Forests


Truce over Northwest forests unraveling

(Originally published in the Portland Tribune April 7, 2015) 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…


Rethinking the Northwest Forest Plan

(Originally published in the Portland Tribune Feb. 19, 2015) Bill Clinton’s visionary Northwest Forest Plan is on the chopping block. Twenty years ago, the federal government adopted the Northwest Forest Plan to safeguard remnants of…


Spotted Owl Recovery Plan, Too Little Too Late ?

Hopes have been high since Barack Obama took office that rampant logging on public lands would cease and that the adorable northern spotted owl could be brought back from the brink of extinction brought on…


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Forests in Distress

Sept. 16, 1990 By Kathie Durbin and Paul Koberstein Oregonian staff writers © 1990 Oregonian Publishing Company Summary: Years of overcutting have taken their toll on Northwest forests. As jobs vanish, the timber industry and…