Duncan: Defunding OFRI Will Hurt Oregon In Multiple Ways

The Oregon Farm Bureau is warning legislation currently under consideration will hurt Oregon’s economy and Natural Resources sector in multiple ways. Lawmakers are debating House Bill 2357, which would remove funding for the Oregon Forest Resources Institute. Sara Duncan with the Oregon Forest & Industries Council said what many don’t realize is OFRI is the […]

Lawmakers Looking At Changing How Wildfires Are Fought In Oregon

Oregon lawmakers are looking at several bills that could change the way the state fights wildfires, and how it tries to prevent them.  Plans under review include an effort to restore forest health through thinning, removing brush and small trees, and increasing prescribed burns.   Over the next 20 years, supporters aim to do that […]