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So much for saving the spotted owl
08/02/2007

Two decades after the wrenching drive to save an obscure bird divided Oregonians, reshaped the economy and tore apart the political landscape, the northern spotted owl is disappearing anyway....read more

Forest Service timber sale tracking inadequate
08/02/2007

Field managers at national forests are planning and monitoring timber sales in the dark because the Forest Service doesn't maintain adequate records, the Government Accountability Office says in a new report....read more

Old growth species mandate lifted from Northwest Forest Plan
08/02/2007

Acting on an agreement with the timber industry, the Bush administration has decided to quit looking for little-known snails, lichens and other sensitive species before selling timber in Northwest national forests, setting up another round of litigation....read more

Annie’s Cabin logging bid awarded
07/05/2007

Molalla Pioneer Newspaper talks to Bark about the recent sale of the BLM's Annie's Cabin Timber Sale....read more

The Columbian Editorial- In our view: Closing Roads
06/28/2007

Bush, owl, activists are among factors in cutbacks, which aren’t all bad....read more

Oregonian: Mt. Hood Forest draws lines around off-roaders
06/11/2007

Wilderness damage - Rangers say they haven't had big problems so far but want to head off impacts of growing use....read more

Oregonian Part III: ATV labels read: Rider beware
05/22/2007

Damages become harder to recover in court as safety warnings intended for consumers end up shielding manufacturers instead....read more

Oregonian Part IV: Riders throttle safety legislation
05/22/2007

ATV enthusiasts and dealers make themselves heard in Salem, speaking up for a training bill but shouting down other proposals....read more

Funding to repair Forest Service roads difficult to come by
05/22/2007

Historic logging peaks has left a legacy of road maintenance and a question of how to pay for it....read more

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 Part I: Deceptively dangerous: Why ATVs keep killing
05/22/2007

As regulators and companies look the other way, lax safety rules cost more lives....read more

Oregonian Part II: A loss they never saw coming
05/22/2007

An Oregon couple considered ATVs safe for their young girls until an accident shattered that perception and so much more....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

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