Tag Archives: Timber Sale

Oregon local governments made ‘record revenues’ from 2019 timber sales, state says

Counties and local governments made $86.9 million from timber sales on state forest lands this year, according to the Oregon Department of Forestry. Source: Oregon local governments made ‘record revenues’ from 2019 timber sales, state says

Your View: Rulings reaffirm need to manage O&C forests

The Mail Tribune’s Dec. 6 editorial focused on the recent court decision invalidating President Barack Obama’s expansion of the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument during his final hours in office. Just as impactful was Judge Richard Leon’s second decision invalidating the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) 2016 Western Oregon Resource Management Plans (RMPs), also adopted late in […]
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Beat Check podcast: Oregon Department of Forestry besieged by fires, financial missteps, $1 billion lawsuit

The Oregon Department of Forestry, which is funded by timber sales, can’t seem to please anyone. More than a dozen Oregon counties that lean heavily on the county for timber payments says the state isn’t cutting enough trees from its state forests; they’ve teamed together to mount a $1 billion lawsuit. Source: Beat Check podcast: […]
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Oregon counties sue state for $1 billion, claim poor forest management

The question of how Oregon should manage its state forests could receive an answer when a trial in Linn County wraps up this week between the state and 14 counties suing it for breach of contract. The counties, including Marion and Polk, claim they are owed about $1.4 billion because the state didn’t adequately manage more than […]
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Residents critical of state over Norriston Heights timber sale

Clearcut on hold for a year. Representatives from the Oregon Department of Forestry met with Arch Cape residents Monday following the decision to delay the Norriston Heights timber sale. The discussion was facilitated by Clatsop County commissioners and staff who hope this will be the first of many talks until a solution is found. The state […]
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Failing forestry: Oregon wanted to clearcut above their water supply. The plan’s on hold for now.

The first Roger Neugebauer heard about the Norriston Heights timber sale was two days before the end of the public comment period, which closed May 2. A neighbor emailed him and described the Oregon Department of Forestry’s plan to clearcut the 77-acre forest plot. Source: Failing forestry: Oregon wanted to clearcut above their water supply. […]
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Recreation impacts debated in logging lawsuit

Environmentalists want a 100-acre Oregon logging project overhauled to better accommodate recreational users, arguing that existing federal plans will degrade scenic qualities and increase fire risks. Source: Recreation impacts debated in logging lawsuit

Chetco Bar salvage timber sales fall short

The timber industry’s appetite for salvaging timber from the Chetco Bar and other 2017 wildfires has dried up quickly, with charred timber going unsold, keeping the Forest Service from reaching its logging targets here this year. The past three salvage sales offered by the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest have failed to receive any bids, including […]
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County commission weighs in on timber sale

The Clatsop County Board of Commissioners has asked the state to delay a controversial timber sale near Arch Cape. In a letter sent to Astoria District Forester Dan Goody on Thursday afternoon, commissioners cite ongoing concerns about how harvest operations on more than 70 acres of state land on the east side of U.S Highway […]
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Timber sale taps into anxiety over logging on the coast

A 70-acre state clearcut planned near Arcadia Beach. It could be several years before trees are cut on state land off U.S. Highway 101 between Arcadia Beach and Hug Point, but a proposed timber sale has already tapped into broader concerns about water quality, habitat conservation and tourism on the coast. The Norriston Heights timber […]
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