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Dec 12, 2012 at 8:00 AM

DALLAS, Ore. (AP) — A former Weyerhaeuser sawmill in a county that a state economist calls a "poster child" for the decline of the wood products industry is being dismantled, extinguishing faint hopes that somebody would revive...
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 26, 2012 at 6:00 AM
The northern spotted owl, a threatened species in the Pacific Northwest, would actually benefit in the long run from active management of the forest lands that form its primary habitat and are increasingly vulnerable to stand-replacing fire,...
Jun 29, 2012 at 8:44 PM
Members of Congress from timber country came through Friday with a promised one-year extension of federal payments to rural counties dominated by federal lands.
Mar 24, 2012 at 1:31 AM
More details have come out about a proposal to increase logging on certain federal lands in Oregon to help struggling timber counties, but the idea's future in Congress remains uncertain.
Mar 8, 2012 at 1:02 PM
The Senate has agreed to keep compensating rural counties for a decline in federal timber payments because of environmental protections for the spotted owl, salmon and other species.
Mar 2, 2012 at 2:17 PM
The widespread impact — money goes to more than 700 counties in 41 states — could be the program's salvation in tough budget times.
Feb 28, 2012 at 12:05 PM
To save the endangered spotted owl, the Obama administration is moving forward with a plan to shoot barred owls, a rival bird that has shoved its smaller cousin aside.
Feb 2, 2012 at 11:51 AM
Conservation groups are offering a different approach to the fiscal crisis facing timber counties in Oregon.
Oct 15, 2011 at 11:30 AM
Oregon's history of logging. >>> Timber capital of the world .Between the 1940s and the 1980s much of Oregon was treated as a giant timber factory. Then came the listing, under the Endangered...
By defordphotoinc
Channel: Events
Oct 11, 2011 at 10:52 AM
Top state officials have voted in Salem to approve a new way of protecting threatened species such as salmon and spotted owls on the Elliott State Forest so that they can increase timber harvests and provide a little more money to schools.
Sep 30, 2011 at 12:31 PM
A federal law that has sent billions of dollars to schools and counties in timber country is expiring, and there is no clear picture of what lies ahead.
Aug 15, 2011 at 8:43 AM
Billionaire investor Warren Buffett is calling on the so-called "mega-rich" to pay more in taxes.
Jul 27, 2011 at 11:50 AM
A group of protesters have constructed a platform in some trees in the Elliott State Forest, along with a road blockade. This is the same area where Earth First! protesters were arrested back in 2009.
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.