Forestry Board Revisits Logging Rules

By Jim McCoy Tue 21st July NewsloggingOregon Board of Forestry

The Oregon Board of Forestry is considering how much to increase the number of trees that must be left standing along small and medium streams on private timberlands to shade the water and keep it cool for salmon.

Studies have shown current rules don't do enough to maintain shade along small and medium streams.

The more trees left standing, the better the chance ofRead More »

28 Timber Sales Canceled Over Threatened Sea Bird

By Jim McCoy Wed 5th February Newsloggingmarbeled murrelet
The Oregon Department of Forestry has agreed to cancel 28 timber sales on state forests because they threaten the survival of a sea bird that nests in large old trees. The proposed settlement filed Wednesday in U.S.Read More »

Shutdown On National Forest Logging Lifted

By Jim McCoy Thu 17th October NewsloggingUS Forest Service
The U.S. Forest Service is lifting a logging ban on national forests imposed as part of the government shutdown. The agency filed documents in U.S. District Court in Medford on Thursday saying that contract officers will start notifying timber purchasers that they can resume work.Read More »

Environmentalists Ramping Up Challenge To Logging Plans

By Jim McCoy Tue 27th August NewsenvironmentalistsloggingSen. Ron Wyden
Environmentalists are ramping up their campaign against a proposal to increase logging in federal forests in western Oregon. The Oregonian (http://bit.ly/19KJ6cV) reports that one environmental group has made the disputed forests No.Read More »

Public Comment Drawing To Close on Crater Lake Logging

By Jim McCoy Wed 27th February NewsBybee Timber Salelogging
Timber and environmental groups are debating a logging proposal on the western border of Crater Lake National Park. The public comment period ends Thursday on an environmental assessment, and the Forest Service could approve logging or conduct a more exhaustive environmental impact statement. The Oregonian reports environmentalists have gathered 10,000 comments in opposition to Read More »

Oregon Timber Exports [VIDEO]

By admin Mon 16th July Newsloggingtimber

Increased timber sales in Oregon is a ‘good news’, ‘not so good news’ report on Oregon’s lumber industry. State officials say the 2011 harvest is up 13% from the previous year. But that didn’t help the entire industry. Timber officials say the raw material cost pushed the price up for mills because what was sent was unprocessed wood.Read More »

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Capitol Demonstrators Protest Land Board Decision on Logging

Demonstrators protesting plans to increase logging on state land have invaded the Oregon Capitol.

     A handful of demonstrators chained themselves together Monday in the offices of State Treasurer Ted Wheeler and Secretary of State Kate Brown.  About two dozen others sang songs, chanted and marched through the Capitol. 
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