After the active fire season of 2017, residents, scientists and land managers throughout Southern Oregon and Northern California have been debating the purported benefits and environmental impacts of post-fire logging. 46 more words
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The money will go toward establishing new rules for protecting endangered species while setting guidelines for timber harvesting and recreational use.
Federal and state funds totaling $1 million have been set aside to study a new endangered species protection plan in Oregon forests, a decade after a similar effort stalled amid controversy. 48 more words
What do we mean when we talk about forest policy and governance? We also mean resilience. The Second International Forest Policy Meeting has presented it quite clearly. 666 more words
There’s broad agreement that fire plays a vital role in forest ecology in the West. Many of our problems with severe wildfires can be traced, at least in part, to a century of putting fires out, rather than letting them clean up excess forest fuels. 63 more words
In the West, forest fires have become more frequent and intense in the past 50 years. Wallowa Resources, based out of Enterprise, has partnered with Oregon State University, University of Colorado, University of New Hampshire, and University of Louisville to create an innovative research collaboration — Communities and Forests in Oregon (CAFOR). 27 more words
Last summer, we again saw our skies choked with the smoke of catastrophic fires that charred over 710,000 acres in Oregon. Enough is enough. We can do better than watching our public lands burn and endanger the health and safety of our communities. 57 more words