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MY VOICE: The science behind the assumptions -- Guest Opinion

Recently, I drove up the Lostine River corridor and hiked the trail in the Eagle Cap Wilderness giving me a good opportunity to review a Forest Service proposal to log the river corridor. 42 more words

Guest Opinion

Hanging Lake Emergency Calls Stretching Resources Thin

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. (CBS4) – Hanging Lake might be a victim of its own popularity.

In going to the trail right off Interstate 70, you’re not supposed to go off the trail or get into the lake, but many people ignore the signs, and it’s putting a strain on first responders. 151 more words

News

Oregon company sees bright future in tall wooden buildings

Freres Lumber is building a new plant to make mass plywood panels.

Freres Lumber Co. of Lyons, Ore., has received a $250,000 U.S. Forest Service grant that will help it gear up for what the company sees as an emerging market: Using wood products in tall building construction. 44 more words

Capital Press

Ranchers fume as ‘Rainbow Family’ set to camp on federal land in Oregon

Allowing thousands of make-shift campers on sensitive habitat doesn’t sit well with ranchers who must follow strict grazing rules.

The U.S. Forest Service acknowledged there isn’t much it can do about a “Rainbow Family” gathering expected to bring thousands of counter-culture types to the Malheur National Forest in Eastern Oregon over the next two weeks.

Source: Capital Press

Capital Press

Guest column: Broken system hurts recreation and logging

Opponents of active management on national forests often claim it degrades recreational opportunities on public lands. Yet two recent news stories demonstrate why that claim is flawed. 9 more words

Bend Bulletin

Erik Lukens column: Spotted owls ruffle feathers at Cultus Lake

Forest Service seeks alternative to absurd summer-long shutdown.

The spotted owl, a threatened species, isn’t the most commonly found critter in Oregon’s forests. But with the exception of… 77 more words

Opinion

Editorial: Good for the Forest Service on Cultus Lake

News that the public campground at Cultus Lake, just over 50 miles southwest of Bend, will be open for a “substantial” time this summer was good to hear. 56 more words

Opinion