October 8, 1987 |
People in northwestern Montana are advised to be on the lookout for drunken bears. Black bears and grizzlies are gathering along Burlington Northern railroad tracks east of Essex, where a train carrying hundreds of tons of corn derailed in 1985. Some of the corn left behind has fermented, and the aroma is attracting bears. "The bears are actually intoxicated up there," said Loren Hicks, a wildlife biologist for Plum Creek Timber Co., a BN subsidiary.
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May 18, 1997 |
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service expects 18 million acres of fish and wildlife habitat to be protected on private lands by the end of the year under habitat-conservation plans. A look at the 20 largest plans, their location and species affected: 1. State of Washington, 1.6 million acres specified in management plan for state's 2.1 million acres of forestry lands; northern spotted owl, marbled murrelet, salmon, steelhead, trout. 2.
January 16, 2002 |
Kmart Corp.'s board of directors met Tuesday to discuss financial options, possibly even bankruptcy, as the stock of the discount retailer closed near a 34-year low amid concern over its failing efforts to compete against the low prices of rival Wal-Mart Stores Inc. The nation's second-largest discount retailer has said that it may need additional financing from banks after months of weak sales, especially over the crucial Christmas shopping season.
January 6, 2009 |
The nation's largest owner of timberland said Monday that it would no longer pursue changes in agreements over its use of U.S. Forest Service roads -- changes that critics complained could transform forests into housing subdivisions. Critics of the proposed changes had included President-elect Barack Obama and a Montana senator. Changes in the agreements would benefit the public, but "given the lack of receptivity, we have decided not to go forward," Plum Creek Timber Co.
April 7, 1995 |
The president of the Wilderness Society, a venerable conservation organization that has fought to protect wildlife and forests throughout the country, logged more than 400,000 board feet of timber from his western Montana ranch early this year. The timber sale is detailed in a Nation magazine article being published today. The society's president, G. Jon Roush, was severely criticized in the article, written by Alexander Cockburn and Jeffrey St.
November 6, 2005 |
A proposed development at the gateway to Maine's North Woods envisions nearly 1,000 house lots, two resorts, three recreational vehicle parks, a golf course and a marina. It would be the state's biggest such project -- and opponents and supporters alike say its impact would be colossal. Local officials hail the Plum Creek Timber Co.'s plan for the Moosehead Lake region as a potential shot in the arm for a part of Maine bypassed by economic growth.