State Board Gives Go-Ahead to New Klickitat Canyon Community Forest

More than 2,400 acres of scenic forestland north of Glenwood in Klickitat County will become a community-managed forest under a resolution approved today by the state Board of Natural Resources.   The board authorized the Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to complete the purchase of the tract from Hancock Timber Resource Group, which…

ODF Committee to Address Oregon’s Increasing Wildfire Activity

ODF committee begins work on finding solutions to address Oregon’s increasing wildfire activity Oregon experienced a significant increase in wildfires over the past several years. Not only have these fires increased damages and costs to Oregon’s forests, landowners, and local communities but they have stretched the state’s “complete and coordinated fire protection system”. Seeking ideas…

US Forest Service Urban and Community Forestry Advisory Council Releases 10-year Action Plan

A federal council today released a plan that identifies specific goals, actions, and recommendations for improving the status of urban and community forestry for the U.S. and its territories. The plan serves as a framework for awarding nearly $1 million in U.S. Forest Service grants to organizations, including grassroots nonprofits, academic researchers, private practitioners and…

U.S. Forest Service Releases Road System Analysis Reports

The U.S. Forest Service Pacific Northwest Region released 17 travel analysis reports this week that outline existing road systems and identify opportunities to achieve a more sustainable system of roads for each national forest in the Pacific Northwest. These travel analysis reports are part of nationwide requirement involving national forests across the country.   These…

Join the Forest Service! Agency Hiring for Temporary Spring and Summer Positions

The U.S. Forest Service is gearing up for another round of temporary hiring. From November 30 – December 7, 2015, the agency will be accepting applications for over 1,000 temporary spring and summer jobs in Oregon and Washington. Positions are available in multiple fields, including fire, recreation, natural resources, timber, engineering, visitor services, and archaeology….

Pacific Northwest Region Wins National “Engaging Urban America” Award

“It’s all about the kids,” emphasized Team Lead Shandra Terry upon accepting the Forest Service Chief’s Honor Award for “Engaging Urban America.” The Region 6 Youth Engagement Strategy (YES!) was recognized on December 3, 2015 for winning the National Award, the agency’s highest level of recognition.   “It is my privilege to congratulate Shandra Terry,…

Greenwood Resources Earns Forest Stewardship Award

GreenWood Resources, Inc., a Portland-based global investment and timber management company, has received a Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Leadership Award, which recognizes excellence in the use of FSC-certified products and a commitment to responsible forest management.   Thirteen companies from across the country earned awards from FSC, an independent nonprofit organization that promotes environmentally sound,…

Rising Firefighting Costs Raises Alarms for Forest Service

WASHINGTON, Aug. 5, 2015 — For the first time in its 110-year history, the Forest Service, part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, is spending more than 50 percent of its budget to suppress the nation’s wildfires. A new report released today by the Forest Service estimates that within a decade, the agency will spend…

Joseph Named Regional Timber Association President

American Forest Resource Council to Have New Executive July 31, 2015 — The American Forest Resource Council (AFRC) has named Travis Joseph as its next President. Joseph will join AFRC after eight years in Washington D.C. working for Congressman DeFazio, the House Committee on Natural Resources, and the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.  …

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