Forestry Dept.: Thin 100k Acres In Eastern Oregon

By Jim McCoy Wed 3rd December Newsforestrytimber industry
A team of scientists in northeastern Oregon has proposed a 10-year project to thin 100,000 acres of national forest that's dense with underbrush and at risk for a big fire. The effort is a result of a decision a year ago by U.S.Read More »

Industrial Fire Precaution Level Raised

By Jim McCoy Thu 9th August Newsfire protectionforestry

Effective Friday at 12:01 a.m., the Rogue River- Siskiyou National Forest will enter Industrial Fire Precaution Level Two.  This change will apply to all ranger districts across the forest, including High Cascades, Siskiyou Mountains, Wild Rivers, Gold Beach and Powers.Read More »

Forest Service Announces Biomass Grants

By Jim McCoy Thu 2nd August Newsbiomassforestry

The U.S. Forest Service has made $1.3 million in grants for wood energy projects in the Pacific Northwest. One of their aims is help expand regional economies and create jobs. The grants are part of nearly $4 million in grants distributed nationwide.Read More »

Report: Oregon Timber Harvest Increases in 2011

By Jim McCoy Tue 10th July Newseconomyforestrytimber industry

State officials say log exports helped boost Oregon's timber harvest to increase for the second year in a row.
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