Department Of Natural Resources http://nwpr.org en Changes Are Coming To Northwest Natural Resource Policy http://nwpr.org/post/changes-are-coming-northwest-natural-resource-policy <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Northwest is in for a shakeup when it comes to natural resources policy. That's because the region is losing two key chairman of congressional committees that set policy on forests, rivers, mining and energy.</span></p><p> Wed, 19 Feb 2014 14:15:19 +0000 Courtney Flatt 41666 at http://nwpr.org Changes Are Coming To Northwest Natural Resource Policy Ouch! Yellow Jackets Having A 'Banner Year' In Northwest http://nwpr.org/post/ouch-yellow-jackets-having-banner-year-northwest <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/09/091013TB_Yellowjackets_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>Still smarting from a wasp sting this summer? Well, you're not alone. It's been a "banner year" for yellow jackets in the Northwest by many accounts.<p> Tue, 10 Sep 2013 23:21:14 +0000 Tom Banse 33956 at http://nwpr.org Ouch! Yellow Jackets Having A 'Banner Year' In Northwest An Underused Resource In Washington: Forest Biomass http://nwpr.org/post/underused-resource-washington-forest-biomass <p>Renewable energy is growing on trees in Washington, and right now, much of it is going up in smoke.</p><p>That&rsquo;s the word from Commissioner of Public Lands Peter Goldmark, who has released the results of a study on forest biomass. Goldmark says industry is currently using only about a third of the woody biomass that could be sustainably harvested and then converted into liquid fuel or heat for electricity generation. Tue, 13 Mar 2012 23:11:09 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 4813 at http://nwpr.org An Underused Resource In Washington: Forest Biomass