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  • Colville National Forest poised to set records as both timber harvest, restoration increase

    After decades of declining timber harvests and forest restoration projects, the Colville National Forest has turned a corner and is dramatically increasing both.

  • Washington timber board seeks advice on moratorium

    OLYMPIA – The agency that manages state forest lands will ask if it’s legal to declare a moratorium on timber harvests near landslide areas in an effort to prevent tragedies …

  • 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 …

  • Blm Bad For Forests, Group Says

    Overcutting is turning fragile, transitional forests in five Western states into brush fields that will no longer grow timber, a study by an environmental group says. Keeping the cutover lands …

  • Environmental Group Losing Ground In Central Idaho

    Attacks by the timber industry and a recent loss in the courtroom are eroding support for a conservation group trying to stop logging in central Idaho. The Boise-based Idaho Sporting …

  • Environmental Leaders Arrested

    Two prominent environmental leaders were arrested outside Sen. Mark Hatfield’s office Monday in a protest against a bill that would exempt some logging from court challenges. Andy Kerr, executive director …