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Judge rejects Bush admin bid to rewrite fish protections in NW Forest Plan
04/05/2007

A federal judge has rejected a Bush administration rule that would have made it easier to cut trees under the 1994 Northwest Forest Plan by allowing short-term negative impacts on salmon streams....read more

Study: Reforestation Rich After Fires
04/04/2007

Scientists looking at the aftermath of wildfires in the forests of southwestern Oregon and Northern California found that after five to ten years even the most severely burned areas had sprouted plentiful seedlings without any help from man....read more

Judge: Administration suppressed scientists' views on forest plan
04/03/2007

The Bush administration illegally suppressed and misrepresented the views of dissenting scientists when it eased logging restrictions under the Northwest Forest Plan, a federal judge has ruled....read more

Judge Suspends Administration Rules For Managing Forests
04/02/2007

A federal district judge ruled yesterday that the Bush administration illegally rewrote the rules for managing 192 million acres of federally owned forests and grasslands in 2005 and must consider the environmental impact of its plan before offering...read more

Federal judge tosses out new rules governing national forests
04/02/2007

A federal judge tossed out Bush administration rules Friday that gave national forest managers more discretion to approve logging and other commercial projects without lengthy environmental reviews....read more

Judge stops Mount Hood forest timber sale
03/09/2007

A federal judge has stopped the Mount Hood National Forest, the most popular in Oregon, from offering an old growth timber sale until it shows it has followed its own rules to consider whether the logging would harm sensitive wildlife....read more

Judge blocks timber sale in Mount Hood forest
03/08/2007

The ruling could mean the end of old-growth logging in the forest....read more

Ruling May Bring An End To Old-Growth Logging On Mt. Hood
03/08/2007

A federal judge signed an order this week that environmentalists say effectively ends "old growth logging" on Mount Hood....read more

Blumenauer expects timber payments will be less
02/22/2007

Congress is unlikely to reauthorize the full amount Oregon has been receiving under recently expired legislation that helped counties offset lost timber revenues, U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer said Wednesday....read more

Dying on the fire lines
02/21/2007

By JEFF BARNARD Associated Press writer

GRANTS PASS, Ore. -- Two dozen firefighters died last year battling wildfires across the nation, a number that has increased in the face of drier...read more

Pombo Finds a New Home
02/21/2007

It looks like environmental groups are going to have Richard Pombo to kick around again....read more

Senators try new master plan for Mount Hood
02/21/2007

U.S. Senators Ron Wyden, D-Ore., and Gordon Smith, R-Ore., are trying once again to get a master plan for Mount Hood through Congress....read more

Lawmakers reintroduce Mt. Hood wilderness bill
02/21/2007

Sens. Ron Wyden and Gordon Smith hope a new Congress will get different results....read more

Bush again proposes selling national forest land
02/06/2007

And for the second year, Western lawmakers and environmentalists blasted the plan....read more

Experts see hope for timber industry
02/05/2007

Oregon still is the nation's largest lumber producer....read more

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