essential to their prized fruit crops; new OSU research shows just how essential....read more

Roads to restoration
02/01/2008

Cooperative effort targets road removal in the San Juans in Colorado....read more

Environmentalists out on a limb
01/24/2008

For a seat at the negotiating table, they are jeopardizing their true role....read more

Guest Opinion: Better forest management needed now
01/24/2008

Mount Hood National Forest the perfect place to start....read more

Top regional Forest Service official to retire
01/17/2008

The U.S. Forest Service's top official in the Pacific Northwest announced her retirement on Tuesday, effective at the end of March....read more

Senator Wyden writing bill to thin forests
01/10/2008

Sen. Ron Wyden is working on legislation to overcome the gridlock in national forest logging projects designed to reduce the growing threat of wildfire....read more

Surge in Off-Roading Stirs Dust and Debate in West
01/03/2008

Outdoor enthusiasts are flocking in record numbers to lesser-known forests, deserts and mountains, where the rules of use have been lax and enforcement infrequent....read more

Aerial photo of the bare slope and slides in Stillman Creek drainageMudslide photo spurs look at logging practices
12/17/2007

Major landslides in Washington force Weyerhaeuser to assess the risks of logging on slopes...read more

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