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Forestry Dept.: Thin 100k Acres In Eastern Oregon

By Jim McCoy Wed 3rd December Newsforestrytimber industry
A team of scientists in northeastern Oregon has proposed a 10-year project to thin 100,000 acres of national forest that's dense with underbrush and at risk for a big fire. The effort is a result of a decision a year ago by U.S.Read More »

Cave Junction Mill To Re-open This Summer

By Jim McCoy Wed 12th March NewsRough & Readytimber industry
- The Rough and Ready Lumber mill that shut down last year in the Josephine County town of Cave Junction plans to reopen this summer. The Daily Courier reports (http://bit.ly/O1k4jU ) a $1 million Business Oregon loan and $4 million in state and federal tax credits will pay for upgrades and automation. The mill will employ 66 people.Read More »

Cave Junction Sawmill Announces Closure

The owners of Rough & Ready Lumber Co.Read More »

Report: Oregon Timber Harvest Increases in 2011

By Jim McCoy Tue 10th July Newseconomyforestrytimber industry

State officials say log exports helped boost Oregon's timber harvest to increase for the second year in a row.
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Coos County Surviving With Money From Own Timber Lands

By Jim McCoy Tue 19th June NewseconomyOregon Coast newstimber industry

One of the Oregon timber counties facing a cutoff of federal money is dipping into a savings account built from its own logging receipts and expects to avoid big reductions and tax increases in the next budget.
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Wood Products Industry Making A Comeback?

By Jim McCoy Mon 7th May Newseconomytimber industry

The Great Recession has been hard on Oregon's wood products industries, and construction of single-family homes remains sluggish.
     But industry observers tell The Oregonian  there are signs of a slow comeback: Wood products are increasingly used in multifamily projects and multistory commercial buildings,Read More »

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