Western Oregon Counties To Get Nearly $30 Million In Timber Payments
Thanks to the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act, eight western Oregon counties will share $29.4million. The payments are made in lieu of timber harvest receipts, based on a formula set by Congress. According to the Bureau of Land Management, $2.6 million of the $29 million will be set aside for cooperative projects to improve the health of public lands. When it comes to individual county payouts, Douglas will receive the most with $8.2 million, Lane will receive roughly $4.3 million, while Josephine will get nearly $3.9 million.