Klamath County Requests Timber Tax

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Klamath County is preparing to send the federal government a tax bill.

The board of commissioners voted Tuesday to request $3.9 million they say the government owes them for the land they own in the county.

Logging restrictions on those federal lands have limited revenues for a number of Southern Oregon counties, including Jackson County.

In 2006, Jackson County received around $23 million in federal timber payments to make up for those restrictions. This year those payments amount to around one-and-a-half million.