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Next U.S. Capitol Christmas tree to hail from Willamette National Forest; first time Springfield-based forest will have the honor

America’s top Christmas tree producing state — will be providing a tree next Christmas for the Capitol in Washington, D.C.

And the tree will come from the Sweet Home Ranger District of the Willamette National Forest, the U.S. 25 more words

The Register-Guard

Cost To Cut Your Own Christmas Tree Could Go Up

DENVER (CBS4) – Christmas is still about 340 days away, but now is the time to weigh in on a proposal that would double the cost cutting your own tree. 41 more words

News

Greater Hells Canyon Council sues Forest Service

Group claims federal agency is not protecting threatened plant.

A La Grande environmental group announced Wednesday afternoon it is suing the U.S. Forest Service over the risk cattle grazing poses to Spalding’s catchfly, a plant listed as federally threatened on the Endangered Species List. 17 more words

Lawsuits

Group files lawsuit to block grazing to protect Spalding’s catchfly

Conservationists in northeast Oregon are suing the U.S. Forest Service for reauthorizing livestock grazing on 44,000 acres of grasslands within the Hells Canyon National Recreation Area. 39 more words

Capital Press

Feds set aside $4.4 million to reduce wildfire risk in Oregon 

Work will be done on national forests and adjacent private lands in Deschutes, Lake and Tillamook counties.

Federal agencies are investing $32 million nationwide and $4.4 million in three Oregon projects designed to reduce wildfire risk from the Coast Range to the high desert. 14 more words

Capital Press

My View: Forest Service failed to protect lodge

Losing Multnomah Falls Lodge to a forest fire would have been extremely poor public relations for the Forest Service, the agency that brought you Smokey Bear. 56 more words

Portland Tribune

Salvage logging eyed for Chetco Bar

The U.S. Forest Service is planning on salvage logging later this year in about 8 percent of its acres burned in last year’s 191,197-acre Chetco Bar fire in Curry County, a move timber advocates welcomed and one conservation group called “something we can live with.” 7 more words

East Oregonian