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Communities Around White Clouds Sharply Split Over Proposal

In the late 1960's, ASARCO wanted to build a massive open pit mine under these two peaks. The one on the left is Castle Peak and on the right is Merriam Peak deep in the White Cloud mountains.

by Aaron Kunz

The Boulder-White Cloud Mountains in Idaho are rugged, located in the heart of the state’s mid-section. But a divide over how to use the mountain land and potential action from the Obama Administration has residents of the area sharply split.


BC Mine Dam Break Threatens Northwest Fisheries

Aug. 7, 2014 | by Ed Schoenfeld

Oregon Governor Says Wildfires Point To Need For Forest Thinning

Aug. 6, 2014 | by Liam Moriarty

Study Says Poor Planning Contributes To Wildfire Costs

Aug. 1, 2014 | by Liam Moriarty

How Drones Could Make Forest Restoration Easier

July 31, 2014 | by Courtney Flatt

Portland State Students Turn Pallets Into Pickathon Stage

July 31, 2014 | by Rob Manning

Oregon Will Tap Catastrophic Insurance Policy To Cover Firefighting Costs

July 30, 2014 | by Amelia Templeton

Should A Controversial Oregon Timber Harvest Become A Regional Model?

July 29, 2014 | by Devan Schwartz

Donors Pay To Test Seawater For Traces Of Fukushima Radiation

July 24, 2014 | by Tom Banse

A State Forest In Oregon Could Be Sold To Timber Companies

July 23, 2014 | by Devan Schwartz

Forest Service Expands Ban On Exploding Targets

July 23, 2014 | by AP

Obama Attributes Wildfires To Climate Change

July 23, 2014 | by AP

New Report: Oso Landslide Rooted In Long History Of Slides

July 22, 2014 | by Ashley Ahearn

Ag Secretary In Oregon To Tout Conservation Partnerships

July 17, 2014 | by Alexi Horowitz

Panel: Vancouver Site Zoned OK For Oil Terminal

July 16, 2014 | by AP

Massive Diesel Spill Cleanup Nears Completion

July 16, 2014 | by East Oregonian

Lottery Winner Fined For Illegal Land Clearing On San Juan Island

July 14, 2014 | by John Ryan

Mount St. Helens Drilling Foes Claim Victory

July 10, 2014 | by Eric Florip

Coastal County Tries Tax Gambit To Stop Recreation Fees

July 8, 2014 | by Tom Banse

Scientists Ask Obama To Protect Old Growth Forest

June 25, 2014 | by AP

Scientists Take A Look Deep Beneath Mount St. Helens

June 23, 2014 | by John Ryan

What Climate Change Could Mean For Your Grape Juice

June 20, 2014 | by Courtney Flatt

Conservation Group Files Lawsuit Against Timber Sale Near Oregon’s Crater Lake National Park

June 19, 2014 | by Angela Kellner

Oregon Completes Controversial Sales Of State-Owned Coastal Forestlands

June 12, 2014 | by Devan Schwartz

Marbled Murrelet Sightings Bring New Legal Challenge Re: Elliott State Forest

June 3, 2014 | by Devan Schwartz

Richland Natural Preserve Supporters Hope For More Study Of Planned Road

May 30, 2014 | by Anna King

New Rules Make It Easier To Log Damaged Federal Forestland

May 27, 2014 | by Cassandra Profita

More Money Sought For Landslide Research

May 19, 2014 | by AP

Oregon Growers Say Vineyards Withering From Herbicide Drift

May 14, 2014 | by Eric Mortenson

No Logging Moratorium In Wake Of Oso Landslide

May 13, 2014 | by Tom Banse

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by Amelia Templeton, Tony Schick

Protesters have spent the past six months living in the woods on a ridge near Roseburg, Oregon to try to prevent logging on the site. It sounds like an old story, but there’s a new twist. A forestry professor says the logging was designed to mimic nature.


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by Tony Schick

New wildfire data published for the first time this year by the U.S. Forest Service is available in an interactive map from EarthFix.


Study: Development Along Oregon, Washington Public Forests Has More Than Doubled

by Tony Schick

Development on the edge of public forests has more than doubled since the mid 1970s in Oregon and Washington, which has a host of ecological consequences, including higher risk of wildfires and invasive species spread.



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