The discovery of threatened marbled murrelet seabirds dropped the value of three tracts of forest land in Coos County from $22.1 million to $3.6 million since they can no longer be logged.
Federal fisheries managers cut the upcoming West Coast sardine harvest by two-thirds out of concern the fish population is significantly dwindling due to climatic conditions.
Balancing natural resource preservation and economic growth is a defining feature of life in the Pacific Northwest. Yet most of our readers think the scales are tipped against economic growth.
Seven people and projects seeking to restore the salmon economy.
Much of the support coming in for a ballot initiative to let public employees refuse to pay union dues is from the timber industry.