Regional employment impacts of timber harvest changes in Oregon
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Regional employment impacts of timber harvest changes in Oregon

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  • Lumbering -- Economic aspects -- Oregon.

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Statementby Richard Dale Gustafson.
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Pagination[6], 64 leaves, bound :
Number of Pages64
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Open LibraryOL14234967M

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Each unit of timber has some number of jobs and income associated with it. We developed regional estimates of employment per million cubic feet of timber harvested, referred to as employment direct response coefficients (DRCs), and wages per worker in 16 . Abstract: This study examines the potential impacts of changes in federal timber harvest, acting through regional log mar- kets, on the sequestration of carbon in forests and forest products in western Oregon. In an effort to help quantify the economic impacts of forest management, information from public databases was used to estimate direct forest industry employment from the harvesting and processing timber. Employment estimates per unit of timber harvested are referred to as direct response coefficients (DRCs).   Reductions in federal harvests, the growing automation of timber falling and milling and competition with international markets have taken chunks out of Oregon’s timber economy. The wood products industry accounted for less t jobs statewide in and was responsible for about 2 percent of the state’s GDP, according to a presentation by Josh Lerner with the Oregon Office of .

Oregon’s timber harvest regulations In Oregon, private forest landowners, loggers and timber companies harvest trees in a variety of ways, but all must comply with the Oregon Forest Practices Act. The state law outlines a set of rules for private timber harvesting aimed to protect soil productivity, water quality and wildlife habitat, and. A State of Oregon Economic Fact Sheet summarizes the overall impact of the forestry and wood products industry on Oregon’s economy. Forestland area in Oregon totals nearly 30 million acres, nearly half of the entire state. In the fact sheets, ownership and timber harvest percentages are given for the various landowner groups.   Oregon once led the nation in stream protections, but not anymore. And new rules proposed by the Board of Forestry won't change that any time soon. ODF offers a number of ways to help keep Oregon forests healthy and working through contracting special forest services, timber sales, reforestation and other administrative tasks. On state owned forestlands, almost all timber sales are sold through a bidding process.

Oregon Department of Forestry. Oregon Department of Forestry. Forest Related Agencies & Organizations. Grants & Incentives. Proposed Laws & Rules. Tribal Government Relations. Information & Statistics. Restrictions & Closures. Fire Prevention. Firefighting Resources. IFCA Crew Contract. Forestland Classification. Fire Danger & Weather. ployment impact in both the urban core and the rural periphery regions of timber harvest reductions in rural western Oregon. Such reductions are an anticipated result of the listing of the northern spotted owl as an endangered species. Oregon's Timber Economy Oregon's forest resources are . Percent of Oregon’s timber harvest exported (‐) Figure 18b. Comparison of Oregon timber harvest exported to total harvest (‐) Figure Log exports from Oregon ports and Longview (‐) Figure Oregon Lumber and Plywood Export Value (12‐month moving average, January. Timber harvests for California, Oregon, and Washington since (fig. 2) clearly reflect the impact of the severe recession of the early s. Also evident is the economic downturn of the early s, and it is in this period that the harvest trends in the Pacific Northwest diverged from national by: 5.