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go directly to report, HTML _ 93-738 - Restricting Softwood Exports: Policy and Legal Implications
13-Aug-1993; Ross Gorte Kenneth Thomas; 21 p.
Abstract: The Pacific Northwest is a major exporter of unprocessed softwood logs to foreign countries, such as Japan, that are often sold at premium prices. Consequently, some local mills have had difficulty obtaining unprocessed logs, which has contributed to the loss of timber industry jobs in the Pacific N.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Forests
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go directly to report, HTML _ 92-607 - Clear Cutting in the National Forests
29-Jul-1992; Adela Backiel, Ross Gorte; 21 p.
Abstract: Clearcutting is a method of harvesting and regenerating trees in which all trees are cleared from a site and a new, even-aged stand of timber is grown. Clearcutting is the primary method of timber production and management on national forests. However, this method of harvesting trees has been contro.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Forests
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go directly to report, PDF _ RL32485 - Below-Cost Timber Sales: An Overview
21-Jul-2004; Ross W. Gorte; 14 p.
Update: October 4, 2004.... [expand]  [read report]
Abstract: The USDA Forest Service (FS) sells some timber at prices that are less than the agency expenses to administer the timber program. These below-cost timber sales have been debated by Congress sporadically for more than two decades, but no policy to address the issue has been adopted legislatively or a.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Forests, Federal Agencies
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go directly to report, HTML _ 95-604 - The Forest Service Budget: Trust Funds and Special Accounts
17-Jul-1995; Ross Gorte Lynne Corn; 31 p.
Abstract: The Forest Service has 17 special accounts, 4 trust funds, 1 intragovernmental account, and 2 receipt accounts, financed from various fees, deposits, and receipts. Each has its own purpose, requirements, and conditions. Six of these accounts require annual appropriations, while the other 16 are perm.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Forests
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go directly to report, PDF _ 97-706 - Forest Roads: Construction and Financing
16-Jul-1997; Ross Gorte; 6 p.
Abstract: Forest roads provide access for using national forests, but are often opposed to prevent environmental damages, protect roadless areas, and avoid the cost of building and maintaining them. New road construction has declined by 75% in the past decade, and road reconstruction has declined by half. How.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Forests, Risk & Reform
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go directly to report, HTML _ 93-664 - The Clinton Administration's Forest Plan for the Pacific Northwest
16-Jul-1993; Ross Gorte; 5 p.
Abstract: On April 2, 1993, President Clinton fulfilled a campaign promise by convening a forest conference in Portland, OR, to address the gridlock over management of the Federal forestlands in the Pacific Northwest and the resulting effects on communities and the regional economy. Many interests and ideas w.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Forests
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go directly to report, HTML _ IB10057 - Forest Service Revenue-Sharing Payments
14-Jul-2000; Ross W. Gorte; 4 p.
Abstract: Various programs compensate local governments for the tax exempt status of federal lands. For the national forests administered by the Forest Service (U.S. Department of Agriculture) and for the Oregon and California (O&C) grant lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management (U.S. Department of the .... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Forests
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go directly to report, HTML _ 93-620 - Mexican Spotted Owls: Federal Protection
30-Jun-1993; Jennifer Heck; 2 p.
Abstract: Mexican spotted owls (MSOs) have the largest geographic distribution of the three spotted owl subspecies, with most occurring on National Forest lands in Arizona and New Mexico. Habitat loss and modification due to logging and fire prompted the Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) to list MSOs as a threa.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Biodiversity, Forests
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go directly to report, HTML _ 96-569 - The Salvage Timber Sale Rider: Overview and Policy Issues
24-Jun-1996; Ross Gorte; 6 p.
Abstract: The salvage timber rider is actually the Emergency Salvage Timber Sale Program, enacted as ยง2001 of P.L. 104-19, the 1995 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations and Rescissions Act on July 27, 1995.(1) As enacted, the Emergency Program expires on December 31, 1996; after that date, new sales cannot u.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Forests
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go directly to report, HTML _ 96-540 - Softwood Lumber Imports: The 1996 U.S.-Canada Agreement
13-Jun-1996; Ross Gorte; 3 p.
Abstract: Many U.S. lumber producers have complained that subsidies to Canadian lumber producers give them an unfair advantage in supplying the U.S. market. The dispute has evolved through various forums over the past 15 years. Recent negotiations led to an agreement on May 28 to reduce Canadian lumber export.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: International, Forests, Economics & Trade
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