Maybe we are getting somewhere…

For many months, Oregon’s Congressional members, Greg Walden, Peter Defazio, and Kurt Schrader, worked on a solution for the imminent financial crisis facing many rural communities in Oregon that count on revenue generated from timber harvests off of O&C County...

The “Family” in Family Owned Companies

We are fortunate to have so many family-owned companies in the Pacific Northwest that provide family-wage jobs for their employees. These family-owned companies plan and provide for long-term investments to encourage multi-generation involvement. Investments and...

Keep Jobs and Logs in Oregon!

The U.S. housing market is starting to pick up, which is good news for our sawmills. Unfortunately, there is a dark cloud looming over the Oregon sawmills. The Port of Newport has applied for and been recommended for Connect Oregon IV (“Connect IV”) funds. These funds...

Forest Water Quality

The first week of summer is a good time to reflect on the importance of water, water-quality, and where our water comes from. The forest products industry generally gets a bad rap for water quality. The Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) has published an issue of...