Natural resources

Natural resources
Senate considers extending timber payments
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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

A Senate committee is considering extending county timber payments for another year.

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Accelerated restoration plan could help timber industry
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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

The U.S. Forest Service is working on a multiyear program of tree thinning and forest restorations in the Blue Mountains known as "accelerated restoration."

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Timber counties seek law enforcement tax hikes
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Thursday, February 14, 2013

Lane, Curry and Josephine counties are asking voters to raise their taxes to restore deep cuts to law enforcement after a longstanding federal subsidy expired.

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Good season despite climate change worries
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Thursday, December 13, 2012

12.13.12 Thumbnail SkiOregon prides itself on having the longest ski season in the U.S., with November-May openings. But a new report projects climate change will warm winter temperatures 4-10 degrees by the end of the century, threatening the long snow season that allows Oregon's winter sports industry to thrive.

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Lane County residents are state's top recyclers
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Monday, November 12, 2012

Lane County residents lead the state in recycling, with 61.5% of waste kept out of the landfill last year.

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