Without mills, forest health is at risk

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“No mill. No market. No forest.” These were the words of Evergreen Magazine’s Jim Petersen over 15 years ago.

They came to mind as Swanson Group announced the impending closure of the company’s sawmill in tiny Glendale, north of Grants Pass. The closure is another example of Oregon’s neglect for its rural communities, and the federal government’s repeated failures to manage its forests.

The Glendale facility is among the few remaining sawmills left in Southwest Oregon.

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Source: The Register Guard

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