States Lose Millions in Sequestration

timberWASHINGTON, D.C. — The federal sequester means millions of dollars will not be heading to Oregon, but the state won’t have to write a check on top of that.

The U.S. Forest Service wants the states to pay back a portion of their last payment under a federal subsidy for timber counties known as Secure Rural Schools.

Oregon’s timber counties will instead lose four million dollars being demanded from the state from money set aside for fish and wildlife habitat improvement projects on national forests.