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USDA announces new strategy to improve forest conditions
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USDA announces new strategy to improve forest conditions
USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue has announced a new strategy for improving forest conditions to combat increasingly large wildfires.

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US pledges to work more closely with states vs. wildfires
US pledges to work more closely with states vs. wildfires
The Trump administration is pledging to work more closely with state and local officials to prevent wildfires and fight those choking California and other western states
Gianforte, Williams hold meetings on wilderness study areas
Republican U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte and his Democratic challenger, Kathleen Williams, are both bringing Gianforte's proposal to release hundreds of thousands of acres of land from study for federal protection to the forefront of the campaign
Blue Mountains Forest Plan Revision enters home stretch
Blue Mountains Forest Plan Revision enters home stretch
A final draft of the Blue Mountains Forest Plan Revision calls for increased timber harvest and restoration across the Umatilla, Wallowa-Whitman and Malheur national forests in northeast Oregon.
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Washington group shares grazing concerns with Forest Service chief
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Users of the Colville National Forest met with U.S. Forest Service interim chief Vicki Christiansen Aug. 2 in Colville, Wash.
Groups sue ODFW over marbled murrelet protections
Groups sue ODFW over marbled murrelet protections
Five environmental groups are suing the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife for not reclassifying the marbled murrelet as a state endangered species.
U.S. Forest Service interim chief tours A to Z Project
U.S. Forest Service interim chief tours A to Z Project
Vicki Christiansen, interim chief of the U.S. Forest Service, toured the Colville National Forest A to Z Project, a partnership between the public agency and the private sector to improve forest health, reduce wildfire risk and benefit the economy of...
Conservation groups sue Oregon to help protect tiny seabird
Conservation groups seeking to protect for habitat for the threatened marbled murrelet have filed a lawsuit against the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Commission
Court rules sale of Elliott State Forest parcel illegal
Court rules sale of Elliott State Forest parcel illegal
The Oregon Court of Appeals has ruled the sale of the East Hakki Ridge tract in the Elliott State Forest to a private timber company was illegal.

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