logging http://ijpr.org en Ending Old-Growth Logging http://ijpr.org/post/ending-old-growth-logging <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>The most contentious portion of the debate over forest management concerns old-growth timber.&nbsp;</p><p>Can the timber industry be healthy without cutting down ancient trees?&nbsp;</p><p>Scientists, including Dominick DellaSala at Ashland's <a href="http://www.geosinstitute.org/" target="_blank"><strong>Geos Institute,</strong></a> say yes.&nbsp;</p><p>Geos and other organizations just teamed up on a study showing that old-growth logging could be phased out in Alaska's Tongass National Forest in just six years.&nbsp; Mon, 07 Jul 2014 17:10:10 +0000 Geoffrey Riley & Charlotte Duren 15410 at http://ijpr.org Ending Old-Growth Logging Agreement Leads To New Timber Mill Activity http://ijpr.org/post/agreement-leads-new-timber-mill-activity <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>It's a rare thing when a timber mill adds another shift.&nbsp;</p><p>It's far rarer that an environmental group applauds the addition.&nbsp;</p><p>But Malheur Lumber is adding a shift at its mill in the eastern Oregon town of John Day, and an agreement with environmental groups played a part in the move. Tue, 10 Jun 2014 17:10:30 +0000 Geoffrey Riley & Charlotte Duren 13796 at http://ijpr.org Agreement Leads To New Timber Mill Activity Court Ruling Finds Fault In Ashland Forest Resiliency http://ijpr.org/post/court-ruling-finds-fault-ashland-forest-resiliency <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>Removing trees can reduce fire danger, but the process presents its own issues.&nbsp;</p><p>Like what happens to the land when the trees are removed.&nbsp;</p><p>That was the central issue in a lawsuit filed years ago against the <a href="http://http://ashland.or.us/Sectionindex.asp?SectionID=503" target="_blank"><strong>Ashland Forest Resiliency Project,</strong></a> meant to reduce the threat of wildfire in the city of Ashland's watershed.&nbsp; Wed, 04 Jun 2014 17:10:30 +0000 Geoffrey Riley & Charlotte Duren 13491 at http://ijpr.org Court Ruling Finds Fault In Ashland Forest Resiliency Backlash To Wyden Timber Plan http://ijpr.org/post/backlash-wyden-timber-plan <p></p><p>It has been said many times that journalists and legislators know they've probably done their jobs well when many people are angry with them.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>Oregon Senator Ron Wyden can probably relate.&nbsp; Tue, 11 Feb 2014 18:10:20 +0000 Geoffrey Riley & Charlotte Duren 7505 at http://ijpr.org Backlash To Wyden Timber Plan Arguing Timber And Terminology http://ijpr.org/post/arguing-timber-and-terminology <p></p><p>The Bureau of Land Management calls the plan for the White Castle timber sale "variable retention harvest."</p><p></p><p>Environmental groups prefer "clearcut."&nbsp; Welcome back to the frequent battles over logging in Western Oregon.&nbsp; Mon, 03 Feb 2014 18:30:00 +0000 Geoffrey Riley & Charlotte Duren 7055 at http://ijpr.org Arguing Timber And Terminology Oregon Timber Bill To Be Introduced http://ijpr.org/post/oregon-timber-bill-be-introduced <p>Oregon Senator Ron Wyden is introducing his long-awaited bill to promote logging on national forests in Eastern Oregon</p><p></p><p>The Oregon Democrat's Senate Natural Resources Committee is to take up the bill today. Thu, 19 Dec 2013 14:40:39 +0000 Barbara Dellenback 4969 at http://ijpr.org Oregon Timber Bill To Be Introduced VENTSday: O & C Timber Bill + Phones On Planes http://ijpr.org/post/ventsday-o-c-timber-bill-phones-planes <p></p><p>There's already a wealth of opinion being offered on Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden's timber bill, and you can add to it on this week's VENTSday segment on The Exchange.</p><p></p><p>Every Wednesday at 8:30, we throw a pair of topics on the table--in theory, unrelated--and open up the phone lines and the email box to gather your take on either or both of the issues.&nbsp; It's VENTSday on The Jefferson Exchange, and you participate by calling 1-800-838-3760 or 541-552-6782 or emailing JX@jeffnet.org. Wed, 04 Dec 2013 18:41:00 +0000 Geoffrey Riley & Charlotte Duren 4074 at http://ijpr.org VENTSday: O & C Timber Bill + Phones On Planes Timber Legislation From O & C Counties Perspective http://ijpr.org/post/timber-legislation-o-c-counties-perspective <p></p><p>The other shoe just dropped in the plan to reorganize some of Western Oregon's federal forests.&nbsp;</p><p>The so-called O &amp; C lands were already the focus of a bill passed in the U.S. House earlier this year.&nbsp;</p><p>Now Sen. Ron Wyden has released his plan--different from the House version--for giving greater protection to a portion of the lands, while managing the remainder more intensively for timber production.&nbsp; Tue, 03 Dec 2013 19:29:00 +0000 Geoffrey Riley & Charlotte Duren 4013 at http://ijpr.org Timber Legislation From O & C Counties Perspective Conversations On The (Public) Forest http://ijpr.org/post/conversations-public-forest <p></p><p>The more things change, the more they stay the same.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>Did anybody think in the early 90s that we would still be talking about the appropriate uses of public forests two decades later?&nbsp; Mon, 18 Nov 2013 18:30:00 +0000 Geoffrey Riley & Charlotte Duren 3202 at http://ijpr.org Conversations On The (Public) Forest Logging On Federal Lands Shut Down http://ijpr.org/post/logging-federal-lands-shut-down <p>The U.S. Forest Service has confirmed it is shutting down logging operations on national forests across the country due to the partial government shutdown.</p><p>The agency plans to notify 450 timber purchasers across the county early this week that timber sales and stewardship contracts will be suspended.</p><p>Logging is being shut down on 150 national forest nationwide. Mon, 07 Oct 2013 14:32:07 +0000 Barbara Dellenback 1018 at http://ijpr.org Logging On Federal Lands Shut Down