Forest Management

  • 4/8/2014

    In response: Rural timber jobs are too vital to wait

    Editor's note: This column is in direct response to "Rough and ready: Oregon logging mill revives 67 jobs, controversy," a column penned by Oregon Wild Executive Director Sean Stevens on March 27, 2014. The…

  • 3/27/2014

    Rough and ready: Oregon logging mill revives 67 jobs, controversy

    Sean Stevens is executive director for Oregon Wild, a conservation organization founded in 1974. It was with mixed emotions that I learned earlier this month that the Rough and Ready logging mill in Josephine…

  • 11/21/2013

    The New Forest Economy: GreenWood's poplar selection (Photos)

    When we began shaping today's Portland Business Journal cover story — it's called "The New Forest Economy" — we immediately thought of the work they're doing at GreenWood Resources. GreenWood: A…

  • 6/27/2013

    John Audley tapped to head Sustainable Northwest

    Sustainable Northwest’s new director will take the same approach to advocacy, whether he’s appearing on an international stage or meeting with Eastern Oregon biomass interests. Such flexibility could…

  • 6/18/2013

    Hey Facebook, Google: Need carbon credits?

    A commercial tree farm near Prineville is being marketed as a possible carbon sink. Ochoco Lumber Co. is selling its 32,475-acre Foley Butte Block ponderosa pine farm in a sealed bid auction. The published…

  • 5/23/2013

    Rural leaders tout sustainable forestry bennies in D.C.

    Several downstate Oregon business leaders returned from Washington, D.C. this week after giving elected officials, Obama Administration members and agency heads an earful about biomass and sustainable…

  • 4/18/2013

    Ecotrust's forest team nabs B Lab praise

    The Ecotrust outfit’s forest management team has landed a coveted honor from the group that acknowledges sound business practices. Ecotrust Forest Management was named one of the world’s top 67 companies…

  • 4/16/2013

    Pacific Power seeks fund manager for Blue Sky program

    Pacific Power is seeking an administrator to oversee fish habitat projects funded by its Blue Sky renewable energy program. The program is looking for a fund administrator to recommend and coordinate…

  • 3/21/2013

    Stoel Rives, Oregon claim Supreme Court logging win

    Portland's largest law firm and Oregon's justice department are trumpeting yesterday's U.S. Supreme Court decision regarding private and public logging road regulations as a win for private and public…

  • 3/11/2013

    Oregon's energy dept. issues rural-aimed grants

    Oregon's energy department and the U.S. Forest Service have kicked six grants over to small wood energy project operators.Each of the six projects, which will share the Oregon Department of Energy's $168,000…

  • 2/7/2013

    Sustainable Northwest seeks successor for Martin Goebel

    Sustainable Northwest, a nonprofit focused on rural sustainability, is hiring an executive director to serve as a successor to Martin Goebel, the organization's founder and president. "Now it is time…

  • 2/5/2013

    Portland among the best for urban forests

    American Forests has named Portland one of its “10 Best U.S. Cities for Urban Forests” in part for turning a freeway into Tom McCall Waterfront Park. The list, which isn't ranked, also includes Austin,…

  • 2/4/2013

    Building energy benchmarking gets underway in Washington D.C.

    Building owners across the District have three months to accumulate energy use data for nearly 1,100 properties and submit it to the D.C. government for mandatory benchmarking. The final benchmarking…

  • 1/8/2013

    Plum Creek to fund water-quality research at Oregon State

    Large forest land owner Plum Creek committed $500,000 to endow a research position focused on water quality at the College of Forestry at Oregon State University. The money will support the Plum Creek…

  • 11/15/2012

    Oregon's thermal opportunity would put forest waste to work

    Blue Mountain District Hospital in John Day was spending $150,000 on heating bills. With two 1950s-era boilers burning crude oil for both heat and hot water, CEO Bob Houser didn’t have to think hard…

  • 10/8/2012

    Kitzhaber issues order to support Oregon wood products

    Gov. John Kitzhaber on Monday issued an executive order designed to promote Oregon's wood products and sustainable forest management. Kitzhaber announced the order while speaking at the Oregon Forest…

  • 10/4/2012

    UPS Foundation grants $2M to forestry projects

    The UPS Foundation will mark United Parcel Service Inc.'s global volunteer month in October by giving $2.2 million in grants to fund a forestry initiative. Organizations getting money include DonorsChoose.org,…

  • 10/3/2012

    Ecotrust Forest Management named top impact investment fund

    A panel of experts named Ecotrust Forest Management to its annual list of experienced private debt and equity impact investment fund managers. The ImpactAssets 50 was compiled by selecting firms with…

  • 9/28/2012

    OSU studying 'semi-dwarf' trees for greener forest management

    Oregon State University researchers are studying how growing shorter trees can lead to more sustainable and productive forest management practices. The work of the OSU forest genetics scientists, published…

  • 9/24/2012

    Gallery: Tropical Salvage positions sustainable furniture business for retail focus

    Tropical Salvage, a furniture company focused on recycling tropical wood, is getting ready to move into a giant warehouse space in a bid to remake its business from behind-the-scenes supplier to story-telling…

  • 9/20/2012

    Gorge group sues Skamania County on environmental grounds

    A Columbia Gorge advocacy group is taking Skamania County to court. Portland-based Friends of the Columbia Gorge is charging the county with “failing to protect its critical areas and resource lands…

  • 8/21/2012

    Electric car promotion aims to plant Texas trees

    Record droughts and heavy tornado activity have wiped out more than 500 million trees across Texas, or about 10 percent of the state’s total, according to the Texas Forest Service. In response, eVgo,…

  • 8/9/2012

    Portland getting greener

    When it comes to trees, Portland isn't resting on its green laurels. it's getting greener. The city's urban tree canopy has grown by 2.6 percent over the last decade, according to new data from a Portland…

  • 8/7/2012

    HM3 Energy lands Oregon BEST grant

    The Oregon Built Environment and Sustainable Technologies Center announced its second commercialization grant in as many months, awarding $86,000 to HM3 Energy for emissions testing of its biomass energy…

  • 8/3/2012

    Oregon lands grant for wood energy cluster

    Gov. John Kitzhaber announced Thursday that Oregon won the nation's first-ever grant to support a wood-energy cluster, a pilot project that will be developed with the U.S. Forest Service. The $168,000…