The American Forest Resource Council is a Eugene-based trade association working to rekindle logging operations in rural communities. Douglas County is Oregon’s top timber producer and has been hit the hardest by a slack logging market. The future of timber:…

In a new report, the Government Accountability Office criticizes public lands agencies for poor management of grazing permits. The watchdog says conflicts and armed standoffs over grazing rights, like the one in 2014 in Nevada, would be less likely if public land…

Rural landowners assert role in fighting wildfires by Chad Sokol Spokesman-Review Wildfires in rural Washington have again brought complaints from farmers and property owners about their role in protecting their land. The fire in Valleyford has been out for a…