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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

Dying on the fire lines
02/21/2007

By JEFF BARNARD Associated Press writer

GRANTS PASS, Ore. -- Two dozen firefighters died last year battling wildfires across the nation, a number that has increased in the face of drier...read more

Pombo Finds a New Home
02/21/2007

It looks like environmental groups are going to have Richard Pombo to kick around again....read more

Senators try new master plan for Mount Hood
02/21/2007

U.S. Senators Ron Wyden, D-Ore., and Gordon Smith, R-Ore., are trying once again to get a master plan for Mount Hood through Congress....read more

Lawmakers reintroduce Mt. Hood wilderness bill
02/21/2007

Sens. Ron Wyden and Gordon Smith hope a new Congress will get different results....read more

Bush again proposes selling national forest land
02/06/2007

And for the second year, Western lawmakers and environmentalists blasted the plan....read more

Experts see hope for timber industry
02/05/2007

Oregon still is the nation's largest lumber producer....read more

Westerners take pre-emptive strike at land-sales-for-schools concept
01/31/2007

A bipartisan group of Western lawmakers are working overtime to secure funding to reauthorize a multibillion-dollar program that compensates states and counties for the loss of logging-related revenue from national forests....read more

Senate Panel Examines Firefighting Costs
01/28/2007

A growing debate about the increasing federal costs of firefighting and the best fire prevention methods will begin to flare in the Senate this week....read more

Bitterroot recreation sites up for review
01/25/2007

The Bitterroot National Forest's recreation program is awash in red ink....read more

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