Central Oregon logging industry drops amid construction downturn

Lumber prices dropped 30 percent in past year.

For longtime lumberman Bruce Daucsavage, 2019 has been one of the most challenging years for the timber market in recent memory. The general director of Prineville-based Ochoco Lumber Co. is attempting to ride out a downturn in the timber industry that has battered prices, closed sawmills and slowed tree-thinning projects on federal forestlands.

Source: Central Oregon logging industry drops amid construction downturn; Lumber prices dropped 30 percent in past year