Stories tagged: logging
Tue., Dec. 18, 2018
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.
Thu., Aug. 16, 2018
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.
UPDATED: Sat., July 28, 2018
Doug Cook was named this year’s Bull of the Woods by the Priest River Chamber of Commerce.
Thu., July 5, 2018
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 …
Thu., Feb. 8, 2018
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 …
Sat., Feb. 3, 2018
After decades of declining timber harvests and forest restoration projects, the Colville National Forest has turned a corner and is dramatically increasing both.
Thu., Nov. 23, 2017
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.
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 1, 2017
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 …
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 22, 2017
Idaho’s state lands department says it has a new mission: Increasing active management – and logging – on federal forests in the state.
Sun., Aug. 27, 2017
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 …
UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 13, 2017
Hundreds of people have gathered in an ancient forest in Poland to protest the widespread logging the government has ordered there.
Fri., July 28, 2017
A European court ordered Poland on Friday to immediately stop cutting trees in Europe’s last pristine woodland, the Bialowieza Forest.
UPDATED: Wed., July 19, 2017
Congressional Republicans are moving forward with legislation to roll back the Endangered Species Act, amid complaints that the 44-year-old law hinders drilling, logging and other activities.
Wed., June 28, 2017
With wildfire season raging in western states, Congress is embroiled in a battle over how best to fight the fires.
Thu., June 1, 2017
A federal court has ruled an Idaho logging project designed to reduce fire risk at a tiny mountain community can move forward.
UPDATED: Tue., May 9, 2017
The Oregon State Land Board on Tuesday ditched its plan to sell the Elliott State Forest, deciding to keep it in public hands and ordering the Department of State Lands …
Tue., May 9, 2017
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: Sun., April 23, 2017
Logging is up in the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forest under the U.S. Forest Service timber program that focuses less on commercial sales and instead sees logs as a byproduct of …
UPDATED: Tue., April 18, 2017
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 …
Thu., April 6, 2017
Fishing and conservation groups are threatening to sue the Oregon Department of Forestry, alleging it has failed to reform logging practices in the Tillamook and Clatsop state forests that harm …
UPDATED: Fri., March 17, 2017
U.S. Sen. Jim Risch wants to relax child labor laws to allow 16-year-olds to run logging equipment under parental supervision in family-owned businesses.
Tue., Feb. 14, 2017
Oregon’s state Land Board voted 2-1 on Tuesday to sell the state’s oldest public forest.
Sat., Feb. 11, 2017
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: Tue., Feb. 7, 2017
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 …
Fri., Dec. 30, 2016
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 …
Wed., Dec. 21, 2016
A federal judge has banned logging on a former piece of Elliot State Forest near Coos Bay.
Fri., 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 …
Wed., Dec. 14, 2016
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 …
Mon., Dec. 5, 2016
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.
Fri., Dec. 2, 2016
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 …