Archive | November, 2012

Editorial: Idea for forest shows promise

The proposal for a community forest corridor on the east side of Sweet Home got a big boost recently when it was selected as an Oregon Solutions Team project.

It’s good news for the proposal, which we think shows considerable promise…

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Editorial: Idea for forest shows promise. Albany Democrat-Herald. November 28, 2012.

Oregon Solutions Team takes on Community Forest project

SWEET HOME — The concept of a community forest corridor east of Sweet Home has gotten a major boost with its selection as an Oregon Solutions Team project.

The concept includes designating a 12-mile stretch of timbered land along the South Santiam River and Highway 20 as a community forest. It would be a working forest that includes projects to enhance water quality in the South Santiam River, and include recreational opportunities such as hiking and mountain biking paths…

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Oregon Solutions Team takes on Community Forest project. Albany Democrat-Herald. November 27, 2012.

In The High Desert, A Sustainable Mill Targets A Thirsty Tree

FOSSIL, Ore. — When you walk into Kendall Derby’s mill, the first thing you notice is the smell. It’s sharp and evergreen, like the high desert after a rain. But Derby doesn’t notice the smell of juniper.

‘People walk in here and they say oh, I love the smell. And I don’t have a sense of smell. Born without it. Never smelled it,” he laughs.

Derby runs In The Sticks sawmill on the outskirts of Fossil. It’s a mill dedicated to the bushy, short juniper tree…

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In The High Desert, A Sustainable Mill Targets A Thirsty Tree. OPB radio. November 21, 2012.

PSU professors to unveil new affordable, green portable classroom at Greenbuild 2012

Two Portland State University Architecture professors will unveil the first prototype of their new affordable, healthy, energy-efficient modular classroom Nov. 14 at Greenbuild 2012 in San Francisco, the world’s largest green-building expo…

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PSU professors to unveil new affordable, green portable classroom at Greenbuild 2012 . Portland State University. November 13, 2012.