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The Little Theater Company of Spokane was making plans to fan out into the woods to entertain the lumberjacks in the region’s logging camps.
You might guess that heavy mountain snow would be bad for loggers — but you would guess wrong.
SEATTLE – British Columbia’s government announced Wednesday amid an international dispute that it will no longer allow timber sales in the Skagit River’s headwaters. The decision could intensify pressure over Canadian mining company Imperial Metals’ pending permit to start exploratory mining in the area, the Seattle Times reported, which conservationists see as a larger threat to the river’s ecology.
State and federal officials signed an agreement Tuesday that will help protect Idaho’s national forest lands, which they said are at risk of insect infestations and destructive wildfires.
Conservationists fear recent logging at the Canadian headwaters of the Skagit River, the premier salmon producer of Puget Sound, will open the door to mining down the road.
Doug Cook was named this year’s Bull of the Woods by the Priest River Chamber of Commerce.
Idaho has more than doubled the number of workers assigned to logging and restoration projects on federal lands in the state with the goal of doubling the timber harvest and restoration treatments on by 2025.
Idaho officials have auctioned timber on federal land as part of an agreement with the U.S. Forest Service intended to increase logging and reduce the severity of wildfires. The sale on the Idaho Panhandle National Forests in northern Idaho is the third timber sale sold by the Idaho Department of Lands under the federal Good Neighbor Authority...
A recent article in the The Spokesman-Review (“Colville cutting down decades of decline,” Feb. 3) celebrated increased logging on the Colville National Forest. The main justification for logging is to provide fodder for the local mills at taxpayer expense while claiming that the timber cutting is “restoration.” Colville forest Supervisor Rodney Smoldon was quoted as suggesting that removal of trees would expand “forest restoration work necessary to reduce the risk of wildfire in northeast Washington.”
After decades of declining timber harvests and forest restoration projects, the Colville National Forest has turned a corner and is dramatically increasing both.
The U.S. Forest Service is considering allowing logging along a scenic highway leading to Yellowstone National Park to remove insect-infested trees and reduce fire danger.
Responding to deadly wildfires in California and the West, House Republicans on Wednesday passed a bill to allow faster approval for logging and other actions to reduce the risk of fire in national forests. The House voted 232-188 to loosen environmental regulations for forest-thinning projects on federal lands...
Responding to deadly wildfires in California and the West, House Republicans on Wednesday passed a bill to allow faster approval for logging and other actions to reduce the risk of fire in national forests.
Idaho’s state lands department says it has a new mission: Increasing active management – and logging – on federal forests in the state.
PUBLIC LANDS – Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is recommending that four large national monuments in the West be reduced in size, potentially opening up hundreds of thousand or even millions of acres of land revered for natural beauty and historical significance to mining, logging and...
Super glue is Donna Godes’ first choice for keeping husband-cum-logging partner Gary patched together. But Gary credits his wife with being the human super glue holding together the couple’s varied business ventures.
High prices for western red cedar prompted the Idaho Department of Fish and Game to move ahead with a 40-acre timber sale near Lake Pend Oreille, despite opposition from local residents. The agency will receive about $907,000 from logging the cedars...
Hundreds of people have gathered in an ancient forest in Poland to protest the widespread logging the government has ordered there.
THREATENED SPECIES -- After a 60-day review, a 10-year collaborative effort to chart a course for keeping sage grouse off the Endangered Species List is being revised to allow more favorable treatment to industries, says Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke. The Interior report, the cover letter...