Stories tagged: logging
TUESDAY, FEB. 14, 2017, 5:03 P.M.
State Land Board votes to sell Oregon’s oldest state forest
Oregon’s state Land Board voted 2-1 on Tuesday to sell the state’s oldest public forest.
SATURDAY, FEB. 11, 2017, 1 P.M.
Forest audit finds Idaho loggers following state rules
Idaho’s logging rules intended to protect water quality in streams inhabited by fish are effective and loggers are following those rules, state officials say.
UPDATED: TUESDAY, FEB. 7, 2017, 2:18 P.M.
Forest audit finds Idaho loggers following state rules
Officials say Idaho’s logging rules intended to protect water quality in streams inhabited by fish are effective and that loggers are following those rules. The Idaho 2016 Interagency Forest Practices …
FRIDAY, DEC. 30, 2016, 1:25 P.M.
New wood technology may offer hope for struggling timber
D.R. Johnson Lumber Co. in Oregon is one of two U.S. timber mills making a new wood product that’s the buzz of the construction industry. It’s called cross-laminated timber, or …
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 21, 2016, 12:30 P.M.
Judge stops logging on former portion of Elliot State Forest
A federal judge has banned logging on a former piece of Elliot State Forest near Coos Bay.
FRIDAY, DEC. 16, 2016
100 years ago in Inland Northwest: Under pressure from Wobblies, companies agree to plan to improve logging camps
From our archive, 100 years ago The region’s logging operators, 36 companies in all, were nearing agreement on a plan to make life easier for the men and women in …
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 14, 2016, 4:06 A.M.
Fate of Oregon’s oldest state forest is examined
Oregon’s top elected state leaders heard at times heated testimony on Tuesday about the proposed sale of the Elliott State Forest, whose lumber proceeds help fund the state’s schools, to …
MONDAY, DEC. 5, 2016, 4:07 P.M.
Neighbors question state agency’s decision to log cedar grove near Lake Pend Oreille
A 40-acre grove of cedar trees near Lake Pend Oreille could be logged next summer to generate cash for the Idaho Department of Fish and Game.
FRIDAY, DEC. 2, 2016, 8:26 A.M.
Idaho officials sell commercial properties for $17.3 million
Idaho officials have sold seven commercial properties for $17.3 million as part of a plan to get rid of politically contentious commercial real estate and use the money to buy …
THURSDAY, NOV. 24, 2016, 8:55 P.M.
Judge blocks Montana logging project in Canada lynx habitat
A federal judge blocked a logging project northeast of Yellowstone National Park until federal officials analyze the effects of the project on Canada lynx that live in the area.
MONDAY, NOV. 7, 2016, 1:09 P.M.
Colville National Forest logging project can move forward, appeals court says
An environmental group trying to stop a logging project on the Colville National Forest was dealt another setback last week, when the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals denied its request …
FRIDAY, OCT. 14, 2016, 5:32 P.M.
Federal judge denies injunction, allows logging to continue near Colville
A federal judge ruled against an environmental group Friday seeking an emergency injunction to stop a logging project in the Colville National Forest in northeast Washington.
MONDAY, SEPT. 12, 2016, 10:02 P.M.
Logging error saddles elderly Idaho man with legal bills; ‘It is a tragedy,’ justice says
When Kenneth Eyer decided to log part of his Sagle property to raise money for his wife’s chemotherapy bills, he never dreamed he’d end up owing more than $100,000 in …
WEDNESDAY, JULY 13, 2016
100 years ago in the region: Movies, music used to quell labor unrest in logging camps
The region’s lumberjacks were about to get a modern upgrade in logging camp life: movies and music.
SATURDAY, MAY 21, 2016, 11:35 P.M.
Polish forest’s fate uncertain
It is the last remaining relic of an ancient forest that stretched for millennia across the lowlands of Europe and Russia, a shadowy, mossy woodland where bison and lynx roam …
SATURDAY, FEB. 27, 2016, 8:28 A.M.
‘Worst forest pest insect’ recently found in Vancouver
After more than 15 years of being gypsy moth free, the Washington state Department of Agriculture has found what it calls “the worst forest pest insect ever to enter the …
MONDAY, FEB. 1, 2016, 10:35 P.M.
Deal protects huge swath of central B.C. coast from logging
VANCOUVER, British Columbia – British Columbia’s Great Bear Rainforest has been largely protected from logging in a landmark agreement among aboriginals, forest companies, environmental groups and the government. Premier Christy …
FRIDAY, JAN. 15, 2016, 2:09 P.M.
Salvage logging planned for Marble Creek area
The Idaho Panhandle National Forests has proposed a 173-acre salvage logging sale for an area that burned during the Marble Creek Fire last summer.
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 19, 2015, 5:11 P.M.
State bans logging on forest lands due to fire danger
Logging and other industrial activities will be banned across Eastern Washington forests because of fire danger.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 17, 2015
Tour Deshais: Descending through history
COLVILLE – After I crested one of the highest strips of pavement in Washington, I descended into history. My speed reached 25 mph, 30, 35 mph, and I went back …
TUESDAY, MAY 13, 2014
Washington state board meets on landslide threat
OLYMPIA – Washington needs to identify all potential landslide areas in the state quickly and ban logging near them until it can come up with better rules to avoid fatal …
SUNDAY, NOV. 3, 2013
Scientists fight logging of fire-ravaged forests
RENO, Nev. – More than 200 biologists, ecologists and other scientists are urging Congress to defeat legislation they say would destroy critical wildlife habitat by setting aside U.S. environmental laws …
SUNDAY, NOV. 3, 2013
Judge won’t delay Kootenai logging project
HELENA – An on-again, off-again logging project in the Kootenai National Forest may be going ahead after a federal judge refused to block it during a lawsuit appeal. U.S. District …
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 16, 2013
Timber companies sue Forest Service, BLM over logging shutdown
GRANTS PASS, Ore. – Western timber companies have gone to court to lift the logging ban on national forests due to the government shutdown, arguing the government has no authority …
SATURDAY, OCT. 12, 2013
National forest logging suspended by shutdown
Federal budget troubles spilled into the woods this week, with logging contractors receiving notices to stop harvesting timber on national forests. The shutdown halted about six timber sales that Vaagen …
THURSDAY, SEPT. 19, 2013
Colville National Forest awards 10-year stewardship contract
The Colville National Forest has awarded a 10-year stewardship contract to a Northeast Washington sawmill owner, allowing logging in return for restoration work. Vaagen Brothers Lumber Co. was the sole …
FRIDAY, JULY 26, 2013, 7:01 A.M.
Lewiston man dies in logging truck crash
LEWISTON, Idaho — A Lewiston man has died in a logging truck crash in North Idaho. The Idaho State Police say 69-year-old Vernon Benjamin was driving a loaded log truck …
SUNDAY, APRIL 21, 2013
Eye on Boise: Slow growth seen in timber market
BOISE – Idaho’s state Land Board has approved a timber sale plan for 2014 that calls for harvesting 249 million board feet from state endowment lands, the highest logging level …
SUNDAY, NOV. 18, 2012
Groups confront Idaho roadless rule
A coalition of environmental groups filed arguments last week before the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals at Portland in an ongoing effort to repeal the Idaho roadless rule and …
TUESDAY, JULY 26, 2011, 9:36 A.M.
Babbitt blasts ‘radical’ GOP bill on public lands
Former Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt is blasting as “radical” a Republican proposal to open up more than 50 million acres of public lands to logging and other development. Babbitt, who …