Stories tagged: timber
UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 7, 2018, 9:09 a.m.
Lawmakers seek task force to protect timber communities
APNewsNow. LONGVIEW, Wash. (AP) – Southwestern Washington lawmakers are advocating for a task force to ensure protections for the endangered marbled murrelet do not cause economic harm to communities reliant …
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 22, 2017, 9:04 p.m.
Idaho ramps up ‘Good Neighbor Authority’ to boost logging in federal forests
Idaho’s state lands department says it has a new mission: Increasing active management – and logging – on federal forests in the state.
Fri., Sept. 1, 2017, 1:22 p.m.
Colville Tribes receive $3.9 million for reforestation of wildfire-raked lands
The Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation has received $3.9 million in federal appropriations for reforestation work across its sprawling reservation.
Tue., June 20, 2017, 6 a.m.
Colville’s Duane Vaagen left the timber wars behind to forge good jobs in the ‘bipartisan forest’
The Vaagen family operates one of the few remaining family-owned sawmills in the West. They plan to be the last one standing by making changes.
Fri., June 9, 2017, 12:17 p.m.
Judge rules federal laws don’t protect Oregon in lawsuit
The Endangered Species Act and Clean Water Act don’t shield the State of Oregon from a $1.4 billion lawsuit.
Tue., May 9, 2017, 3:34 p.m.
Oregon timber counties struggle to provide services as aid dries up
So much timber money once flowed into this rural Oregon county that its leaders set up committees to find ways to spend it. Today, Douglas County’s library system is on …
UPDATED: Tue., April 18, 2017, 5:04 p.m.
Idaho timber sale plan for state lands in 2018 draws praise from logging firms
Idaho’s top elected officials on Tuesday approved a logging plan for state lands next year aimed at selling 252 million board-feet of timber, in line with the levels of the …
Sun., Feb. 19, 2017, 11:11 p.m.
Timber companies sue over expansion of Oregon monument
Two Oregon lumber companies are challenging the legality of former President Barack Obama’s expansion of the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument.
Fri., 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 …
Sat., Dec. 17, 2016
Bob Boeh: Diverse interests support Scotchman Peaks Wilderness Act
Conservationists and timber representatives have slowly come together to find solutions to preserve the wildest areas that we all love to hike, hunt, fish and horseback ride in while also …
Wed., 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 …
Tue., Jan. 26, 2016, 4:13 p.m.
Lower lumber prices resulted in lower profits for Potlatch Corp.
A strong U.S. dollar contributed to lower lumber prices, which created a challenging year for Potlatch Corp., company officials said Tuesday.
Sun., July 12, 2015
Field Reports: Fire threat closes private timberlands
FORESTS – More than a million acres of private timberlands are being temporarily closed to public access in the Inland northwest because of extreme fire danger. Stimson Lumber Company has …
Mon., Nov. 24, 2014
Roleo queens: New documentary captures log-rolling glory days
Barbara Peterka Newbry’s past is no longer hidden away in boxes, a faded memory worth only a passing mention to grandkids who couldn’t comprehend that their grandmother was a world-class …
Thu., July 25, 2013
Earnings: Potlatch Corp.
Sun., June 23, 2013
Weyerhaeuser adds to timber holdings
ASTORIA, Ore. – Weyerhaeuser Co.’s takeover of a competing landowner for $2.65 billion means the timber company is betting big on its foremost asset. The company has struck a deal …
Sun., March 17, 2013
Harvest of timber planned by Rathdrum
The city of Rathdrum is planning a selective timber harvest on 575 acres of city-owned land on Rathdrum Mountain that could bring in between $300,000 and $400,000. City Administrator Brett …
Thu., May 10, 2012
Collaboration offers suggestions for Panhandle Forests
For four decades, truckloads of logs rolling out of the woods were Bob Boeh’s primary interest in the Idaho Panhandle National Forests. No surprise since his employer, Idaho Forest Group, …
Fri., March 25, 2011
Lack of sawmills an issue for forests
Bark beetles have ravaged hundreds of thousands of acres of Colorado’s forests, yet that state has only one large sawmill left to bid on federal timber sales. That’s a problem …
Tue., Dec. 7, 2010
Priest Lake timber plans withdrawn
The Idaho Panhandle National Forest has rescinded plans for harvesting timber on thousands of acres near Priest Lake pending additional environmental review. In a news release Monday, the Montana-based Alliance …
Wed., Nov. 10, 2010
Hart pulled from tax panel
Idaho House Speaker Lawerence Denney announced Tuesday that he’s removing embattled Rep. Phil Hart, R-Athol, from the House Revenue and Taxation Committee for the next two years and that he’ll …
Tue., Nov. 2, 2010
Hart takes tax argument to court
BOISE – Idaho state Rep. Phil Hart is going to court over state income taxes he owes, charging in 1st District Court in Kootenai County that Idaho’s state income tax …
Sun., Oct. 31, 2010
Hart makes timber fund ‘donation’
BOISE – Idaho state Rep. Phil Hart, R-Athol, sent a check as promised to the state’s school endowment for $2,450, but he called it a “voluntary donation” to the permanent …
Tue., Oct. 19, 2010
Hart says he’ll pay state for timber
BOISE – Idaho state Rep. Phil Hart announced Monday that he’s sending a check to the state for logs he took from school endowment land in 1996 to build his …
Wed., Oct. 13, 2010
Vestal: Hart doing little to earn sympathy
John McHone has a beef with Phil Hart. McHone thinks anyone who steals timber from public lands – as Hart did to build a log home in Athol – ought …
Thu., Oct. 7, 2010
Timber association will disband after 75 years
A longtime advocacy group for Idaho’s timber industry will close at the end of the year. Members recently decided to disband the Intermountain Forest Association at the end of December, …
Fri., Sept. 17, 2010, 12:19 p.m.
2009 a terrible year for Western lumber production
The Western lumber industry had its worst year in 2009 since records have been kept and the outlook for this year is even more dismal.
Wed., April 21, 2010
Film details alliance at Colville National Forest
A new documentary about collaboration on the Colville National Forest will be shown tonight at the Lincoln Center, 1316 N. Lincoln St., in Spokane.
Thu., Aug. 20, 2009
Wood products company deepens its Idaho roots
BOISE – A landmark Boise timber products company is returning to Idaho’s capital city in a new incarnation. A group of former executives of Trus Joist Corp., along with Atlas …
Wed., Aug. 19, 2009, 2:04 p.m.
Former Trus Joist execs bring firm back to Boise
A landmark Boise timber products company is returning to Idaho’s capital city - kind of. A group of former executives of Trus Joist Corp., along with Atlas Holdings LLC, has …