Is this Oregon Lumber Company Reinventing How We Build?

Freres Lumber company based out of Lyons, Oregon has created a new type of veneer-based panel called Mass Plywood Panels. It is a competitor to Cross Laminated Timber and could be used for the walls and floors of multistory buildings. The panels use 20-30 percent less wood than CLT and can be made to order, […]

What does a forester in Oregon have in common with aircraft mechanic students in Turkey?

Red Rock Biofuels LLC is in the process of planning a commercial-scale biorefinery in Lakeview, Oregon and plans to commence construction June 2016. The plant will have a production capacity of 15 million gallons per year. This renewable biofuels facility will sustainably source available forest feedstocks, helping to thin the forest to decrease fuel for […]

Community Energy Planning Workshops Update: Talent gets the ball rolling

Six communities around the state have applied to have Sustainable Northwest, Energy Trust of Oregon, ODOE, Wallowa Resources, and LCRI hold a workshop to discuss community energy planning strategies. The community in Talent is leading the way in building support and excitement for this next step in integrating renewable energy and energy efficiency into their […]

35-Story Carbon Neutral Timber Skyscraper Proposed for Paris

Vancouver architect Michael Green is a world leader in designing and building tall buildings out of wood and has co-authored the definitive book on the subject, called The Case For Tall Wood Towers. It has caused a stir among architects since it was first published in 2012. Now, in partnership with French architects DVVD Paris and […]

Social Economic Monitoring Report

Fiscal Years 2012 and 2013 Eric M. White, Emily Jane Davis, and Cassandra Moseley Excerpt from the ‘Executive Summary’ “The Fremont-Winema National Forest and the Lakeview Stewardship Group were awarded funding under the Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration (CFLR) Program in 2012 for the 662,289 acre Lakeview Stewardship Project. The CFLR Program, administered by the U.S. […]

ATTENTION CONTRACTORS: Contract writing guides and information sources now on our website!

Please check out these helpful guides on finding and writing contracts for government projects. We will also continue to compile resources for local contractors  under ‘For Contractors’ on this page on our website! ACA Doing Business with the Fed Govt Contracting with Public Land Agencies PP GCAP Briefing April 2015

APPLY TODAY: Renewable Energy Planning in your Community

    Sustainable Northwest, Lake County Resource Initiative, and Wallowa Resources are hosting a series of workshops – Making Energy Work for Rural Oregon – in four different communities across Oregon, from June through October 2015, to help communities implement renewable energy and energy efficiency projects. Lake County is on its way to being 100% free […]

Renewable Energy Demonstration in Ontario, OR

Last week LCRI and Oregon Rural Action collaborated to bring the Renewable Energy Demonstration Trailer to Ontario, OR. It was an all-day affair starting early at Ontario High School.  Our Renewable Energy Engineer, Bob Rogers spoke with several high school classes about ways of utilizing renewable energy in their lives, as well as encourage them […]

Find Out How Many Solar Jobs Were Created in Your State

The Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) and The Solar Foundation held a briefing on the 2014 National Solar Jobs Census. The Census found that the solar industry added 31,000 jobs last year, accounting for 1.3 percent of all new U.S. jobs, and representing a growth rate almost 20 times greater than the national average. […]

Oregon Governor recognizes Town of Lakeview as a ‘Solar Friendly Community’