September 30, 2008 - Greg Walden on latest timber payments efforts

By Congressman Greg Walden, September 26, 2008 – WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Greg Walden’s (R-Ore.) latest attempts today to reinsert a four-year extension of the county timber payments program (approved 93-2 by the Senate earlier this week) was blocked by the Democratic leadership on the House floor. The leadership used […]

September 29, 2008 - ABC Raises Awareness for National Farm Safety & Health Week

Oregon Food and Shelter, News Portland, OR (September 3, 2008) –  The health and wellbeing of Oregon’s agricultural workers is a priority for agricultural employers throughout Oregon, which is why ABC is celebrating National Farm Safety and Health Week (September 21-27) with a culmination of activities throughout September. With the […]

September 26, 2008 - New forest biomass facility saves school $76,000

New forest biomass facility will save school district $76,000 per year [Oregon Department of Forestry] The Enterprise School District today cut the ribbon to formally launch a new forest biomass energy facility which seeks to save the District $ 76,000 per year in energy costs and use existing forest wood […]

September 25, 2008 - Town hall alert: Major changes to fish/wildlife program

Oregon Food and Shelter Press Release, The NW Power and Conservation Council have issued their revised fish and wildlife program for public comment and are holding a series of public meetings throughout the region over the next several weeks (schedule below).  Program costs are increasing dramatically as a result of […]

September 24, 2008 - Alert raised over Mcpherson filling LCDC vacancy

The property rights organization Oregonians In Action is opposing Governor Kulongoski’s appointment of Greg Macpherson to the Land Conservation and Development Commission. OIA is encouraging people to call their senators to oppose the appointment which normally do not generate such public attention or controversy.  Macpherson came under fire last year […]

September 23, 2008 - Circuit court lets McNair Decision stand

By American Forest Research Council AFRC News, 9/16. On September 11, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals denied a request to reverse its decision on the Mission Brush case (Lands Council v McNair). The plaintiffs had asked for a full court review of the decision, following the court’s unanimous en […]

September 22, 2008 - Volunteer sought for state advisory committee to LCDC

[Oregon Land Conservation and Development Commission Release Sept. 17, 2008] A new volunteer is being sought from Oregon Congressional District 2  for the state’s Citizen Involvement Advisory Committee (CIAC). CIAC is an eight-person committee that advises the Oregon Land Conservation and Development Commission (LCDC) and local governments on citizen involvement […]

September 19, 2008 - Timber declines to 11-year low

WESTERN LUMBER PRODUCTION DECLINES FOR SECOND CONSECUTIVE YEAR TO AN 11-YEAR LOW [Western Wood Products Association]  PORTLAND, Ore. – With the housing market on the ropes, lumber production at Western sawmills in 2007 slipped for the second straight year to the lowest annual volume in more than a decade, according […]

September 18, 2008 - Conference: Are modern forestry practices benefiting streams and fish?

By Oregon Forest Research Institute, OFRI News 9/08 When Oregon passed the landmark Forest Practices Act (OFPA) in 1971, the legislation relied on results from the original Alsea Watershed Study, the most far-reaching forest watershed study of its time. Nearly 40 years later, three new paired watershed studies of unprecedented […]

September 17, 2008 - Measure 49 Update

From Oregonians In Action Education Center, Looking Forward Magazine In the past few weeks, we have received calls from Measure 49 claimants across the state asking about the timing of their Measure 49 claim.  Here is the latest information from the Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development (DLCD): Of […]