Oregon takes a look at its forests

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Big decisions coming up on how Oregon manages about 650,000 acres of its state forests, including Clatsop and Tillamook. According to the Daily Astorian, The Oregon Board of Forestry is taking a look at the “Greatest Permanent Value” rule, which is meant to balance the social, economic and environmental benefits of state forests. Clatsop County Manager Duane Cole told the … Read More

Partnering up for trees

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Working forests provide benefits for everyone, which is why it’s so nice to see such a broad coalition work on a forest restoration project in Bend. According to The Bulletin, a group of community groups, timber company representatives and conservationists started work this week on a  1,200-acre forest project. All the groups agree that the old-growth timber and the trees … Read More

The economic power of working forests

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A new study commissioned by the National Alliance of Forest Owners quantifies exactly how much private working forests contribute to the economy. While these forests clearly help the states and communities in which they’re located, it’s striking to see just how much — hundreds of thousands of jobs and billions of dollars. See the study here. In Washington, one can … Read More

Forests: The ultimate green resource

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We are excited to start this blog and create a gathering place to discuss the value of working forests. Working forests provide carbon storage in live trees and wood products, and supply the feedstock to create renewable energy. Yet policymakers and the public don’t all recognize that those who work in forests and forest products are part of the green … Read More