Northwest Timber

Rogue Wilderness
9:54 am
Mon June 23, 2014

Why Is It Taking So Long To Expand The Rogue Wilderness?

On the Rogue River politics seems far away. But if this wilderness is to expand it must overcome political hurdles.
Credit Bureau of Land Management / Wikicommons

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.”

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7:25 am
Fri April 4, 2014

Timber Company Bids To Buy State Forest Land

Seneca Jones Timber Company acknowledges that clearcuts would take place if they receive the property.
Credit Francis Eatherington/Flickr

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

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Logging Exports
4:59 pm
Mon February 24, 2014

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

Lumber and log exports from the West Coast rose about 20 percent last year.
Credit Sean Mack / Wikimedia Commons

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.

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Oregon Timber
4:15 pm
Wed July 31, 2013

Congress Eyes Plan To Ramp Up Oregon Timber Harvest

Dan Jenkins, ODFW

Originally published on Wed July 31, 2013 4:20 pm

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.

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