Oregon's once-booming timber industry has fallen off sharply since the 1990s, when the federal government listed the spotted owl as threatened, and timber production was halted where it interfered with owl habitat.
Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson takes a walk through a forest in Oregon City with Mike Cloughesy of the Oregon Forest Resources Institute to look at how the industry has changed over the years. He also stopped by the town of Estacada, which saw a boom of logging activity decades ago but has since struggled.
- Mike Cloughesy, director of forestry, Oregon Forest Resources Institute.
This segment aired on May 17, 2016.