Don’t export our timber harvest
Thank you to the editorial board for the July 20 editorial in The News-Review. It explained clearly the economic problem with timber harvest in Douglas County. The problem is the export of raw logs. The timber industry exports the logs it harvests from private property, so it covets the cheap logs from federal lands.
The solution for the local economy and for more jobs is to keep the raw logs in our county and at our mills to provide jobs for our local citizens. By doing this, we wouldn’t have to sacrifice our environment.
Thank you for spelling out one aspect of the true problem. The Douglas County timber industry doesn’t care about jobs for our citizens. It cares about profit. And who keeps the profit from exported logs? The mill owners do.