Lack of Federal Funding Hits Timber Counties Hardest
KOIN (July 27, 2017)

Oregon and Washington’s timber counties are facing serious financial troubles including cuts to education, public roads and law enforcement since they stopped receiving vital payments from the federal government.

For many years, timber fueled the economy in these rural areas, but now private timber companies dominate the market and the federal government has taken over large areas of forest land.

These issues aren’t unique to the Northwest. They are affecting rural communities across the country. The SRS has benefited 41 states and more than 41 counties.

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