Oregon’s Timber History, An Update | Oregon Office of Economic Analysis

Over the past year a cross-agency team has identified and geocoded current and former mill sites in Oregon. The team is made of brownfield program managers from DEQ and DHS, folks from DLCD, Business Oregon, and Portland State researchers. Their ultimate goal is to find ways to repurpose some of these sites, however you first have to identify them. I was brought in to provide a summary and outlook of the timber industry, largely based on our office’s 2012 report. I argue that report is one of the most informative pieces our office has done. It also continues to be quite popular as web searches for things like “1970s Oregon timber history” are a daily occurrence. For these reasons it was time to update our Oregon timber industry work. What follows is an industry recap and a new set of slides.

Source: Oregon’s Timber History, An Update | Oregon Office of Economic Analysis