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

Green Vs. 'Green'

Mount Hood Forest watchdogs worry that a federal study could lead to more more

Forest Service: no more environmental analysis of forest plans

Long-term management plans for national forests will no longer go through a formal environmental impact statement, the U.S. Forest Service announced more

Old-Growth Forests 'Are Key Carbon Sinks'

Old-growth forest might store far more carbon than previously thought, making their preservation a higher priority in carbon trading and other efforts to tackle global more

Salvage Logging Bill Dead For Year

Two GOP senators pledge to revive logging bill in '07 Forests - Time runs out on a proposal backed by Gordon Smith of Oregon and Idaho's Mike more

Departing Congress may ditch Hood bill

Land trade provision in current Mt. Hood protection bill may cause delay of vote until next session of more