Timber fight upcoming

| Print |  Email
Must Reads
Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Oregon environmental groups will push for increased logging restrictions if a federal bill to boost harvest passes Congress.

“We’re definitely looking at it. Oregon has the weakest forest practices on the West Coast,” said Oregon Wild Executive Director Sean Stevens. “If we start logging federal forests, you might see a shifting priority for private lands, and some of these private forest owners might not like that but they have sort of been given a free pass.”

A bill written by Reps. Peter DeFazio, Kurt Schrader and Greg Walden that would put about 1.6 million of Oregon’s 2.4 million acres of O&C land into a trust managed by the state for timber production could come to the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives for a vote as early as next week. The bill also sets aside 90,000 new acres as protected wilderness areas and permanently bans the logging of old-growth forests.

Read more at OPB.

 

More Articles

Light Reading

September 2015
Thursday, August 20, 2015
BY JACOB PALMER

Ask any college student: Textbook prices have skyrocketed out of control. Online education startup Lumen Learning aims to bring them down to earth.


Read more...

Car be gone

Linda Baker
Thursday, August 06, 2015
070615car2goblogthumbBY LINDA BAKER

Car and ride sharing services have taken urban areas by storm. Low-income and suburban communities are left at the curb.


Read more...

5 questions for ImpactFlow CEO Tyler Foreman

The Latest
Thursday, August 13, 2015
impactflowthumbBY JACOB PALMER | DIGITAL NEWS EDITOR

Portland-based startup ImpactFlow recently announced a $5.7 million funding round. CEO and co-founder Tyler Foreman talks about matching businesses with nonprofits, his time at Intel and the changing face of philanthropy.


Read more...

Loose Talk

July/August 2015
Friday, July 10, 2015
BY AMY MILSHTEIN

When gossip crosses the line.


Read more...

Living the dream

News
Friday, August 21, 2015

smugglespearsthumbRenee Spears, founder and owner of Portland-based Rose City Mortgage, is hot to trot to sell pot.


Read more...

Aim High

September 2015
Thursday, August 20, 2015
BY JOE CORTRIGHT

We get the education we deserve.


Read more...

Fueling Up for the Climb

July/August 2015
Friday, July 10, 2015
BY GREGG MORRIS

Rita Hansen aims to scale natural gas vehicle innovation.


Read more...
Oregon Business magazinetitle-sponsored-links-02
SPONSORED LINKS