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Washington DNR Wants More Time to Decide About Logging Unstable Slopes
Commissioner says giving DNR 60 days instead of 30 to evaluate timber harvests would give agency geologists enough time to ensure public safety.

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Court approves killing barred owls for spotted owl protection
Court approves killing barred owls for spotted owl protection
The federal government hasn't violated the law by killing barred owls to protect spotted owls, which are considered threatened under the Endangered Species Act.
Money From Carbon Tax Should Go to Rural Communities, Commissioner Says
Franz: Proceeds from any carbon tax or cap should go to Washington’s rural communities and economies.
Forest Service signs off on E. Oregon fire protection project
Forest Service signs off on E. Oregon fire protection project
A record of decision for the project authorizes 7,859 acres of commercial timber harvest, 1,227 acres of small tree thinning, 3,557 acres of hand-thinning in riparian areas and roadside hazard tree removal.

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