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Forestry Department To Expand Firefighting Tanker Fleet

By Jim McCoy Tue 20th May NewsUS Forest Servicewildfires
The U.S. Forest Service says it is adding four aircraft to its firefighting fleet as California recovers from a spate of blazes and other fire-prone states brace for another hot, dry summer. In a statement, the service said it will have a second DC10, which can carry up to 11,600 gallons of retardant, and three smaller planes that can carry up to 3,000 gallons.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 »

Walden Stressing Preparation For Wildfire Season for Forest Service and BLM

Oregon Second District Rep. Greg Walden announced today that he has written to the Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Forest Service outlining his concerns about the upcoming wildfire season in Oregon.Read 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 »

Bear Camp Road Open

By Jim McCoy Tue 22nd May Newsrecreational newsUS Forest Service

The U.S. Forest Service says Bear Camp Road is now open for the 2012 recreational season. Due to lower levels of snow last winter, crews were able to make quick progress plowing the road. All seasonal gate closures, including Peavine-Serpintine and Galice Access Roads have been lifted.Read More »

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