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September 16, 2020
Wildfires negatively impacting Oregon’s forestlands and its timber industry
Massive statewide wildfires continue to ravage Oregon’s forestlands and their timber industry as well. Jim Gersback, a spokesperson for the Oregon Department of Forestry is reporting that the wildfires have burned more than 1 million acres across Oregon so far in 2020. Gersback said that the agency does not know how much of that is privately managed timber. Groups representing loggers and wood products manufactures are estimating the losses will total in the hundreds of millions of dollars and that will include charred timberland that will take decades to replant and regrow once the fires ...
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