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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.

  • BLM rolls back environmental review

    The BLM adds 11 new categorical exclusions to the National Environmental Policy Act that will make it easier for salvage logging, grazing and energy exploration

  • Riding high on political inappropriations

    The omnibus appropriations bill just passed by Congress contained more than a few anti-environmental riders, but not all of them survived for the president’s pen to sign

  • Evolution of a timber family

    A Northwestern family finds itself in the midst of heated controversy over ecology and economics when it has to decide how to manage its timber farm

  • 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

  • Weathering the academic storm

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

  • Clinton-era roadless rule is back... for now

    A federal judge has reinstated President Clinton’s roadless rule protecting forests in the Lower 48 states, but the decision seems to have only confused the issue of forest management and is likely to end up back in court

  • Follow-up

    BLM raises mining claim fees; scientists sign report criticizing Bush administration’s misuse of science; Biscuit Fire salvage logging plan criticized by timber industry; and the wrong waste has been going to WIPP

  • In fire’s aftermath, salvage logging makes a comeback

    Despite the warnings of scientists who say it’s a bad idea, the Bush administration is eager to log trees burned by the Biscuit Fire in Oregon’s Siskiyou National Forest

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