Spotted Owl Plan in Jeopardy

By Robert McClure
Seattle Post-Intelligencer

(Editor’s note: This story has changed since it was originally published. The Secretary of the Interior is designated under the Endangered Species Act as responsible for managing the recovery of endangered species. The earlier version of the story attributed that responsibility to the Fish and Wildlife Service.)  Read more…

Trees, Books, Money and Fire

By John Darling
Jefferson Monthly

Grim realities loom in the economy and ecology of our region. Libraries close. Congress cuts off generations-old timber funding to Western Oregon counties, leading some to threaten bankruptcy. County sheriff patrols grow thin. Unharvested forests grow thick with flammable understory, while scores of mills have closed. What goes on here?  Read more…

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