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Senators Look To Expand Thinning Work In National Forests

Legislation sponsored by Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Oregon, and Sen. Mike Crapo, R-Idaho, would extend the Forest Service’s expiring Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Program.

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NW Tribes Bringing Traditional Wildfires Back To Their Lands

Tribes across the West are trying to restore their forests and grasslands to the way they were before white settlers arrived. Their goal is to return traditional foods like roots, huckleberries and big game.

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A Silver Lining From The Eagle Creek Fire: More Morel Mushrooms

Last summer's Eagle Creek Wildfire has created the perfect environment for several types of fungi to thrive, included the coveted wild morel mushroom. 

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Some Trails Closed By Eagle Creek Fire To Reopen This Summer

The trail to Benson Bridge at Multnomah Falls will be the first to reopen early this summer. Several more will reopen later this summer. But officials advised caution will still be necessary.

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Forest Service Eyes Limits On Popular Oregon Wilderness Areas

Federal officials are taking public comments on management strategies for five central Oregon wilderness areas that include possible restrictions on the number of visitors.

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Salvage Logging Proposed For Parts Of Chetco Bar Fire Burn Area

Chetco Bar was by far Oregon’s largest wildfire in 2017, burning just over 191,000 acres in the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest.

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Washington Fighting Fire With Fire This Spring

This spring Washington’s Department of Fish and Wildlife plans to use controlled burning on more than 1,000 acres in Okanogan, Ferry and Pend Oreille counties.

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Congressional Negotiators Reach Deal On Wildfire Funding

The massive spending bill funding the government includes a long-sought deal on wildfires and forest management.

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Rare Salamander's Survival Threatened By Logging, Environmentalists Say

Environmental groups took a formal step Monday to increase protections for the Siskiyou Mountains salamander in an area targeted for increased logging.

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Port, Schools Seek Legal Representation In Timber Lawsuit

Astoria attorney Blair Henningsgaard has been hired to represent the Port of Astoria, Seaside School District and Jewell School District in the $1.4 billion breach of contract timber lawsuit filed by Linn County against the state.

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