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Oregon 2013 timber harvest rises above four billion board feet for the first time since 2006



PORTLAND, OR , July 15, 2014 (RISI) - 

In 2013, Oregon's timber harvest rose to 4.2 billion board feet, marking four consecutive years of increase from the recession low of 2.72 billion board feet in 2009, according to the Oregon Department of Forestry. "This was the first harvest above four billion board feet in seven years," said ODF principal economist Brandon Kaetzel, "and represents a 12% increase over the 2012 harvest of 3.75 billion board feet."

Approximately 49%, or 30.2 million acres, of Oregon is forested. Federal forestlands account for 60% of these forestlands, industrial forestlands for 19%, family forestland owners own 15%, state-owned forests comprise 3%, and all other forestland owners (counties, Tribal, etc.), 3%.

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