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Federal Timber Dollar Payments Expected

Forest-250x169WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Friday,  the US Forest Service announced it will soon release $67.8 million in payments to 18 Oregon counties under the Secure Rural Schools program.

Oregon is expected to receive more than $107 million in timber payments, once the Interior Department releases its funding to counties in the coming weeks.

A county-by-county breakdown of total payments was not available on Friday, but Forest Service payments by county can be found at this link.

Jackson County is anticipating more than $2 million; Josephine County is anticipating just under $1.5 million.  Klamath County is expected to receive about $8.3 million.  Lake and Curry counties will each get between $2 and 3 million. Siskiyou County will receive just over $8 million dollars from these Forest Service payments.