Natural Resource Economics


Natural Resource Economics offers original research in a multitude of environmental issues. Here you'll find synopses and links to full research reports.

July 28, 2016

Below-Cost Timber Sales on Federal and State Lands in Oregon: An Update

The sale of timber from federal and state lands in western Oregon declined in the 1990s in large part because of resistance to below-cost timber sales, in which sale revenues didn't cover the costs that logging imposed directly on taxpayers and indirectly on non-timber sectors of the economy. Using peer-reviewed research and data recently developed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), this study shows that today's below-cost timber sales are far more severe than those of the 1990s.

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