Hampton Lumber’s sawmill in Banks is closed “indefinitely,” the company said in a press release issued Tuesday afternoon. The mill employed 58 people.
Two senators aim to boost funding to the state’s firefighting efforts, one funded by the public, the other by timber companies.
Can you go into the Tillamook State Forest and chop down a Christmas tree to put in your living room? No—but you can gather materials to assemble a wreath. Here’s how.
The Oregon Court of Appeals on Wednesday reversed a $1.1 billion verdict against the state for how it manages forests, ruling that the state wasn’t obligated to maximize logging and profits.
A plan to protect critical animal habitat in nearly 640,000 acres of western Oregon state forests is moving towards its final stages. An environmental impact review of the Western Forests Habitat Conservation Plan was released March 18, and Oregonians have 60 days to submit their thoughts and concerns to the National Oceanic[Read More…]
Calvin Teruo Mukumoto during an October 20, 2021 Board of Forestry meeting held virtually. The next leader of the Oregon Department of Forestry was selected Friday morning by the Oregon Board of Forestry, who unanimously chose Calvin “Cal” Mukumoto, of Coos Bay, for the job of State Forester. Mukumoto will[Read More…]
Nancy Hirsch, pictured here with departing Oregon Department of Forestry State Forester Peter Daugherty in December of 2018 at her retirement as deputy state forester. Photo: ODF The Oregon Board of Forestry is expected to vote on a candidate this week to become Oregon’s next State Forester at a special[Read More…]
Nancy Hirsch, pictured here with departing Oregon Department of Forestry State Forester Peter Daugherty in December of 2018 at her retirement as deputy state forester. Photo: ODF The Oregon Board of Forestry will meet virtually on Monday, July 12 to continue the search for Oregon’s next state forester. The meeting[Read More…]
Peter Daugherty (center) during a Salmonberry Trail Intergovernmental Agency meeting on August 4, 2017 in Grand Ronde. Photo: Chas Hundley The Oregon Board of Forestry will meet Thursday, May 20 to discuss the appointment of an interim State Forester and a recruitment process to select a permanent replacement for State[Read More…]
A Douglas-fir tree struck by lightning in Columbia County. Photo: Oregon Department of Forestry The Oregon Department of Forestry says the 2021 ice storm, which brought down many large-diameter Douglas-firs across the state created the potential for an outbreak of the native Douglas-fir beetle. Christine Buhl, a Department of Forestry[Read More…]