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  • Judge puts kibosh on logging plan

    A federal judge rules that the Burn Area Recovery Plan, which would log Montana's Bitterroot National Forest, must be put on hold until the Forest Service gives the public a chance to appeal.

  • Where there's smoke wood, there's less fire

    Working under a special-use cutting permit from the Forest Service, Ed LaRose is harvesting alligator juniper to produce smoke-wood chips and a high profit.

  • A landslide suit for salmon

    An Oregon environmental coalition is suing the state saying that 20-foot-wide logging buffers besides streams do little to prevent landslides in salmon habitat.

  • Forest protection under the knife

    The Bush administration bows to pressure from the logging industry to revise the Clinton-era Northwest Forest Plan.

  • Logging for water creates a buzz

    In Colorado, a long-dead notion to clear-cut forests to increase water runoff is resurrected in a time of drought.

  • Don Ewy is no timber beast

    Environmentalist, logger and HCN reader Don Ewy wonders who vandalized the bulldozer he used to selectively log trees in the North Fork State Forest in Colorado.

  • Two laws collide in the Northwest woods

    Stimson Lumber Company says the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act entitles it to build at least 21 miles of new road through endangered species habitat in the Selkirk Range of Idaho and Washington.

  • U.S. mills fall under Canadian ax

    In the new global economy, U.S. sawmills are going out of business, unable to compete with cheap timber coming from Canada, where environmental regulations are much looser.

  • Bush will edit NW Forest Plan

    The Bush administration aims to overhaul the Clinton-bred forestry plan, and environmentalists pledge to oppose efforts to dilute it.

  • Forests could lose environmental review

    Some congressional conservatives are trying to eliminate the analysis of forest-thinning projects that is required by the National Environmental Policy Act.

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