Oregon's History

Oregon's history of logging. >>> Timber capital of the world .Between the 1940s and the 1980s much of Oregon was treated as a giant timber factory. Then came the listing, under the Endangered Species Act, of the northern spotted owl and the marbled murrelet, a seabird. Logging on public lands promptly collapsed, together with many of the businesses that relied on it. Between the late 1980s and the late 1990s the number of jobs in Lane county's lumber industry dropped from 11,500 to 6,800. Since then environmentalists have repeatedly stymied efforts to increase production. I was a mill worker...

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