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Sep 28, 2010: The Oregonian: "Settlement requires stricter regulation of Oregon coast logging"
September 28, 2010 -- Private timber owners and loggers in much of Oregon's Coast Range will face more stringent environmental regulations to protect streams under a court settlement issued Tuesday.
Aug 24, 2010: Tillamook Headlight Herald: "Judge: Logging roads pollute"
August 24, 2010 -- Local timber interests are bracing for the potential impact of a court ruling that dirt, rock and sand runoff from logging roads is a form of pollution requiring a permit under the Clean Water Act.
Aug 17, 2010: OPB: "Logging Road Runoff Decision Could Have Big Implications in NW"
August 17, 2010 -- Today, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that rainwater channeled by logging roads into rivers and streams is pollution and can be regulated under the Clean Water Act.
Aug 17, 2010: Seattle Times: "Appeals court: mud from logging roads is pollution"
August 17, 2010 -- A federal appeals court Tuesday decided that mud washing off logging roads is pollution and ordered the Environmental Protection Agency to write regulations to reduce the amount that reaches salmon streams.
Jan 30, 2010: The World: "Timber plan divides Oregon North Coast residents"
January 30, 2010 -- A proposal to cut more timber on the Clatsop and Tillamook state forests has divided North Coast residents.
Jan 15, 2010: The Oregonian: "Oregon held to account for failing to protect coastal waterways"
January 15, 2010 -- Oregon doesn't do enough to protect its coastal waterways from the harmful effects of logging, and that could end up costing the state millions in withheld federal dollars.
Feb 26, 2008: "Washington's HCP: Adaptive Management or Gridlock?" written by WFLC's director, Peter Goldman
The article outlines environmental concerns with the Forests and Fish Adaptive Management Process and how HCP adaptive management processes can be improved. The article was published in The Osprey, a publication of the Steelhead Committee of the Federation of Fly Fishers.
Jan 21, 2008: High Country News: "Treehuggers and treecutters unite"
The threat of forests disappearing under exurbia has brought some traditional adversaries - environmentalists and the small foresters - to the same table. Together, they’ve succeeded in convincing the state Legislature to tinker with the regulations in a way that could help keep the foresters on the land.
Feb 16, 2007: Only 60% of logging operations meet state rules, report says: DNR takes look at deal with industry
Seattle P-I, February 14, 2007; A controversial 50-year deal between the state and logging companies was pitched as a way to save endangered salmon. But a new government report says spot checks found that only 60 percent of the logging operations complied with the rules.
Jan 28, 2007: Statesman Journal: "Effect of logging incident on city's drinking water spotlights forest rules"
January 28, 2007 -- No laws were violated, but logging near headwaters of creek forced Falls City to close its drinking-water intake.