logging http://kplu.org en Timber, Enviro Groups to Try Collaboration in Olympic Forest http://kplu.org/post/timber-enviro-groups-try-collaboration-olympic-forest <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">T</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">imber industry and environmental groups will make a stab at collaboration to boost both logging and habitat restoration in the Olympic National Forest.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Congressman from Washington's Olympic Peninsula announced that effort Tuesday. It's modeled on successful collaborations elsewhere in the Northwest, including the </span>Colville<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Siuslaw</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> National Forests.</span></p><p> Wed, 04 Dec 2013 18:31:44 +0000 Tom Banse 11415 at http://kplu.org Timber, Enviro Groups to Try Collaboration in Olympic Forest Booming demand from China for Northwest logs & lumber http://kplu.org/post/booming-demand-china-northwest-logs-lumber <p>There&rsquo;s good news and bad news for logging and saw-milling jobs in the Northwest. The bad news is new figures out show construction spending dropped in February to the lowest level in more than a decade. The good news is that timber demand from China is soaring.</p><p>Russia has traditionally been China&rsquo;s main wood supplier. An export tax by the Russians combined with the expanding Chinese economy has created an opening for exporters on the West Coast. Fri, 01 Apr 2011 21:01:43 +0000 Tom Banse & KPLU News Staff 1126 at http://kplu.org Booming demand from China for Northwest logs & lumber