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  • A county writes strict logging rules

    Rio Arriba County, N.M., a pro-logging area, passes a far-reaching law to mandate environmentally responsible logging.

  • A new world in the woods

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

  • A quiet victory in Quincy

    The controversial forest management plan put together by the Quincy Library Group in California is signed into law without much fanfare, as members of the consensus group brace for the next round of fighting over the forest.

  • A tie that binds: county income and timber

    Former Curry County, Ore., commissioner Peg Reagan has founded a grassroots group, the Conservation Leaders Network, to work on environmental issues and break the connection between county coffers and federal timber contracts.

  • A timber country memoir

    Robert Leo Heilman's "Overstory: Zero; Real Life in Timber Country" portrays life in a logging community.

  • A timber town learns to care for the forest

    Lakeview, Ore., survived the drop in the timber economy by learning to take care of its forests

  • A timber town rallies for roads

    Idaho Republican Rep. Helen Chenoweth takes part in a rally in the timber town of Cascade, Idaho, to protest the Forest Service's road-building moratorium.

  • A timber town yells for help

    Town officials in Forks, Wash., which has been badly hit by logging restrictions, complain to the state government that they were promised economic assistance.

  • A ‘nature girl’ remembers a dying lumber town

    An ardent conservationist remembers her childhood in a California timber town that cut itself out of existence

  • An open letter to Andy Kerr in rural Oregon

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

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