Oregon seeks to become U.S. mass timber hub
Innovative new uses for the state’s timber resources include construction of high-rise buildings.
Date: 2018-09-18
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Forest Service announces new Pacific Northwest regional forester
Glenn Casamassa, a 30-year veteran of the U.S. Forest Service, has been appointed the Northwest regional forester in Portland.
Date: 2018-09-11
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Finding common ground on Oregon wolf plan proves difficult
Representatives of nine organizations met in The Dalles for a mediated discussion on the state’s Wolf Conservation and Management Plan, which is three years past due for an update.
Date: 2018-09-11
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Blue Mountains Forest Plan Revision enters home stretch
A final draft of the Blue Mountains Forest Plan Revision calls for increased timber harvest and restoration across the Umatilla, Wallowa-Whitman and Malheur national forests in northeast Oregon.
Date: 2018-08-14
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Kill permit issued for Wallowa County wolf
The Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife has issued a kill permit for one wolf in Wallowa County after three attacks in three days on livestock in a private pasture.
Date: 2018-06-25
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Timber Innovation Act gains backing in Senate
A group of U.S. senators is backing the Timber Innovation Act, which will provide research and development for mass timber products such as cross-laminated timber.
Date: 2018-06-08
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Governor declares drought in Harney County
Oregon Gov. Kate Brown declared a drought emergency Thursday in Harney County.
Date: 2018-05-31
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OWEB awards grant for conservation easement near Painted Hills
Blue Mountain Land Trust, of Walla Walla, Washington, has received funding from the Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board to purchase a conservation easement at Canyon Creek Ranch near the Painted Hills in Wheeler County.
Date: 2018-05-14
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John Day Basin snowpack at 2 percent of average
A wetter-than-usual April was not enough to improve the water supply outlook for Oregon heading into summer.
Date: 2018-05-08
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Oregon snowpack remains below average heading into April
John Day Basin snowpack at 55 percent of average.
Date: 2018-04-11
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Rural Oregonians weigh in on need for broadband
Connect Americans Now hosted a community meeting Jan. 25 in Salem, Ore. to discuss bridging the digital divide.
Date: 2018-02-02
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Elgin man faces charges for killing wolf
Juvenile wolf believed to be offspring of new breeding pair
Date: 2018-01-31
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Oregon governor ‘confident’ in wolf shooting investigation
Oregon Gov. Kate Brown will apparently not ask state agencies to reopen their investigation into the killing of a female wolf Oct. 27, 2017 in Union County, despite concerns from multiple conservation groups.
Date: 2018-01-03
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BLM approves 300-mile transmission line
The Bureau of Land Management has signed its record of decision for the Boardman to Hemingway transmission line across Eastern Oregon.
Date: 2017-11-20
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Groups ask governor to reopen wolf killing case
An alliance of 18 conservation groups is asking Oregon Gov. Kate Brown to reopen the state’s investigation into the killing of a wolf Oct. 27 in Union County.
Date: 2017-11-10
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