Tag Archives: Timber

 Oregon drops several defenses in billion-dollar timber lawsuit

Oregon’s lawyers have agreed to drop several defenses against a class action lawsuit brought by counties that seeks $1.4 billion for insufficient logging of state forests. Source: Oregon Local News – Oregon drops several defenses in billion-dollar timber lawsuit

Oregon drops several defenses in $1.4 billion timber lawsuit

Oregon’s government has agreed to drop several defenses against a class action lawsuit brought by counties that seeks $1.4 billion for insufficient logging of state forests. The State of Oregon has conceded that a class action lawsuit seeking $1.4 billion for insufficient timber harvests isn’t blocked by the statute of limitations. The state government has […]
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Increased revenue to flow from county timber

There’s gold in them hills. And green, too. Josephine County recently hit the jackpot when it discovered it had about twice as much annually harvestable timber as it thought. Now, it hopes to spend the windfall on juvenile justice programs. Source: Increased revenue to flow from county timber

‘Mass timber’ in Oregon’s future, speaker predicts

Speakers at the Oregon Mass Timber Summit acknowledged some hangups, but said they’re still optimistic using fabricated wooden panels in tall buildings can revitalize the state’s timber industry and restore jobs in rural areas. Source: Capital Press

Judge halts timber sale near Crater Lake for second time

A lawsuit brought by two environmental groups successfully halted a logging project in Southern Oregon for a second time. District Court judge Jolie A. Russo ruled last week that Umpqua National Forest must conduct a more comprehensive study of environmental impacts caused by the Loafer timber sale. Source: Judge halts timber sale near Crater Lake […]
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Judge Rules Environmental Groups Can Intervene In Cascade-Siskiyou Lawsuit

A federal judge in Medford, Oregon, ruled Tuesday that several environmental groups can intervene in a lawsuit aimed at preventing the expansion the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument in southern Oregon. Source: Judge Rules Environmental Groups Can Intervene In Cascade-Siskiyou Lawsuit . News | OPB

Oregon Lumber Community Looks To Trump And Innovation To Survive

Traditionally, states that rely on the timber industry, like Oregon, haven’t had much to cheer in the last 30 years. Modernization of mills, economic changes and huge declines in logging led to a long downturn in the industry. During last year’s presidential campaign, candidate Donald Trump promised to bring back timber in Oregon. Source: Oregon Lumber […]
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Timber, levees and affordable housing top Oregon delegation priorities

Here’s an short overview of key bills co-sponsored by the Oregon delegation. Levee system Oregon’s congressional leaders are urging support of a feasibility study work plan for the Portland Metropolitan Flood Protection Project in the form of a letter sent March 6 to Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney and Doug Lamont, Acting Assistant […]
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Association said BLM illegally withheld money from timber counties

The BLM illegally withheld federal timber payments from Douglas and 17 other Oregon counties, the Association of O&C Counties said Monday. The association has asked the federal government to correct what it calls a “costly mistake” in calculating how much money those counties get. Source: Association said BLM illegally withheld money from timber counties | Government […]
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Oregon timber industry optimistic Trump administration will bring back jobs

On the campaign trail, President Donald Trump made a big promise to the Oregon timber industry: to bring back family-wage jobs. Many attending the Oregon Logging Conference say they are optimistic that President Trump will make good on those promises. Source: Oregon timber industry optimistic Trump administration will bring back jobs | KVAL