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Salem-News.com (Feb-15-2012 19:33)

BLM Sells Timber in Yamhill and Clackamas Counties

There were no bidders on the 1,052 MBF Cruiser Fly Timber Sale in Tillamook County and on the 279 MBF Rockhouse Timber Sale in Polk County.

(SALEM) - Oregon logging Approximately 7,623 thousand board feet (MBF) of timber was offered for sale at oral auction by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Salem District on Wednesday, February 15. Two of the four timber sales offered were sold for a total of $2,006,108.

The Wilkenson Timber Sale of 3,276 MBF, located in Yamhill County, was purchased by Banks Timber-LLC for $1,031,940.

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Salem-News.com (Feb-14-2012 18:14)

Schedule Announced for 2012 Oregon Logging Conference `The World Needs Our Wood`

Skilled log loader operators sought for the conference’s third annual log loader operator competition.

(EUGENE, Ore.) - Menu Admin Home News Feature Block Sports News Ads Ad Groups Sports Ads Calendar News Comments Mobile News Sports Comments Staff Bios Manage Graphics Page Editor / Creator Preview Front Page Upload Photos Community Solutions Google Maps stats Panels - Edi Towering heavy equipment and forestry professionals from across the world return to the Lane Events Center in Eugene, Feb. 23 through 25, for the 74th Oregon Logging Conference.

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Salem-News.com (Feb-13-2012 21:10)

Kitzhaber Asked to Reject Attempts to Privatize Public Lands for Public Schools

“Where is the return on the more than 2.6 million dollars that the Department of State Lands stated was the value of 621 acres exchanged to Giustina Resources?” asked Shannon Wilson of Eco Advocates NW.

(SALEM) - Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber Eco Advocates Northwest are urging state officials to reject the Department of State Lands attempts to privatize thousands of acres of publicly owned lands in Oregon to allegedly raise funds for public schools.

They propose that the Governor raise public school funds by rectifying a colossal mistake created by the Oregon Legislature in 1999 by reversing House Bill 3575.

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Salem-News.com (Jan-26-2011 23:10)

Ninth Circuit Court Denies Government Request to Resume Clearcutting Upper Big Hole Valley

The ruling preserves the right of all citizens to request a preliminary injunction to stop construction before the damage is done.

(WISDOM, Mont.) - Big Hole Forest Reserve in Montana A ruling by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals this week has set a precedent by defining at what point environmental groups may stop federal projects.

In question was the Preliminary Injunction issued by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals last year that stopped a massive federal logging project about 15 miles west of Wisdom in Montana’s Big Hole Valley.

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Salem-News.com (Jan-18-2011 17:57)

U.S. Trade Representative Kirk Requests Arbitration under the 2006 Softwood Lumber Agreement

British Columbia is accused of unfair competition and put American workers and the nation’s timber industry in jeopardy

(WASHINGTON D.C.) - 2006 Softwood Lumber Agreement Sen. Jeff Merkley is backing a request arbitration with Canada under the 2006 Softwood Lumber Agreement over the under-pricing of timber harvested from public lands in BC.

“Canada has a formal trade agreement with the United States, but our friends to the North continue to ignore their responsibility by subsidizing Canadian softwood lumber exports,” said Merkley.

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Salem-News.com (Oct-19-2010 17:37)

Old Logging Practices Linked to High Erosion Rates

U of O researchers say the landscape of the Rogue-Siskiyou National Forest is threatened by old logging and road-building practices; recent fires and rains have produced erosion rates four times higher than any previous periods over 2,000 years.

(EUGENE, Ore.) - Upper Squaw Lake While logging practices have improved dramatically since then, the damaged landscape -- the removal of low vegetation that helps to protect hillsides during fires and rain -- continues to pose a threat into the foreseeable future, said Daniel G. Gavin. He is a professor of geography, and postdoctoral doctoral researcher Daniele Colombaroli.

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