Tag Archives: Timber Industry

Expansion Of Cascade-Siskiyou Protections Was Invalid, Judge Rules

A federal judge says public forests designated as “O&C Lands” must be maintained for timber production. Source: Expansion Of Cascade-Siskiyou Protections Was Invalid, Judge Rules

Cap and trade legislation threatens rural Oregonians’ livelihoods

It’s one thing to talk about expensive and unworkable proposals such as the “Green New Deal” in the abstract. It’s quite another to be on the ground, where these pie-in-the-sky plans threaten jobs, budgets, and the environment itself. Source: Cap and trade legislation threatens rural Oregonians’ livelihoods

As many as nine dueling forestry bills could be on next November’s ballot

The timber industry and environmentalists are headed toward a showdown over forest management that could bring as many as nine ballot measures before the voters next November. At issue is a fundamental disagreement over what forest practices best protect water quality. The two sides are also gearing up for a possible fight over what role […]
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Opinion: Oregon’s forest management a boon for environment and economics

I was pleased to read the third installment of The Oregonian/OregonLive’s Failing Forestry series (“Failing Forestry: The $1 billion lawsuit that could decide the fate of Oregon’s state forests,” Oct. 27) that highlighted the significant value the Oregon timber industry provides to rural Oregonians in terms of high-paying, family-wage jobs. Whether they are mill jobs, […]
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In Oregon, the fight for local control upends Western norms

Advocates for an aerial pesticide spray ban are fighting for more protection and rights of nature. Source: In Oregon, the fight for local control upends Western norms

Oregon’s Forestry and Logging Industry Employment

Oregon is one of the world’s great tree-growing areas. The state’s soils and climate provide ideal conditions to grow such commercially viable species as Douglas fir and ponderosa pine. Forests cover more than 30 million of Oregon’s 62 million acres – almost half of the state’s landmass. Firms in the forestry and logging sector grow […]
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Ballot initiative to tighten Oregon forestry laws gets rejected. Advocates blame timber money.

Two Republican officials who rejected an effort by environmental advocates to let voters decide whether to tighten state forestry laws have taken more than $50,000 from timber interests in their careers. Source: Ballot initiative to tighten Oregon forestry laws gets rejected. Advocates blame timber money.

Oregon Insight: wood products’ decline was steep – but it remains vital in rural counties

Oregon’s wood products manufacturing sector has shed more than half its workforce since 1990, but an analysis by the Oregon Employment Department finds it still plays an essential economic role in several rural communities. Regional state labor economist Brian Rooney found the number of Oregon forest products jobs plunged from 46,100 in 1990 to just […]
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Opinion: Spotted owl protections didn’t kill logging jobs; timber industry did

The Trump administration recently weakened the Endangered Species Act by allowing policymakers to consider the economic impact of protecting these plants and animals. Industries will have more power to maneuver, even if it means imperiling fragile species. Source: Opinion: Spotted owl protections didn’t kill logging jobs; timber industry did – oregonlive.com

Sturdy, strong and sustainable: Oregon builders more frequently look to engineered wood for construction

Mass timber — also called engineered or composite wood — is increasingly popular in construction projects across the country, but especially in the Pacific Northwest. Source: Sturdy, strong and sustainable: Oregon builders more frequently look to engineered wood for construction – News – The Register-Guard – Eugene, OR