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Vicki Christiansen to stay on as head of Forest Service
Vicki Christiansen to stay on as head of Forest Service
Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue appoints a permanent Forest Service chief.
Republicans tout hemp’s potential
Republicans tout hemp’s potential
The crop could be a lifeline for struggling agricultural communities.
GMO grass is creeping across Oregon
GMO grass is creeping across Oregon
Missteps by agribusiness giants allowed the invasion. Now they’re off the hook for cleanup.
Scott Pruitt’s ethics violations haven’t stopped his rollbacks
Scott Pruitt’s ethics violations haven’t stopped his rollbacks
Beleagured by investigations, the EPA chief continues to unravel protections.
Conservation takes a hit in early version of farm bill
Conservation takes a hit in early version of farm bill
The bill that shapes the U.S. ag economy provides big money for land protections.
Forest Service chief resigns over allegations of sexual misconduct
Forest Service chief resigns over allegations of sexual misconduct
Tony Tooke stepped down from his role but disputes allegations against him.
In Oregon, a peculiar case for protecting the beaver
In Oregon, a peculiar case for protecting the beaver
Using the Endangered Species Act, a novel strategy could protect keystone species.
Why Western wildfires are getting more expensive
Why Western wildfires are getting more expensive
This year’s fire season was the costliest on record, burning more than 9 million acres.
Oregonians experiment with a new model to prevent megafire
Oregonians experiment with a new model to prevent megafire
A collaborative community-based project tackles overgrown forests.
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