logging http://ijpr.org en 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 Logging Bill May Be Vetoed http://ijpr.org/post/logging-bill-may-be-vetoed <p>A bill to boost logging on national forests, including a provision aimed at producing more money for Oregon timber counties, is facing a possible White House veto.</p><p>The Statement of Administrative Policy issued yesterday says if the bill were presented to President Obama, his senior advisors would recommend a veto.</p><p>It says the measure would harm national forests and the government's obligations to manage them by sidestepping environmental laws, which would lead to more conflict and delay.</p> Thu, 19 Sep 2013 13:39:43 +0000 Barbara Dellenback 298 at http://ijpr.org Oregon Wild Campaigns Against Clearcuts http://ijpr.org/post/oregon-wild-campaigns-against-clearcuts <p></p><p>Congress returns to business today, and a key item of business for the region is up for consideration.&nbsp; Members of Congress from both parties in Oregon support a plan to divide the former O &amp; C lands managed by the federal government, with a portion managed intensively for timber (and county revenue).&nbsp; Opponents are mounting a campaign against the measure, under the banner <strong><a href="http://www.clearcutoregon.com/" target="_blank">"Oregon Home of the Clearcut."</a></strong></p><p> Sat, 07 Sep 2013 00:26:32 +0000 Geoffrey Riley & Charlotte Duren 198 at http://ijpr.org Oregon Wild Campaigns Against Clearcuts