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  • Timber towns search for a new economy

    North Fork, Calif., and other struggling timber towns resent the fact that the Framework places survival of the owl above survival of the logging industry.

  • Loggers got scant help as industry toppled

    A new study shows that logging communities received little of the economic help promised to them when the timber industry collapsed in the Northwest during the 1990s

  • Timber companies export logs - and jobs - to Asia

    Superior, Montana, fights to close loopholes that allow log exports.

  • Trees are more than logs

    Growing Sustainable Forest Enterprises, An Intermountain Idea Fair, will show how communities can take better advantage of logging.

  • An open letter to Andy Kerr in rural Oregon

    Oregon writer muses on how Andy Kerr will fit into his new community.

  • The progress of freewheeling consensus jeopardized as feds pull back

    An unusual group, the Applegate Partnership, tries to build consensus among environmentalists and loggers in southern Oregon.

  • A new world in the woods

    In many Western communities, forest workers are quietly converting their skills from industrial logging to forest restoration.

  • Landmark timber deal stops Seattle sprawl

    Overwhelmed by development in this bedroom community near Seattle, the town of Snoqualmie finds an ally in the Evergreen Forest Trust, which has purchased a huge tree farm that will enable logging to continue, and block sprawl.

  • Bush takes a swing at community forestry

    Hit hard by reduced federal timber harvests, Pacific Northwest communities now learn that President Bush wants to eliminate the $12.5 million Forest Service budget that would have assisted them with fire season and watershed restoration.

  • Timberlands up for grabs

    As the West’s privately owned timberlands go up for sale, small towns like Glenwood, Wash., are working to buy local forests and manage them for the good of the community

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