More than 40% of Oregon adults say the state’s forests are overlogged, but most also believe that harvesting timber is part of maintaining healthy forests, according to a recent survey.
Banks-area schools, fire districts receive nearly $3 million from timber revenue in 2022
Nearly $3 million in revenue generated from timber sales in the Tillamook State Forest in 2022 went to local districts in Banks and surrounding areas in fiscal year 2022, according to data from Washington County.
Lawsuit by 13 counties against state over logging practices ends at Oregon Supreme Court
The Oregon Supreme Court has ended a six-year legal battle between the state and 13 western Oregon counties over logging practices by declining to hear the case.
Oregon Appeals Court reverses $1.1 billion verdict over state forest management
The Oregon Court of Appeals on Wednesday reversed a $1.1 billion verdict against the state for how it manages forests, ruling that the state wasn’t obligated to maximize logging and profits.
Legislative news brief: Fight shaping up for Oregon timber industry in 2021 Oregon Legislative Assembly
The Gales Creek Overlook in the Tillamook State Forest. File photo: Chas Hundley//Banks Post A slew of bills in committees at the Oregon Legislature could reverse tax cuts for harvested timber that have been on the books for scores of years, and that observers say has kept nine counties in[Read More…]
Tillamook, Washington Co. received $38.8 million from timber sales last year
The Gales Creek Overlook in the Tillamook State Forest. File photo: Chas Hundley//Banks Post TILLAMOOK STATE FOREST – In a report issued by the Oregon Department of Forestry, the agency said that $38.8 million was distributed to Washington and Tillamook counties in fiscal year 2019 (July 1, 2018 through June[Read More…]