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Forest Service's wildfire policies evolved at fortuitous time for them | Guest Commentary

The fledgling Forest Service established in 1905 found a mission for itself after the 1910 Burn charred more than 3.5 million acres across Idaho and Montana. 76 more words

Guest Opinion

Wallowa County Commissioners find ears open to forestry issues

The overall consensus was that a breath of fresh air is blowing across the landscape of forestry issues in Eastern Oregon.

County Commissioners from six eastern Oregon counties discussed the changes and other topics with U.S. 21 more words

U.S. Congress

Crosstalk: Is federal forest policy sound? -- Guest Opinion(s)

Pro – The public outrage against the 15-year-old Vancouver boy suspected of throwing a firework from the Eagle Creek trail and igniting a major wildfire is understandable but misplaced….. 44 more words

Guest Opinion

Wildfires may be a wakeup call to urban residents

Critics sometimes describe federal forest policy as “paralysis by analysis.”

Portland’s downtown disappeared from view this week as thick smoke from wildfires settled in for an uncomfortable stay. 56 more words

Capital Press

Freeman testifies on forest policy in Congressional hearing

In Washington, D.C., today Douglas County Commissioner Tim Freeman asked Congress to pass reforms to improve the health of federally-owned forests and create jobs in rural, forested communities. 43 more words

Douglas County News-Review