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  • Salvage logging speeds up

    With the Forest Service’s Biscuit Fire salvage logging program acknowledged to be a failure, Oregon Reps. Greg Walden and Gordon Smith want to speed up future post-fire logging

  • Monster wildfires have become the new normal

    Monster wildfires have become the new normal

    Wildfires cannot be entirely prevented by logging or anything else, but small-scale prescribed burns can help make them less destructive.

  • Study questions value of post-fire logging

    A group of scientists at Oregon State University’s College of Forestry publish a controversial study saying salvage logging may actually slow forest recovery

  • Of salvage logging and salvation

    If we truly want to "salvage" our forests – and the rest of our environment – we need to think beyond salvage logging, and acknowledge that the value of dead trees cannot be measured in board-feet alone

  • Old-growth sales end in courts

    A judge rules against a plan to salvage-log old-growth wood from the Timbered Rock Fire in Oregon, and the ruling could affect other proposed fire sales in old-growth forests

  • Unsalvageable

    Despite angry environmentalists, rotting timber, and unenthusiastic logging companies, the Bush administration is determined to push logging on roadless land burned by the Biscuit Fire in southwestern Oregon

  • The Latest Bounce

    Forest Service accidentally cuts a designated botanical area in southwest Oregon; California, New Mexico and Oregon sue Bush administration over repeal of Roadless Rule; Utah won’t let group test Great Salt Lake fish for mercury; BLM admits grazing regs need more work

  • Weathering the academic storm

    Dan Donato, whose controversial study on salvage logging sparked an academic firestorm, talks about his research and all it provoked

  • Massive logging plan shakes Northwest

    The proposed salvage logging of the Biscuit Fire area in Oregon’s Siskiyou Forest is one of the largest timber sales in history, and critics say it’s not only ecologically dangerous, but undermines the Roadless Rule

  • High-stakes logging plan gets go-ahead

    The large-scale salvage logging planned for the Biscuit Fire area in southern Oregon and Northern California marks the first time logging has been approved on land previously protected by the Roadless Rule

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