The Oregon Department of Forestry released long-awaited revenue projections for 14 counties if a landmark conservation plan is adopted. Washington County could lose more than $5.6 million, or less than 0.3% of the county’s total $1.7 billion budget this year.
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.
More than $1.5 million in revenue generated from timber sales in the Tillamook State Forest in 2022 went to local districts in Gales Creek and surrounding areas in fiscal year 2022, according to data from Washington County.
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.
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//Gales Creek Journal 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[Read More…]
The Gales Creek Overlook in the Tillamook State Forest. File photo: Chas Hundley//Gales Creek Journal 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[Read More…]