First the Big News

February 7, 2019General

The Coast Range Association (CRA) is hiring for a communications and development staff position. Even though we’ve built ever more powerful information and insights over the past six years, from the Independent Aquatics Science Panel report to startling information on corporate forestry’s tax avoidance, we haven’t kept up with information technologies to reach the broader … Read More

Challenging Wall Street Forestry

February 7, 2019General

For the past months, I’ve been re-visiting Oregon’s forestland taxation. How did corporate forest owners politically engineer their way out of paying taxes? How bad is the tax avoidance? How exactly do forestland and timber harvest taxes work? After studying multiple state reports that explain Oregon’s property taxes in general and forests taxes in particular, … Read More

The Mid-Term Elections

February 7, 2019General

The flip of the House of Representative to the opposition party will hopefully provide a brake on Trump’s most egregious policies. The election signaled voter disapproval of the Republican’s wholesale support for the Trump regime and the party’s know-nothing approach to reality. But the federal political situation is a bigger story than I can visit … Read More

The 4th Climate Report & Forests

February 7, 2019General

When powerful economic interests are threatened, scientists take an exceedingly cautious approach to their work. This is seen in research on toxics where big chemical companies bully and intimidate scientists. And we see it in climate science where an army of bullies and deniers await each science report. One outcome of hostile politics is that … Read More