KS In The Press
This is your one stop shop for conservation-focused news about the Klamath-Siskiyou region. Here, you can also find news and updates about KS Wild.
- Families Furious Over Timber Sale
- Residents who live near a site that may soon be logged are upset. Wednesday morning they protested outside the Grants Pass Bureau of Land Management as Boise Cascade and the Swanson Group had a bidding war for the trees of the East West Timber Sale located near the Ken Rose neighborhood just outside downtown Cave Junction in Josephine County.
- Dredge mining creates waves
- Opinions differ sharply in the debate over a bill that would place a moratorium on suction dredge mining in Oregon. Members of both sides packed the Capitol on Monday afternoon during a public hearing of the Senate Environment and Natural Resources Committee.
- Mining firm interested in national forest nickel
- A Portland mining firm Red Flat Nickel Corp. has proposed exploratory drilling at two sites in the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest, including one near the southeastern tip of the Kalmiopsis Wilderness Area.
- These are rough times for Rough & Ready
- Rough and Ready Lumber, the only large sawmill in Josephine County, had to shut down for a week in February, again in March and will do it again this month.
- Feds ask if pot garden poison threat to predator
- For the first time, federal biologists are assessing whether illegal marijuana gardens in the back woods of the West could threaten the extinction of the pacific fisher, a native predator.
- The Bybee timber sale: wrong place, wrong plan
- In order to reach some of the last, best remaining wildlands and ancient forests along Crater Lake National Park's headwater streams, the Forest Service is proposing to build 13 miles of new logging roads and log up to 3,000 acres.
- Logging proposed near Crater Lake National Park sparks a timber wars reprise
- A logging proposal just outside Crater Lake National Park has reignited the Northwest's logging wars in miniature, pitting timber groups anxious for jobs against environmentalists who have gathered 10,000 comments in opposition
- Raising a stink: Asphalt plant odor draws ire
- Nearby neighbors are unhappy with emissions and noise from an asphalt batch plant, while the plant's owner says he's fixed problems that caused it to violate state standards last year.
- Mining bill might curb dredges on state rivers
- A bill to restrict suction dredge mining on sections of 30 rivers in Oregon, including the Rogue and Illinois drainages, has fired up the mining camp as well as the environmental and recreational communities.
- Wyden pledges to boost timber harvests
- The new chairman of the powerful Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee has pledged to boost the federal timber harvest in southwest Oregon.