The Oregon Department of Forestry released long-awaited revenue projections for 14 counties if a landmark conservation plan is adopted. Washington County could lose more than $5.6 million, or less than 0.3% of the county’s total $1.7 billion budget this year.
Alex Baumhardt - Oregon Capital Chronicle
The Oregon Board of Education on Thursday voted unanimously to pause a decade-old requirement that students show additional proficiencies in reading, writing and other skills on top of taking regular courses in those subjects. The essential skills requirement will be suspended through the 2027-28 school year.
Members of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde can now hunt and fish on tribal licenses in a greater area of their historic homelands, including in areas in and around Gales Creek
More than 40% of Oregon adults say the state’s forests are overlogged, but most also believe that harvesting timber is part of maintaining healthy forests, according to a recent survey.
A combination of federal and state funding this year helped to promote electric vehicles, renewable energy projects and environmental protections.
Oregon’s pandemic home-schooling boom is beginning to cool off, new state data shows.
The 2022 wildfire season in Oregon has been among the mildest in the last decade, with human-caused fires down nearly 20% from the 10-year average, according to state data. Humans are the number one cause of wildfires in Oregon and across the country. The Oregon Department of Forestry credits the[Read More…]
The Oregon Supreme Court has ended a six-year legal battle between the state and 13 western Oregon counties over logging practices by declining to hear the case.
The Tualatin Soil and Water Conservation District was awarded nearly $1.5 million to remove
dams and culverts in the Gales Creek Watershed and reestablish native plants along stream banks to shade threatened fish species and improve water quality.
On Thursday afternoon, just five weeks after publishing a wildfire risk map, the state Forestry Department axed it.