Network Features

July 3, 2015
A set of draft reports analyzing 20 years of monitoring data under the Northwest Forest Plan has been formally released by the Regional Interagency Executive Committee (RIEC) today. The reports, which summarize the latest periodic monitoring data...
June 25, 2015
“The lesson in ‘Playing God’ is that there is no such thing as leaving nature alone. People are part of Creation. We do not have the option of choosing not to be stewards of the land. We must master the art and science of good...
June 10, 2015
The June 2 Washington Post article about the growth of the biomass industry in the southern U.S. to fuel European markets, showcases a narrow and inaccurate view of the true threats to forests--which in the south especially--are largely owned by...
June 10, 2015
A leading coalition of forest owners, wood suppliers and manufacturers of pulp and paper goods announced today the creation of Biomass101.org, a clearinghouse for scientifically sound information on carbon-neutral bioenergy. Biomass101 is an effort...
June 10, 2015
Forestry-related industry performance for the latter part of March and the month of April remained largely unchanged over February data in both the manufacturing and non-manufacturing sectors. Total industrial production (IP) decreased 0.6% (+2.0%...
June 10, 2015
Using a helicopter and a machine that pumps out 100 flaming ping-pong balls every minute, a team from the Fort Nelson First Nation recently took to the air to set fire to almost 3,000 hectares of forest in the Liard River area in northeastern...
June 10, 2015
The largest potential economic impacts to communities from timber sale lawsuits come in the form of lost jobs, labor income and federal, state and local taxes, according to a study by the University of Montana’s Bureau of Business and Economic...
June 10, 2015
The lesson in ‘Playing God’ is that there is no such thing as leaving nature alone. People are part of Creation. We do not have the option of choosing not to be stewards of the land. We must master the art and science of good stewardship...
June 2, 2015
MOLINE, Ill. (May 14, 2015) — In 1965, John Deere introduced the 440 Skidder, and has continued to change the game for loggers with safer, more reliable and more productive machines ever since. This customer-inspired commitment to quality...
May 22, 2015
Type and location define pellet fuel's quality and prospective markets. These realities differ for Western producers compared to their Eastern peers in the quest to run a successful plant. Location, location, location, is real estate’s...
May 22, 2015
Before Mount St. Helen's blew its top 35 years ago today, Spirit Lake was a popular tourist destination in Washington state, a place dotted with campsites where visitors came to enjoy its crystal clear waters that reached depths of 200 feet....
May 15, 2015
On April 24, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) released for public review and comment draft Resource Management Plans for six districts in western Oregon encompassing over 2.5 million acres of BLM managed forestland, including the Oregon...