Federal Timber Dollar Payments Expected

WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Friday, ┬áthe 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 … Continue reading »

States Lose Millions in Sequestration

WASHINGTON, 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 … Continue reading »