Forest and Timber

Research Helps Forest Restoration in Oregon
Research Helps Forest Restoration in Oregon
Research Helps Forest Restoration in Oregon
Forest thinning is improving the robustness of older trees and enhancing native biodiversity on federal lands in eastern Oregon, evidence that collaborative efforts to restore forests are working, research by Oregon State University shows.
Farm Bill Simplified: Forestry
Farm Bill Simplified: Forestry
Farm Bill Simplified: Forestry
The Senate Agriculture Committee once again released a newsletter entitled "Farm Bill 101: Forestry." The one-pager is designed to be easily digestible and explain how the bill helps in forestry.
Market Opportunities for Small Forest Owners
Market Opportunities for Small Forest Owners
Market Opportunities for Small Forest Owners
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service is making $150 million from President Biden’s Inflation Reduction Act, the largest climate investment in history, available to help underserved and small acreage forest landowners connect to emerging voluntary climate markets.
Washington Smoke Management Plan Approved
Washington Smoke Management Plan Approved
Washington Smoke Management Plan Approved
The Smoke Management Plan regulates prescribed burning on forest land aimed at reducing fuel loading, restoring forest ecosystems, and potentially reducing the risk to communities from catastrophic wildfires, while minimizing air quality impacts from smoke.
Resolution Looks To Allow Firefighters To Use Retardant In 2023
Resolution Looks To Allow Firefighters To Use Retardant In 2023
Resolution Looks To Allow Firefighters To Use Retardant In 2023
On Tuesday, central Washington’s Dan Newhouse, Chair of the Western Caucus, and California’s Doug LaMalfa, Vice Chair, introduced the Forest Protection and Wildland Firefighter Safety Act of 2023.  In addition House Legislation, companion legislation was introduced in the Senate by Wyoming's Cynthia Lummis.   Supporters o...
USDA Announces Wildfire Prevention Investments
USDA Announces Wildfire Prevention Investments
USDA Announces Wildfire Prevention Investments
Earlier this week, the Department of Agriculture announced the first investment of a $1 billion effort to mitigate wildfire risks as the nation faces an ongoing wildfire crisis.  USDA announced a $197 million investment for 100 projects that benefit 22 states as part of the Community Wildfire Defense Grant program.  The For...
Merkley Wants More Funding For USFS
Merkley Wants More Funding For USFS
Merkley Wants More Funding For USFS
Oregon’s junior senator is pushing for more funding for the U.S. Forest Service.  Jeff Merkley Chairs the Interior Subcommittee, which held hearings last week on the Administration’s proposed budget for the Forest Service.  That funding has do...
Oregon Looking At Using Machine For Pile Burns
Oregon Looking At Using Machine For Pile Burns
Oregon Looking At Using Machine For Pile Burns
Pile burning, and the smoke it produces, could soon be a thing of the past in Oregon.  Via a pilot project, the Bureau of Land Management is testing the CharBoss Air Curtain Incinerator to burn the debris left behind from hazard tree logging efforts.   “It’ ...

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