Accomplishments

Blue Mountains Forest Partners is proud of our accomplishments.  Below you can learn more about our work and how we are helping create healthy forests and healthy communities.

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  • April 18, 2021

    They Overcame Mutual Loathing, and Saved a Town

    JOHN DAY, Ore. — One of the most venomous battles in our polarized nation is the one that has unfolded between loggers and environmentalists in timber towns like this one in the snow-capped Blue Mountains of Eastern Oregon. ...more
  • April 18, 2021

    Forest Resiliency in Lake and Klamath Counties

    Today our forests in Lake and Klamath Counties are in jeopardy. Insect infestations, overstocked Western juniper, and an altered fire regime have all led to heavy fuel loads. A single lightning strike today has a greater probability of ...more
  • April 18, 2021

    Finding common ground on active forest management

    Environmentalists, working alongside timber industry professionals, helped end the ban on logging trees over 21 inches. Instead of fighting in the courtroom, with environmental lawsuits halting timber projects, the former adversaries ...more
  • October 4, 2020

    Working on timber peace: the Blue Mountains Forest Partners

    Hear about our collaborative from Oregon Public Broadcasting's Oregon Field Guide!  After the “Timber Wars” left both sides with deep animosity, loggers and environmentalists have done the unthinkable in Eastern Oregon: they've ...more
  • October 4, 2020

    Forest Restoration in an Era of COVID-19

    How has the global pandemic affected forest restoration on the Malheur National Forest?  Click on "Read More" to hear from local operators Iron Triangle Logging and Malheur Lumber Company about how they have adjusted to this new challenge.more
  • January 4, 2020

    Of Woodpeckers and Harvests: Finding Compatibility Between Habitat and Salvage Logging

    The western United States is home to many woodpecker species that are strongly associated with recently disturbed forests, including post wildfire and post-beetle outbreaks. These types of landscapes are favored habitat because the dead ...more
  • January 4, 2020

    Landscape Pattern Monitoring Portal Now Active!

    The Forest Service, the Southern Blues Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Project, and the Blue Mountains Forest Partners worked together to build a web application that would help map and monitor changes in land cover and ...more
  • February 9, 2019

    Restoration in a Fire Forest: The Benefits of Burning

    Wildfire has historically played an important role in the health and structure of Oregon's dry forests. Prescribed fire is a valuable tool used to restore forest health, increase firefighter safety, and better protect nearby human resour...more

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