Oregon Salamander Lives With Logging

Following a seven-year study of 88 timber tracts across Oregon’s western Cascade Range, researchers have concluded no “discernable difference” in populations and occupancy of a rare salamander on recently harvested stands compared to stands older than 50...

Long-Standing Truce Over Northwest Forests Is Unraveling

The Northwest Forest Plan, the icy truce that ended the 1990s timber wars, continues to unravel as two federal agencies look for new ways to manage Northwest forests. By late April, the Bureau of Land Management says it will release a new plan to manage 2.5 million...

Judge Dismisses Montana Flathead National Forest Logging Lawsuit

A District Judge has dismissed a lawsuit conservation groups filed against the Flathead National Forest over logging projects in the South Fork Flathead River corridor. U.S. District Judge Dana Christensen sided with a Magistrate Judge who ruled in favor of the U.S....

No Spotted Owl Snares In Northern California Timber Project

The government’s findings that a timber thinning and fuel reduction project in Northern California would not likely harm the threatened Northern spotted owl were adequate, the 9th Circuit ruled. The group Conservation Congress sued the U.S. Forest Service and...