Timber & Wood Products

This isn’t your grandparents’ logging

November 1, 2018

Being new to the forest sector, I have to admit that today’s logging operations are quite different than the popular-culture image of a burly, bearded man wearing a plaid shirt and carrying an ax. Three recent firsthand experiences have provided me with a clearer picture of how logging is done…

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In Cap-and-Trade Considerations, Oregon Policy-Makers Should Include Reductions for Federal Forest Fire Smoke Carbon Emissions

September 1, 2018

Sara Duncan 503-586-1246 Oregon Forest & Industries Council On Wednesday, August 22, hundreds of policymakers will gather in Lincoln City for the annual Oregon Coastal Caucus Economic Summit to discuss carbon cap-and-trade mechanisms and ways to reduce Oregon’s carbon footprint. “Solutions to decrease unchecked wildfires and increase the production of…

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Love the forest; love the people

August 1, 2018

Paul Barnum Executive Director, Retired I love Oregon’s forests of all kinds – from freshly planted to majestic old growth – but the biggest attraction for me has always been the people. Growing up in eastern Oregon, I spent many summers working in agriculture: bucking hay, driving pea trucks and…

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