Wyden bill would boost logging

Wyden bill would boost logging

Sen. Ron Wyden wants to boost logging on federal lands to help struggling timber counties.

The bill would double timber production from the so-called O&C lands to more than 300 million board feet.

But that is less than half the logging needed to fill the funding gap for timber counties left by the expiration of a longstanding federal safety net.

Read more at The Capital Press.