Federal judge tosses out new rules governing national forests

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 more

Judge stops Mount Hood forest timber sale

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 more

Judge blocks timber sale in Mount Hood forest

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

Ruling May Bring An End To Old-Growth Logging On Mt. Hood

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

Blumenauer expects timber payments will be less

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 more

Dying on the fire lines

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 more

Pombo Finds a New Home

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

Senators try new master plan for Mount Hood

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 more

Lawmakers reintroduce Mt. Hood wilderness bill

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

Bush again proposes selling national forest land

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

Experts see hope for timber industry

Oregon still is the nation's largest lumber more

Westerners take pre-emptive strike at land-sales-for-schools concept

A bipartisan group of Western lawmakers are working overtime to secure funding to reauthorize a multibillion-dollar program that compensates states and counties for the loss of logging-related revenue from national more

Senate Panel Examines Firefighting Costs

A growing debate about the increasing federal costs of firefighting and the best fire prevention methods will begin to flare in the Senate this more

Bitterroot recreation sites up for review

The Bitterroot National Forest's recreation program is awash in red more