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Idaho Lawmaker Asks Obama To Wait On National Monument

Castle Peak (to the left) and Merriam Peak rise up from deep in the White Cloud mountains.

by AP

Republican Rep. Mike Simpson of Idaho is asking President Barack Obama to hold off designating a rugged swath of central Idaho as a national monument.


Seattle’s Great Northern Tunnel Turns 110

Oct. 9, 2014 | by Ashley Ahearn

Elliott State Forest Management Decisions Near

Oct. 1, 2014 | by Jes Burns

Landslide Safety All Over The Map In Washington

Sept. 30, 2014 | by John Ryan, Tony Schick

Idaho Attorney General Says Transferring Public Land Faces Many Hurdles

Sept. 30, 2014 | by Jessica Robinson

We Are All To Blame For The Oso Slide

Sept. 30, 2014 | by Katie Campbell, Ashley Ahearn

Forest Service Chief Says No, You Won’t Be Charged To Take Photos

Sept. 26, 2014 | by Jessica Robinson

Swinomish Tribe Prepares For A Changing Climate

Sept. 25, 2014 | by Ashley Ahearn

Media Vow To Fight Rule Requiring Permit To Film On Public Land

Sept. 25, 2014 | by Jessica Robinson

Simpson Lumber Company Offered For Sale

Sept. 23, 2014 | by AP

Can Scientists And State Policymakers Get It Right When It Comes To Protecting The Sage Grouse?

Sept. 18, 2014 | by Aaron Kunz

Grant To Help Rebuild Trail Wiped Out By Oso Slide

Sept. 17, 2014 | by AP

New Oregon Forestry Tool Excites Agency But Pesticide Watchdogs Are Disappointed

Sept. 15, 2014 | by Tony Schick

Wildfires Burned 567 Square Miles In Washington

Sept. 11, 2014 | by AP

Scientists Say Large Wildfires Are Likely Here To Stay

Sept. 10, 2014 | by Ashley Ahearn

Why It’s Harder To Create Wilderness Now, 50 Years After Landmark Law

Sept. 4, 2014 | by Cassandra Profita

The Golden Anniversary For Wilderness In America

Sept. 2, 2014 | by David Steves

Communities Around White Clouds Sharply Split Over Proposal

Aug. 13, 2014 | by Aaron Kunz

BC Mine Dam Break Threatens Northwest Fisheries

Aug. 7, 2014 | by Ed Schoenfeld

Oregon Governor Says Wildfires Point To Need For Forest Thinning

Aug. 6, 2014 | by Liam Moriarty

Study Says Poor Planning Contributes To Wildfire Costs

Aug. 1, 2014 | by Liam Moriarty

How Drones Could Make Forest Restoration Easier

July 31, 2014 | by Courtney Flatt

Portland State Students Turn Pallets Into Pickathon Stage

July 31, 2014 | by Rob Manning

Oregon Will Tap Catastrophic Insurance Policy To Cover Firefighting Costs

July 30, 2014 | by Amelia Templeton

Should A Controversial Oregon Timber Harvest Become A Regional Model?

July 29, 2014 | by Devan Schwartz

Donors Pay To Test Seawater For Traces Of Fukushima Radiation

July 24, 2014 | by Tom Banse

A State Forest In Oregon Could Be Sold To Timber Companies

July 23, 2014 | by Devan Schwartz

Forest Service Expands Ban On Exploding Targets

July 23, 2014 | by AP

Obama Attributes Wildfires To Climate Change

July 23, 2014 | by AP

New Report: Oso Landslide Rooted In Long History Of Slides

July 22, 2014 | by Ashley Ahearn

Tree Sitters Don’t Buy Logging Designed To Mimic Nature


by Amelia Templeton, Tony Schick

Protesters have spent the past six months living in the woods on a ridge near Roseburg, Oregon to try to prevent logging on the site. It sounds like an old story, but there’s a new twist. A forestry professor says the logging was designed to mimic nature.


Map: New Wildfire Data Goes Interactive

by Tony Schick

New wildfire data published for the first time this year by the U.S. Forest Service is available in an interactive map from EarthFix.


Study: Development Along Oregon, Washington Public Forests Has More Than Doubled

by Tony Schick

Development on the edge of public forests has more than doubled since the mid 1970s in Oregon and Washington, which has a host of ecological consequences, including higher risk of wildfires and invasive species spread.



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