In order to get a more accurate population estimate of cougars in the area, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Umpqua District is busy collecting DNA samples of the big cats using a method called mark recapture analysis.
After hearing from Gov. Kate Brown and members of the public at the December State Land Board meeting, the Oregon Department of State Lands (DSL) has been working to address concerns with the group proposing to buy the Elliott State Forest.
In its answer to the youth suing the federal government and fossil fuel industry for violating their Constitutional rights, the U.S. Department of Justice and federal defendants admitted to several allegations regarding their knowledge of and actions promoting the severe negative impacts of …
CANYONVILLE — Oregon’s official state animal, the beaver, plays an important role in the state’s wetland ecosystems. Those advocating for the beaver plan to convene next month for a series of presentations focusing on beaver ecology as a crucial part of threatened species recovery.
A change in U.S. House rules making it easier to transfer millions of acres of federal public lands to states is worrying hunters and other outdoor enthusiasts across the West who fear losing access; however, a local timber industry spokesman said state management of federal forest lands cou…
To give back to their community during Martin Luther King Jr. Day, youth from Casa de Belen and members of the community joined Umpqua Watersheds for its first MLK River Cleanup Service Day on Monday.
Before revising the Northwest Forest Plan, the U.S. Forest Service asked the Pacific Northwest and Pacific Southwest Research Stations to conduct a science synthesis of the forests covered in the plan.
Two foam display boards outlining the Douglas County general fund and timber revenues were on display at the Douglas County commissioners meeting Wednesday.
The Bureau of Land Management plans to distribute about $19 million from timber sales to the 18 western Oregon counties covered under the 1937 Oregon and California (O&C) Lands and the Coos Bay Wagon Road Acts, the agency announced Tuesday.
Oregon’s Department of Environmental Quality drafted a report that identified logging as a contributor to known risks for drinking water quality in communities up and down the Oregon coast.
According to economists at Oregon State University, forest biomass is not an economically feasible producer of jobs for rural development. Biochar groups working in Douglas County disagree, however.
The group of 21 youth plaintiffs suing the federal government and fossil fuel industry in a climate lawsuit is seeking the testimony of Rex Tillerson, CEO of ExxonMobil and President-elect Donald Trump’s choice for Secretary of State.
NEWPORT — The Energy Department Wednesday announced the award of up to $40 million, subject to appropriations, to design, permit, and construct an open-water, grid-connected national wave energy testing facility in Newport.
Now that Oregon counties like Douglas County aren’t receiving Secure Rural Schools safety net payments, they need what remains of federal timber payments delivered as quickly as possible, Oregon’s senators said Thursday.
DIAMOND LAKE—At the crest of the Cascades, crews are working through the snowy conditions to remove hazardous timber at risk of wildfire in the Diamond Lake Ranger District of the Umpqua National Forest.