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Northwest Forest Threats Include Climate Change, Insects, Disease And Wildfire

Pacific Northwest forests face increased threats from severe wildfires, insects, disease and climate change, according to a new assessment released Wednesday by the U.S. Forest Service. 

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Last Call: Tracking The Sound Of The Spotted Owl's Extinction

The spotted owl changed the fate of Northwest forests in the summer of 1990. Thirty years later, what hope, if any, do biologists hold for the fate of the spotted owl?

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Oregon Prepares To Fight Wildfire During Coronavirus Pandemic

One thing that isn’t being canceled this summer because of the coronavirus pandemic is wildfire season, so training for wildland firefighters has changed to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19.

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Big Money Bought Oregon's Forests. Small Timber Communities Are Paying The Price.

Wall Street investment funds took control of Oregon’s private forests. Now, wealthy timber corporations reap the benefits of tax cuts that have cost rural counties billions.

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Trump Administration Rejects Endangered Species Protection For Rare Mammal In Oregon

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has approved limited Endangered Species Act protections to the Pacific fisher, but not in Oregon, where it says voluntary measures by the timber industry will prevent extinction.

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COVID-19 Causes Limited Entry System Delay In Central Cascades

The plan to ration and limit the entry into one of Oregon’s most popular backcountry destinations is being delayed for a year due to COVID-19.

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Oregon Reaches $4.4 Million Settlement With Environmental Nonprofit Ecotrust

The Portland-based environmental nonprofit Ecotrust reached a $4.4 million settlement with the state of Oregon after resolving claims of inflating costs of developmental projects.

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2 Key Forestry Bills Left In The Wreckage Of Oregon Legislative Session

Two highly consequential forestry bills were left stranded when the Oregon Legislature ended its session early on Thursday.

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Vice President Pence Visits Washington As State's Coronavirus Outbreak Grows

Vice President Mike Pence traveled to the state Thursday to tour the Military Department’s Emergency Operations Center, meet with Gov. Jay Inslee and other elected leaders and announce the arrival of a shipment of supplies for healthcare workers from the Strategic National Stockpile in Atlanta.

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Trump Pledged To Boost Oregon's Timber Industry. Little Has Changed In 4 Years.

In May 2016, then-candidate Donald Trump told a Eugene rally that he would rejuvenate Oregon’s timber industry. Under President Trump, the timber industry is still seeing a steady decline in jobs and active mills.