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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 …


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 …


Western logging plan gets ax

SEATTLE – Interior Secretary Ken Salazar on Thursday scrapped a plan, authorized in the last days of the Bush administration, to nearly quadruple the allowable logging on federal lands in …


Not your run-of-the-mill loggers

In a 1934 photograph, two young women wear jaunty grins and double-bladed axes slung casually over their shoulders. Ruth Hoershgen and June DeGraff were 19 when they won a tree-felling …


Timber company wants to drop road deal

HELENA – Plum Creek Timber Co. said Monday it no longer wants to pursue changing the easements governing its use of U.S. Forest Service roads near company lands, changes negotiated …


Residents hope to salvage burned timber

A wildfire spared Toby Rodrigues’ home last month when it roared through the gated community where he lives near Dishman Hills Natural Area. He was not so fortunate with his …


Potlatch gets an earful

About 70 Steelworkers demonstrated outside of Potlatch Corp.’s annual meeting in Spokane on Monday morning, urging company officials to offer more generous wages and benefits to workers at its Lewiston …


‘Hypocritical’ Logging Draws Protests

Rancher Ken Brooks doesn’t object to logging. He just thinks it’s hypocritical when it is done by a doctor who is an environmentalist and helped put an initiative on the …


Groups File Suit To Halt Idaho Salvage Logging

Two Montana environmental groups have filed suit in federal court to halt salvage logging in burned areas of the Boise National Forest. The Alliance for the Wild Rockies and the …


Gorton Wants Logging Quotas

Logging levels projected for this year and next in national forests with northern spotted owls would become mandatory minimums insulated from lawsuits under a proposal Sen. Slade Gorton offered Tuesday. …


Gorton Seeks More Logging

Sen. Slade Gorton said Wednesday he probably will try to exempt President Clinton’s Northwest forest plan from U.S. environmental laws to allow more logging this year. And he said he …