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What a whirlwind of weather we have experienced this year! The historic February snowstorm, or “Snowmageddon,” has caused millions of dollars of damage to local infrastructure and forests. This includes fallen trees and mountains of woody debris, creating tangled messes in our forests.

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A group of gray wolves confirmed in northern Douglas County this past month is part of a population that has grown 10 percent in the past year, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife said earlier this week.

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TENMILE — About 25 trees at Iverson Memorial Park were casualties of February’s snowstorm, but Douglas County Parks Director Rocky Houston told members of the Friends of Iverson Memorial Park he doesn’t anticipate any more trees than those being removed from the park.

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Roseburg Forest Products denied any knowledge or complicity in illegal timber harvesting practices in the Congo Basin alleged in a report released Monday.

The Homeland Security Investigations department within the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is investigating whether two Pacific Northwest companies harvested timber in Western Africa illegally in participation with a China-based company.

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Idleyld Park conservationists Frank and Jeanne Moore represent what’s best about Oregon and deserve the honor of having their names attached to nearly 100,000 acres of Forest Service land that will now be managed to protect wild salmonids, said Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Oregon said in an interview w…

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Heating a home often requires more energy than the combined use of all other home equipment and appliances. So, addressing home heating system efficiency is key to reducing utility bills while saving energy. For homes that use electric baseboard, electric radiant heaters or electric furnaces…

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Do you own or manage a small woodlot in Southern Oregon? Are you thinking about acquiring property? Are you a land manager, logger, arborist or simply a natural resource enthusiast? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions then this conference is for you! Tree School Umpqua features 3…

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GLIDE — A movement to block the reopening of a rock quarry east of Glide gathered steam Monday, as about 40 people gathered at the Glide Community Center. The group says it’s ready for a fight.

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Francis Eatherington and the Umpqua Watersheds DCParc Committee will lead a hike at the former Britt Nichols County Park in the Callahans Saturday.

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The Discover Roseburg Geocache Series Kick-Off will be held Saturday, Feb. 2, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Participants will meet in the Ford Room at the Roseburg Public Library, 1409 NE Diamond Lake Blvd., Roseburg.