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State says feds should step up to the plate and fix Forest Service roads
05/22/2007

Nearly 2,170 miles of primitive roads meander through the Olympic National Forest, but poor maintenance and inadequate funding have left nearly half of those roads one big storm away from a washout....read more

Oregonian Editorial: Another trek up Mount Hood
05/10/2007

This time, Oregon's entire congressional delegation should support a single plan to expand wilderness....read more

Senate questions Forest Service funding increases for fire suppression, logging, and roadbuilding
04/30/2007

Bush administration officials are scheduled to pay a visit to the Senate Interior Appropriations Subcommittee this week to defend the $4.127 billion proposed fiscal 2008 budget for the Forest Service....read more

Long-term county payments deal left out of war spending bill
04/24/2007

A $5 billion deal that would have provided long-term payments to timber counties and states was left on the cutting room floor as House and Senate appropriators finished the conference report for the fiscal 2007 war supplemental yesterday....read more

Environmental rulings lean against Bush?
04/16/2007

Administration unduanted by what conservationists see as rebuke of its policies....read more

New study sheds light on long-term effects of logging after wildfire
04/10/2007

Are severe reburns likely with or without logging? A new study on the effects of timber harvest following wildfire shows that the potential for a recently burned forest to reburn can be high with or without logging....read more

Judge rejects Bush admin bid to rewrite fish protections in NW Forest Plan
04/05/2007

A federal judge has rejected a Bush administration rule that would have made it easier to cut trees under the 1994 Northwest Forest Plan by allowing short-term negative impacts on salmon streams....read more

Study: Reforestation Rich After Fires
04/04/2007

Scientists looking at the aftermath of wildfires in the forests of southwestern Oregon and Northern California found that after five to ten years even the most severely burned areas had sprouted plentiful seedlings without any help from man....read more

Judge: Administration suppressed scientists' views on forest plan
04/03/2007

The Bush administration illegally suppressed and misrepresented the views of dissenting scientists when it eased logging restrictions under the Northwest Forest Plan, a federal judge has ruled....read more

Judge Suspends Administration Rules For Managing Forests
04/02/2007

A federal district judge ruled yesterday that the Bush administration illegally rewrote the rules for managing 192 million acres of federally owned forests and grasslands in 2005 and must consider the environmental impact of its plan before offering...read more

Federal judge tosses out new rules governing national forests
04/02/2007

A federal judge tossed out Bush administration rules Friday that gave national forest managers more discretion to approve logging and other commercial projects without lengthy environmental reviews....read more

Judge stops Mount Hood forest timber sale
03/09/2007

A federal judge has stopped the Mount Hood National Forest, the most popular in Oregon, from offering an old growth timber sale until it shows it has followed its own rules to consider whether the logging would harm sensitive wildlife....read more

Judge blocks timber sale in Mount Hood forest
03/08/2007

The ruling could mean the end of old-growth logging in the forest....read more

Ruling May Bring An End To Old-Growth Logging On Mt. Hood
03/08/2007

A federal judge signed an order this week that environmentalists say effectively ends "old growth logging" on Mount Hood....read more

Blumenauer expects timber payments will be less
02/22/2007

Congress is unlikely to reauthorize the full amount Oregon has been receiving under recently expired legislation that helped counties offset lost timber revenues, U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer said Wednesday....read more

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