LATEST NEWS

Oregonians speak out about Mt. Hood
08/15/2007

A recent collection of letters to the Oregonian about clearcutting Mt. Hood and increasing logging funding....read more

BLM proposes major upswing in logging
08/10/2007

Western Oregon - The agency seeks to cut seven times as many older trees and says it would lift cash-strapped counties....read more

Cash infusion accelerates NW logging
08/09/2007

National forests - The Bush administration action pushes cutting to a high not seen in years....read more

Study: More kids die on ATVs than bikes
08/08/2007

Children under the age of 16 are seven times more likely to ride bicycles than all-terrain vehicles, yet ATVs cause more deaths among youngsters than their peddling counterparts, according to a new study....read more

So much for saving the spotted owl
08/02/2007

Two decades after the wrenching drive to save an obscure bird divided Oregonians, reshaped the economy and tore apart the political landscape, the northern spotted owl is disappearing anyway....read more

Forest Service timber sale tracking inadequate
08/02/2007

Field managers at national forests are planning and monitoring timber sales in the dark because the Forest Service doesn't maintain adequate records, the Government Accountability Office says in a new report....read more

Old growth species mandate lifted from Northwest Forest Plan
08/02/2007

Acting on an agreement with the timber industry, the Bush administration has decided to quit looking for little-known snails, lichens and other sensitive species before selling timber in Northwest national forests, setting up another round of litigation....read more

Annie’s Cabin logging bid awarded
07/05/2007

Molalla Pioneer Newspaper talks to Bark about the recent sale of the BLM's Annie's Cabin Timber Sale....read more

The Columbian Editorial- In our view: Closing Roads
06/28/2007

Bush, owl, activists are among factors in cutbacks, which aren’t all bad....read more

Oregonian: Mt. Hood Forest draws lines around off-roaders
06/11/2007

Wilderness damage - Rangers say they haven't had big problems so far but want to head off impacts of growing use....read more

Oregonian Part I: Deceptively dangerous: Why ATVs keep killing
05/22/2007

As regulators and companies look the other way, lax safety rules cost more lives....read more

Oregonian Part II: A loss they never saw coming
05/22/2007

An Oregon couple considered ATVs safe for their young girls until an accident shattered that perception and so much more....read more

Oregonian Part III: ATV labels read: Rider beware
05/22/2007

Damages become harder to recover in court as safety warnings intended for consumers end up shielding manufacturers instead....read more

Oregonian Part IV: Riders throttle safety legislation
05/22/2007

ATV enthusiasts and dealers make themselves heard in Salem, speaking up for a training bill but shouting down other proposals....read more

Funding to repair Forest Service roads difficult to come by
05/22/2007

Historic logging peaks has left a legacy of road maintenance and a question of how to pay for it....read more

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