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Shareholders Approve Merger of Weyerhaeuser, Plum Creek

Shareholders have approved the merger of timber companies Weyerhaeuser and Plum Creek.

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Forest Service Study Shows Over 12 Million Trees In CA's Nat'l Forest Have Died Due To State's Drought
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Hopes and Fears for Montana Timber Jobs With Weyerhaeuser Purchase

On Sunday, November 8, Weyerhaeuser announced intentions to purchase Plumb Creek Timber, a company well known in Montana where it owns around 700,000 acres of timber land.

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Photo Courtesy of Greg and Susan Gianforte
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Gianforte Declares “If I Were Governor” Action to Help Timber Industry

As Montana Forest Products Week approaches (October 18 -24), potential Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Greg Gianforte is putting some pressure on Governor Steve Bullock to do something to help the timber industry.

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Consumer Price Index Rises For First Time Since October
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Timber Industry Begs Governor Bullock to Save Jobs With Fuel Reduction Funds

Experts from a variety of fields admit that Montana’s timber industry is in dire straits as a trade agreement with Canada fades this month and a surplus of cheap lumber causes prices to plummet.

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Photo courtesy of Google Street View
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Loss of Mineral County Timber Jobs “a Big Hit” Says State Economist

Mineral County is still reeling from the news that Tricon Timber, a major regional employer, would be laying off around 90 full-time workers.

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Photo courtesy of Photo courtesy of David McNew/Getty Images
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Lawsuits Hindering Montana Timber Industry, Economists Says

What is the biggest factor hindering Western Montana’s timber industry: a lack of timber supply or a lack of public demand for wood products? Director of Timber Industry Research at the Montana Bureau of Business and Economic Research Todd Morgan says the problem at this point in time is supply.

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Conservation Group Sues to Stop Timber Sale

A conservation group has filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Forest Service to stop a timber sale in the Lewis and Clark National Forest.

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Ninth Circuit Court Issues Injunction Halting Kootenai Forest Timber Sale

On Monday, October 21, the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in favor of an environmental group, and agreed to issue a two-week injunction temporarily halting a timber sale harvest in Kootenai National Forest.

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