Efforts help Forest Service continue work after budget cuts
Molly Johnson had been hiking in the Deschutes National Forest for years, but in 2013, she started to notice a disturbing trend. 55 more words
DENVER (AP) – Colorado’s beetle-infested forests are peppered with an estimated 834 million standing dead trees that threaten to worsen wildfires and degrade vital water supplies that flow from mountains, officials said Wednesday. 503 more words
It may be 12 years overdue, but the U.S. Forest Service is inching closer to revising the outmoded Blue Mountains Forest Plan.
A final environmental impact statement, or EIS, may be ready by the end of June, according to Victoria Anne, revision team leader. 35 more words
Douglas County government and local schools will be hit hard this year by a loss of funding from U.S. Forest Service timber receipts.
Counties across the country will be affected by a 90 percent reduction in timber payments in the wake of the loss of Secure Rural Schools funds. 74 more words
$2 million ODOT grant will expand firefighting operations
Prineville will use a $2 million state grant to help pay for improvements that will bring jobs to the Prineville Airport, relieve aviation congestion and make it easier for the U.S. 26 more words
Program has not been reauthorized
A U.S. Forest Service program that infused rural communities with millions to make up for lost timber revenue is drying up, and that means Oregon will see a 90 percent reduction in the payments that have kept critical services afloat in many counties since environmental rules curtailed logging nearly 30 years ago. 14 more words