Invasive Weeds
4:59 pm
Fri March 15, 2013

Leaving Behind Logging Debris Could Help Fight Invasive Weeds

Leaving behind broken branches and the tips of treetops after logging can help fight invasive species, such as hairy cats ear.
Credit Wikimedia Commons

A new study from the research arm of the Forest Service suggests that leaving behind broken branches and the tips of treetops after logging can help fight invasive species.

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Mt. Hood Tree Sale
6:29 am
Wed December 12, 2012

Mt Hood National Forest Withdraws Thinning Sale

The Mt. Hood National Forest has withdrawn a decision to thin trees in the upper Clackamas River watershed. Reporting for EarthFix, Amelia Templeton has the story.

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Logging Road Laws
6:40 am
Tue December 4, 2012

Supreme Court: EPA Rule Could Make Logging Road Case Moot 

The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments Monday in a case from Oregon over water pollution from logging roads. Amelia Templeton of EarthFix reports a last minute rule change may have made the case moot.

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Timber Sales Halted
4:49 pm
Tue November 27, 2012

Judge Halts Logging In Oregon State Forests

A preliminary injunction has halted timber sales in three state forests that are home to the threatened marbled murrelet.
Credit Gus Van Vliet / U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

A federal judge has granted a preliminary injunction halting 11 timber sales in Oregon’s state forests. The state is being sued by three conservation groups who say the logging projects imperil a federally protected seabird.

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Marbled Murrelet Protections
4:53 pm
Wed October 24, 2012

Conservation Groups Ask Obama Administration To Keep Murrelet Protections

Conservation groups say the marbled murrelet could be at a greater risk of extinction.
Gus Van Vliet Wikimedia Commons

Conservation groups are urging the Obama administration to keep logging restrictions in place for nearly 4 million acres of coastal forests in the Pacific Northwest. Otherwise, they say a threatened species of seabird could be at greater risk of extinction.

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Oregon And California Railroad Lands
5:55 pm
Fri October 12, 2012

Governor’s Panel Will Explore Logging Proposals For O And C Lands

Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber has created a panel to try to end a stalemate over federal forest lands that once belonged to the corrupt Oregon and California railroad.

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'Roadless Rule' Appeal
4:29 pm
Mon October 1, 2012

Supreme Court Rejects ‘Roadless Rule’ Appeal

The U.S. Supreme Court has decided not to hear an appeal on the "Roadless Rule" law.
Jarek Tuszynski Wikimedia Commons

The U.S. Supreme Court will not hear an appeal to the so-called Roadless Rule. The law bans development on nearly 60 million acres of national forest land.

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Front Page
6:22 am
Fri September 21, 2012

Front Page: Logging And Literature In Forks

A timber museum in Forks, Washington.
Photo by Konrad Roeder Wikimedia Commons

This is Front Page, our new segment featuring conversations with journalists taking a closer look at the people, issues and events shaping lives across the Pacific Northwest. Today we’re way out west, western Washington that is, where the twilight is unusual. The town of Forks. Here’s our news director John Paxson.

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Northwest Logging Roads
3:00 pm
Wed August 15, 2012

Clean Water Act’s Next Role Plays Out On NW Logging Roads.

Logging roads crisscross thousands of streams in Northwest forests. At each crossing, runoff can spill into the water. A little mud doesn’t hurt. But a lot can choke fish and smother their eggs.

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Changes In Northwest Forests
5:36 pm
Tue August 7, 2012

Changes In Forests Increase Fire Risks, Insect Outbreaks

The Pacific Northwest’s inland forests have dramatically changed over the past 100 years. That’s according to a new study by a conservation group. These changes can lead to larger fires and insect outbreaks.

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