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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

Green Vs. 'Green'
12/20/2006

Mount Hood Forest watchdogs worry that a federal study could lead to more logging....read more

Forest Service: no more environmental analysis of forest plans
12/13/2006

Long-term management plans for national forests will no longer go through a formal environmental impact statement, the U.S. Forest Service announced Tuesday....read more

Old-Growth Forests 'Are Key Carbon Sinks'
12/07/2006

Old-growth forest might store far more carbon than previously thought, making their preservation a higher priority in carbon trading and other efforts to tackle global warming....read more

Salvage Logging Bill Dead For Year
12/06/2006

Two GOP senators pledge to revive logging bill in '07 Forests - Time runs out on a proposal backed by Gordon Smith of Oregon and Idaho's Mike Crapo....read more

Departing Congress may ditch Hood bill
11/29/2006

Land trade provision in current Mt. Hood protection bill may cause delay of vote until next session of congress....read more

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