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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

Rethinking camping
09/21/2007

A Forest Service plan could dramatically change Mount Hood's offerings....read more

Road washout in Mt. Hood National Forest caused by winter storms.Bark Successfully Puts Pressure on Forest Service During Travel Planning Open House
09/14/2007

The Forest Service recently held two travel planning “open houses” to unveil its proposal for six new off-road vehicle playgrounds....read more

Top forestry official faces contempt hearing
08/21/2007

A federal judge in Montana has ordered the Bush administration's top forestry official to explain why he should not be held in contempt of court for the U.S. Forest Service's failure to analyze the environmental impacts of dropping fish-killing fire retardant....read more

Living -- For Now -- In Paradise
08/16/2007

Forests owned by the federal Bureau of Land Management make good neighbors -- until the chain saws show up. The Oregonian gets the scoop on Annie's Cabin....read more

Forest Service unveils new plans for National Forests
08/15/2007

The Bush administration will attempt tomorrow to revive its highly touted national planning rule that governs how management plans are developed for 193 million acres of national forest....read more

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