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Oregon DSL Scraps State Forest Sale

By Jim McCoy Mon 8th December NewsElliott State Foresttimber sale
A proposal to sell the Elliott State Forest because environmental protections make it impossible to log enough to continue generating money for public schools is being dropped. After months of meeting with the public and interest groups, the Department of State Lands has concluded most people want the forest in the Coast Range south of Reedsport to remain open to the public. A rRead More »

Judge Halts Timber Sale

A federal judge has blocked a proposed logging project on the Willamette National Forest, saying the government must first do an environmental impact statement. Two environmental groups challenged the 2,100-acre Goose Project. A representative told the Eugene Register-Guard the ruling means residents who didn't hear about the sale until last spring will have a chance to have theRead More »

Conservationists Seek Court Action On Timber Sale Near Crater Lake

By Jim McCoy Thu 3rd January Newsenvironmental groupstimber sale
Conservation groups plan court action to modify a timber sale on national forest land outside Crater Lake National Park. The groups formally notified the U.S. Forest Service on Wednesday that they will go to court unless it agrees to changes in the DBug timber sale on the Umpqua National Forest.Read More »

Timber Sales Put On Hold By Courts

By Jim McCoy Tue 27th November Newsenvironmental groupstimber sale
A federal judge has put 11 state forest timber sales on hold while she considers a lawsuit contending they threaten the survival of the marbled murrelet, a protected seabird that nests in old growth forests. The preliminary injunction issued last week is a blow to the new endangered species conservation policy adopted by the state to produce more timber from state forests. Besides the 11 tiRead More »

Conservation Group Seeks To Halt Timber Sale

By Jim McCoy Thu 27th September Newsenvironmental groupstimber sale
Conservation groups are suing to stop a federal timber sale they say will destroy dwindling habitat for a tiny tree-top dwelling rodent called the red tree vole. The lawsuit filed Wednesday in federal court in Eugene challenges the Rickard Creek timber sale by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management.Read More »


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