Northwest Timber

There's about one month remaining to submit proposals to buy Oregon's Elliott State Forest. The Oregon Department of State Lands said so far, no one has expressed interest in the 82,000 acre property in southwest Oregon.

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A lawsuit claiming Oregon has failed to maximize revenues from state-owned forests, is gaining momentum. Circuit Court Judge Daniel Murphy has ruled Linn County’s suit against the state can become a class action.

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On the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act, the Rogue River in Southern Oregon welcomes a busy summer season of rafters, kayakers and fishers.

The Rogue is one of the West’s most iconic rivers. And many conservationists are calling for Congress to expand the wilderness area surrounding it.

Robyn Janssen is with Rogue Riverkeeper. She helped organize a recent trip down the Rogue to highlight the river’s environmental issues.

Janssen: “So we are just entering in the actual wilderness section of the wild and scenic Rogue Wilderness.”

Timber Company Bids To Buy State Forest Land

Apr 4, 2014
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A prominent timber family’s bid to purchase state forest land in Oregon could lead to old-growth logging near protected wildlife species.

2013: A Good Year For West Coast Log And Lumber Exports

Feb 24, 2014
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Lumber and log exports from the West Coast rose about 20 percent last year, with demand peaking in the fourth quarter.

Most of the West Coast logs shipped overseas are going to China, although Japan has upped its demand, as well. With limited forestlands of their own, these countries rely on the United States’ timber supply.

Oregon's Congressional members are working on a plan that would dramatically increase logging on some federally-owned forest land in the southwest corner of the state. A House panel advanced a measure Wednesday that would allow increased timber harvests in struggling timber counties.