Republican Rep. Mike Simpson of Idaho is asking President Barack Obama to hold off designating a rugged swath of central Idaho as a national monument.
Protesters have spent the past six months living in the woods on a ridge near Roseburg, Oregon to try to prevent logging on the site. It sounds like an old story, but there’s a new twist. A forestry professor says the logging was designed to mimic nature.
New wildfire data published for the first time this year by the U.S. Forest Service is available in an interactive map from EarthFix.
Development on the edge of public forests has more than doubled since the mid 1970s in Oregon and Washington, which has a host of ecological consequences, including higher risk of wildfires and invasive species spread.
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