Elliot State Forest Parcels Are Sold

Photo by www.facebook.com/LarryHarrellFotoware An update from Bob Z. Elliot State Forest Sale Closes Amid Controversy Elliott State Forest Sale Statesman Journal  The Oregon Department of State Lands has completed the controversial sale of three parcels of Elliott State Forest totaling 1,453 acres to Seneca Jones Timber and Scott Timber Co. The Wednesday sale fetched $4.2 …

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Retired Forest Service Economist on Folly of Sealaska Bill

The following piece was written by Joe Mehrkens, a retired Forest Service economist and a former alternate member of the Tongass Futures Roundtable.  We’ve discussed the Sealaska bill on this blog previously. – mk Back in the heydays taxpayers paid a subsidy of $12,000-$36,000 per Tongass timber job. Based on more recent Forest Service accounting …

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Study: County-Level Income Increase Explained by Protected Lands

Headwaters Economics – a non-profit economic research group based in Bozeman, Montana that specializes in community and economic development – has created an interactive map to show the amount of per capita income explained by protected federal lands for each county in the non-metropolitan western U.S. For example, in Gallatin County, Montana $2,655 of the per capita income …

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