Commissioner gives local retirees first-person account of Timber Trial


March 11, 2020

Linn County Commission Chair Roger Nyquist told a group of local retirees last week that the $1 billion timber lawsuit Linn and 12 other counties won against the Oregon Department of Forestry last November unveiled a dearth of data behind the state’s forest management decisions.

Nyquist paid a visit Wednesday, March 4, to the group, mostly former loggers, who gather weekly in Holley. He was invited by Bruce Weatherly, one of the participants.

Their hour-plus-long conversation ranged past the county’s lawsuit, which was decided Nov. 20, 2019, to the cap-and-trade bill and other ways s...

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