Oregon losing timber money

Oregon losing timber money

The U.S. Forest Service will take a portion of the timber payments it has promised or paid due to federal budget cuts.

Oregon stands to lose the most in the move, with nearly $4 million in reductions. That would leave the state with about $3.4 million under that program.

Earlier this year, [Forest Service Chief Thomas] Tidwell sent letters to 41 states, asking for the return of $17.9 million in timber payments used to pay for schools, roads, search and rescue operations in rural counties and conservation projects.

Read more at The Statesman Journal.