OR-7’s biological clock ticking as he moves to lower ground for winter


December 06, 2012 By Richard Cockle, The Oregonian  Oregon's celebrity gray wolf apparently can't get enough of new California horizons.    OR-7 has now migrated into an oak-chaparral woodland near Lake Almanor east of Red Bluff, said Karen Kovacs, wildlife program manager for the California Department of Fish and Game.    "This is the first time … Continue reading OR-7’s biological clock ticking as he moves to lower ground for winter

Report could boost plans for natural gas pipeline in Douglas County


  December 6, 2012   By Don Jenkins NewsReview    In a finding that may bolster the argument for building a pipeline across Douglas County, natural gas exports would boost the U.S. economy, according to a report released Wednesday. The study, commissioned by the U.S. Department of Energy, warned there would be “winners and losers,” … Continue reading Report could boost plans for natural gas pipeline in Douglas County

Small Seabird Stops Logging, Again


November 28, 2012    By Camilla Mortenson, Eugene Weekly   Is a small, speedy potato-shaped seabird the new spotted owl? If it wasn’t already clear before: Clearcutting on hundreds of acres of coastal old-growth forests that are habitat for the threatened marbled murrelet is definitely at a standstill, this time thanks to a Nov. 19 … Continue reading Small Seabird Stops Logging, Again

Judge blocks timber sales over sea bird nesting


November 27, 2013 by Jeff  Barnard, AP Environmental Writer   GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — A federal judge has put 11 state forest timber sales on hold while she considers a lawsuit contending they threaten the survival of the marbled murrelet, a protected seabird that nests in old-growth forests.   The preliminary injunction issued last … Continue reading Judge blocks timber sales over sea bird nesting

Lawsuit Blocks Elliott Logging


The World by Jessie Higgins November 17, 2012 ELLIOTT STATE FOREST — The state has withdrawn more than 900 acres of planned Elliott State Forest timber sales, pending the outcome of an environmental lawsuit. The Oregon Department of Forestry instead plans to open 465 acres of alternative logging sites not named in the lawsuit. 'It's … Continue reading Lawsuit Blocks Elliott Logging

Lawsuit Chops Down Logging Plans on the Elliott


The Roseburg News-Review by Don Jenkins November 15, 2012   A lawsuit filed by conservation groups has caused the Oregon Department of Forestry to sharply scale back logging plans in the Elliott State Forest for 2013, a year in which the state planned to ramp up timber production in the 93,000-acre coastal forest.   The … Continue reading Lawsuit Chops Down Logging Plans on the Elliott

Coho Protection Focus of Suction Dredge Mining Suit


Mail Tribune by Mark Freeman Three environmental groups are suing the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest for allegedly failing to protect threatened coho salmon from suction dredgers mining for gold in the Rogue River Basin's coho country. Filed Monday in U.S. District Court in Medford, the suit seeks to require that NOAA-Fisheries biologists review suction dredging … Continue reading Coho Protection Focus of Suction Dredge Mining Suit