Timber Harvest on the Rise

MEDFORD, Ore. – Timber harvest in Oregon is up to its highest level in seven years. According to the Department of Forestry, the statewide timber harvest rose to 4.2 billion board feet, making four consecutive years of gains. The majority of that increase is on private, industrial lands, where yield rose 61%. Experts say the … Continue reading »

Fight for Timber Salvage Continues

SHADY COVE, Ore. – Timber salvaging is still underway months after fire season came to a close. But many of the tens of thousands of acres burned remain off limits. BLM lands like the area near timbered rock are filled with towering snags, left over from the last major fire over a decade ago. Some … Continue reading »