Campaigns on proposals to increase logging in western Oregon federal forests are ramping up.
The U.S. Forest Service will take a portion of the timber payments it has promised or paid due to federal budget cuts.
The Western Juniper Utilization Group will harvest and utilize juniper from public lands, helping the environment and creating jobs.
The U.S. Bureau of Land Management postponed three Oregon timber sales. It needs more time to consider a federal court decision ordering it to see more timber.
Oregon's timber harvest in 2012 was up 36% from its 2009 low.