Oregon counties receive millions of dollars in timber payments

Salem, Ore. – Millions of dollars in Bureau of Land Management timber payments will be distributed to 18 counties in western Oregon in 2017.

According to the BLM, the payments help offset county timber and tax revenue not generated by Federally-managed forests.

Counties will use the fund to provide county services.

Jackson County will receive a little over 15 percent of the payments, adding up to around $2.9 million.

Josephine County will receive $2.2 million and Klamath County will receive over $439,000.

Click HERE to read the entire list of counties who will receive the payments in 2017.

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