*Forest Service-funded study: Timber sale lawsuits impact local jobs, tax revenue

Editor’s note:  This report comes to us from THE MISSOULIAN, via notice of its publication in Craig Rawlings’ useful FOREST BUSINESS NETWORK e-newsletter; it was written by David Erickson and published on May 8th.

The largest potential economic impacts to communities from timber sale lawsuits come in the form of lost jobs, labor income and federal, state and local taxes, according to a study by the University of Montana’s Bureau of Business and Economic Research.

The report was paid for by an agency that often has to defend itself against timber sale lawsuits, the U.S. Forest Service, and a pro-timber industry coalition, the Montana Forest Products Retention Roundtable.

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