Daily Astorian – Feb 24, 2022
Local logging and hauling businesses, road building operations, rock hauling companies, reforestation crews, sawmills, mechanics and trucking companies all participate in state forest timber harvests and rely on the work and the wood products they generate. There are dozens of these businesses and thousands of forest-sector workers on the North Coast. The economic and social benefits generated by these businesses far exceeds the revenue generated through stumpage payments and yet it goes unaccounted for in Salem year after year.