Oregon State Police have removed a huge banner from the Oregon State Capitol Building and detained five environmental protesters.
The maps of Oregon’s state forests will look different in the not-too-distant future. The state's Board of Forestry approved clearly labeling parts of five state forests as what are called “high value conservation areas.” Environmentalists and timber advocates are already wondering whether new labels on maps will mean bigger changes on the ground.
Environmental groups have forced state foresters into a strategic retreat, in a legal battle over a threatened seabird. As a result, ten state-run timber sales have been delayed.
The Imnaha wolf OR-7 has been in the spotlight for months, ever since he left his pack and traveled solo more than 700 miles from northeast Oregon to northern California. His journey has made headlines across the world. But until this week, there were no known pictures of the world-famous wolf.
Oregon's top forester approves increased logging on two districts of the northern coast range. The 5 percent increase is less than what could have been approved, he explains.