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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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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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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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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Forest reform bill passes House
The U.S. House of Representatives has once again passed a bill that would expedite forest thinning projects to protect against large wildfires.
Date: 2017-11-03
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Planning pays off for eclipse rush
While the total number of visitors has yet to be figured, communities in Eastern Oregon say they are pleased with how they handled the total solar eclipse.
Date: 2017-08-23
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Totally worth the trip: Eclipse watchers marvel in John Day
Eclipse watchers gathered Monday morning at John Day Industrial Park, where they marveled at the cosmic spectacle in the path of totality.
Date: 2017-08-22
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‘Podcycle’ globetrotter arrives in John Day for eclipse
Philip Funnell has traveled more than a million miles and visited 74 countries on motorcycle during his life.
Date: 2017-08-20
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Traffic steady as John Day braces for eclipse
Traffic has been steady most of the weekend into Grant County as communities prepare for the solar eclipse.
Date: 2017-08-20
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Presentation highlights risk, solutions to West’s ‘megafires’
Paul Hessburg, a research landscape ecologist with the Forest Service, led a presentation on “megafires” Wednesday at Whitman College in Walla Walla.
Date: 2017-03-07
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New timeline for revised Blue Mountains Forest Plan
The U.S. Forest Service is working toward a final environmental impact statement for the revised Blue Mountains Forest Plan.
Date: 2017-02-15
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Issues persist in rangeland management
After a 41-day occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, ranchers and rangeland managers discuss issues and concerns.
Date: 2016-02-17
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Forest Service in ‘deliberation mode’ on Blue Mountains plan
The Blue Mountains Forest Plan Revision Team says it is still analyzing comments from last year's public meetings.
Date: 2016-01-15
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