Members of Oregon’s Congressional delegation have once again urged federal officials to extend Secure Rural Schools payments to ailing timber counties.
The Douglas County Parks Advisory Board gave the nod Thursday to a $1.7 million parks budget and a $1 million parks capital projects budget.
The Association of O&C Counties filed a lawsuit Monday against the federal government over a presidential proclamation that dramatically expanded the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument.
About 100 protesters greeted members of the Roseburg Area Chamber of Commerce as they made their way to the Douglas County Fairgrounds on Monday for their monthly membership meeting and to hear an update on the Pacific Connector Gas pipeline project.
Jaime Yraguen, co-owner of Basco Logging, Inc. in Sutherlin, was elected president of the Associated Oregon Loggers Jan. 20 during the association’s 47th annual convention in Eugene, where he was recognized for his contributions to the association and the Douglas County community.
People who visit Mildred Kanipe Memorial Park often enough to want an annual pass face a dilemma. If they also frequently visit other Douglas County parks, they have to buy two $30 passes — one for Kanipe and one for the rest of the parks.
The youth suing the federal government for knowingly exacerbating the effects of climate change are seeking an efficient timeline to go to trial, while lawyers representing the federal defendants and fossil fuel organizations say they need more time.
The State Land Board will meet from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Feb. 14, at the Department of State Lands, 775 Summer St. in northeast Salem. The Elliott Property Ownership Transfer will be an informational item on the meeting agenda.
Douglas County government and local schools will be hit hard this year by a loss of funding from U.S. Forest Service timber receipts.
The Tiller Ranger District of the Umpqua National Forest is planning to scope the site of its proposed Skillem Integrated Resource Restoration Project and is asking for public input on the project, planned for the 11,400 acres of the Skillet Creek-South Umpqua River 6th field watershed.
The Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians teamed up with Lone Rock Timber Management Company to create the sole proposal to buy 82,500 acres of the Elliott State Forest from the state of Oregon.
The proposed Pacific Connector pipeline may have been rejected twice, but the developers appear not to be giving up. Last week, they filed a document called a “Request for Approval of Pre-Filing Review” with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission — the agency that turned the project down Dec. 9.
During his nine years as the Woodlands Assistance Forester for Douglas County, Marty Amos has coordinated the spraying of 21,560 acres for 119 small woodland owners across the county and treated 6,260 acres to ready the ground for tree planting.
The Douglas County Board of Commissioners is considering cutting the county’s Woodlands Assistance Program and changing the structure of the Land Department to relieve a portion of the county’s financial stress.
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 …