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Cui bono? – Discussing aerial forest firefighting

A rough estimate of (business) interest in aerial firefighting

In general, only 10% of a fire management budget is spent on fuel load management for prevention and 90 % are spent on fire suppression. 595 more words

Forest Risks

Column: Public deserves an honest debate over logging and wildfires

About the same number of fires started on private land as on federal land. However, over 95 percent of the acres burned were on federal land. 83 more words

Guest Opinion

Senate endorses forest equity for Coquille Tribe

After more than 20 years, the Coquille Indian Tribe finally may be freed from unfairly cumbersome forest management rules.

The U.S. Senate voted Thursday to pass the Western Oregon Tribal Fairness Act, which “decouples” the Coquille Tribal Forest from federal land management rules. 25 more words

The World

Guest Opinion: All the king’s horses can't make wildfires go away

State Sen. Alan DeBoer recently convened town hall meetings in Medford and Ashland on last summer’s wildfires and actions under consideration at the state Legislature. What we hoped would be an informed discussion became a venue for DeBoer to promote unfounded theories, point fingers and dismiss real dialogue. 66 more words

Guest Opinion

Major Tribal Land And Forestry Bill Headed For President Trump's Desk

A major piece of legislation championed by Congressman Peter DeFazio has cleared both houses of Congress, that – if enacted – will benefit three Native American tribes in Oregon. 57 more words


Creating a sustainable and inclusive forest-based bioeconomy in Europe

New EFI study assesses the scientific evidence

by Rach Colling

The bioeconomy has mobilised significant investments in technology, research and innovation. New and innovative bio-products and related services have emerged, and related niche markets show dynamic growth. 361 more words