Update on Regional Forest Fires: 8-3-13

Here is updated information on the forest fires currently burning in Southern Oregon. This information is provided by the SWOR Joint Information Center. The following is consolidated information for each of the major fires burning in Douglas and Josephine Counties: Total Fires: 5 Total Acres: 47,843 BIG WINDY COMPLEX Location: 25 miles NW of Grants … Continue reading »

10th Anniversary of the Biscuit Fire: Logging and Lawsuits

By Bryan Navarro Tree stumps mark the battleground where environmentalists and loggers clashed over what to do with the timber that was caught in the firefight. After the smoke cleared, a new fight began: what would be done with the scarred and scorched trees left behind? The U.S. Forest Service wanted to salvage some logs … Continue reading »