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Nov 22, 2012 at 10:03 AM
The last building block of the Obama administration's strategy unveiled Wednesday to keep the northern spotted owl from extinction nearly doubles the amount of Northwest national forest land dedicated to protecting the bird by the Bush administration four years ago.
Jul 23, 2011 at 10:05 AM
When forest harvest levels fell 82 percent on public forest lands in the years after passage of the Northwest Forest Plan, forests became a significant carbon “sink” for the first time in decades.
Jun 30, 2011 at 11:13 AM
After two decades on the list of endangered plants and animals, the northern spotted owl is losing ground faster than previously thought, federal agency managers said Thursday.
Jun 28, 2011 at 1:34 PM
After months of tinkering, the Obama administration is due out this week with its last-ditch plan for saving the northern spotted owl from extinction.
Mar 28, 2011 at 2:58 PM
After nearly 30 years of non-stop court and political battles, the Obama administration hopes two of the authors of the Northwest Forest Plan can show federal agencies a new path forward.
Feb 12, 2011 at 11:51 AM
Federal biologists are pondering whether they should start shot-gunning hundreds, if not thousands, of barred owls to keep them from driving spotted owls to extinction even faster.
Oct 26, 2010 at 8:51 AM
Interior Secretary Ken Salazar met with the timber industry and conservation groups Monday to find a way out of decades of bitter conflict over logging in Western Oregon.
Jul 22, 2010 at 3:33 PM
Economists have noted that the prosperity enjoyed by timber towns in the 1980s is unlikely to come back any time soon.
Oct 14, 2009 at 12:44 PM
Interior Secretary Ken Salazar has announced a crop of timber sales for U.S. Bureau of Land Management lands that will help keep Oregon mills open while the Obama administration works on a long-term forest management strategy.
Jul 16, 2009 at 8:31 PM
The Obama administration on Thursday scrapped the Bush administration's last-ditch attempt to boost logging in Northwest forests by scaling back protection for the northern spotted owl.
Jul 16, 2009 at 12:15 PM
The Obama administration is withdrawing the Bush administration's last attempt at increasing logging in Northwest forests occupied by northern spotted owls and salmon.
Jun 18, 2009 at 9:35 AM
"I wouldn't go so far as to say there is peace in the valley, but we are closer than ever before," said Shane Jimerfield, director of the Siskiyou Project, a local conservation group that grew out of logging protests.
Jul 22, 2008 at 6:48 AM
The weak housing market is sending the Oregon timber industry into a steep decline with a 12 percent decrease in timber harvests last year, but that's not the only issue facing local lumber mill companies.
Jun 20, 2008 at 9:27 AM
In dry forests, trees older than 150 years could not be cut, but younger trees in those stands would be logged to reduce fire danger, improve forest health, and promote fish and wildlife habitat.
Sep 18, 2007 at 5:29 PM
The Bureau of Land Management is making adjustments to a 1994 plan, the new draft significantly increases the amount of land up for timber harvest sales