LATEST NEWS

Environmentalists out on a limb
01/24/2008

For a seat at the negotiating table, they are jeopardizing their true role....read more

Guest Opinion: Better forest management needed now
01/24/2008

Mount Hood National Forest the perfect place to start....read more

Top regional Forest Service official to retire
01/17/2008

The U.S. Forest Service's top official in the Pacific Northwest announced her retirement on Tuesday, effective at the end of March....read more

Senator Wyden writing bill to thin forests
01/10/2008

Sen. Ron Wyden is working on legislation to overcome the gridlock in national forest logging projects designed to reduce the growing threat of wildfire....read more

Surge in Off-Roading Stirs Dust and Debate in West
01/03/2008

Outdoor enthusiasts are flocking in record numbers to lesser-known forests, deserts and mountains, where the rules of use have been lax and enforcement infrequent....read more

Aerial photo of the bare slope and slides in Stillman Creek drainageMudslide photo spurs look at logging practices
12/17/2007

Major landslides in Washington force Weyerhaeuser to assess the risks of logging on slopes...read more

Road 63 Blowout on Mt. Hood
12/14/2007

The road to the Bull of the Woods Wilderness is eroding into the Collawash River....read more

Past OSU logging a setup for slide
12/12/2007

The mudslide on Highway 30 this week was caused by logging on lands owned by Oregon State University, one of the leading forestry schools in the country....read more

Off-road violations out of control, say federal rangers
12/11/2007

Reckless off-road vehicle abuse of public lands is spinning out of control, say federal law enforcement rangers in a first-ever survey released today by Rangers for Responsible Recreation....read more

Victory: 9th Circuit Court deals blow to "Healthy Forest" Initiative
12/07/2007

The 9th Circuit Court just issued a decision ruling against "categorical exclusions," the very exemption that led to the Eight Mile Meadow logging project....read more

Skyrocketing use of off-highway vehicles has officials scrambling to protect public land from overuse
12/04/2007

The number of dirt bikes and all-terrain vehicles has nearly tripled across the country since 1993, a phenomenon critics and land managers said comes at increasing cost to a vulnerable landscape....read more

The pipeline in Northern Oregon will result in a linear clearcut across Mt. HoodTension hangs over corridors
11/19/2007

Eco-groups fret over fast-tracking pathways on public lands for power lines and pipelines....read more

Oregonians Advocate for a Comprehensive Mt. Hood Travel Plan
11/08/2007

The first comment deadline is over, but support for a comprehensive travel management plan on Mt. Hood is continuing to grow....read more

Fire costs will again thin other budgets
11/07/2007

U.S. Forest Service to pull funds from recreation, forest health....read more

USFS can't cut its way out of wildfire risk
10/18/2007

Short of clearing all trees from the landscape, timber harvests will not stop fires nor will such harvests avert the causes or impacts of climate change....read more

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