Nearly $424K of Douglas County timber sold to Eugene company, benefits O&C counties

(SBG photo)

REEDSPORT, Ore. -- The Bureau of Land Management sold nearly $424K worth of timber to the Seneca Sawmill Company of Eugene during an oral auction.

1.4 million board feet of timber was sold on Friday.

The timber is located on Oregon and California Railroad Grant lands in Douglas County just north of Reedsport.

18 western counties in Oregon that contain these O&C lands will share receipts from the timber sold.

"Everything that we are able to sell is direct funding that goes into Coos, Curry, and Douglas counties in the area, and they are able to use that money as part of their general fund that goes towards law enforcement and other community services," BLM’s Megan Harper said.

Harper says the BLM will sell a total of eleven times this year.

She says their overall goal is to sell 30-million board feet.

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