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Wyden's Plan For Revenue Generation from O & C Lands Fails To Solve The Fundamental Problem
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Wyden's Plan For Revenue Generation from O & C Lands Fails To Solve The Fundamental Problem

On November 26, Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) released his plan to generate tax revenue from Oregon and California lands currently under control of the federal Bureau of Land Management. The plan has met with mixed reviews. Counties in Oregon that are desperate to replace lost tax revenue from timber jobs are crossing their fingers, hoping this is their long sought solution. Environmentalists are predictably frothing at the mouth. But the solution proffered only serves to expose the problem in more stark relief: the fact that any of these lands are under federal control is the real problem.

12/27/2013
More Media Outlets Start To Question The Value Of Forest Certification
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More Media Outlets Start To Question The Value Of Forest Certification

Recently, I reported on the ambiguous rules and potential conflicts of interest involved in the voluntary forest certification programs that are being encouraged by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

08/29/2013
Govt to Kill 3,600 Owls to Save Other Owls
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Govt to Kill 3,600 Owls to Save Other Owls

The federal government is upset that spotted owls are disappearing. So they’re going to kill 3,600 barred owls to even the score.The Pacific Northwest has been dealing with the caprices of government for decades when it comes to the northern spotted owl. Twenty-three years ago, environmentalists noticed that the population of the birds was decreasing faster than they liked.The owl-huggers successfully lobbied the federal government to list the bird as an endangered species and drastically reduced the logging they had blamed for the owl’s predicament. Problem solved!

08/09/2013
The Conflicting Interests Of Forest Certification Programs
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The Conflicting Interests Of Forest Certification Programs

For decades, the debate has raged over how best to manage private forestland to promote forest health while taking full economic advantage of our natural resources. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), in an effort to appear to be fostering voluntary compliance, has increasingly supported Forest Certification programs. Now, I'm going to be honest with you - before I began researching this concept, I had no idea what the significance was or how it could affect the economy and consumers of wood products.

06/24/2013