Associated Oregon Loggers, Inc.
2015 Madrona Avenue, Salem, OR

Welcome to the Associated Oregon Loggers

Associated Oregon Loggers, Inc. (AOL) is the statewide trade association representing some 1,000 member companies engaged in the harvest and sustainable forest management of Oregon’s 30 million acres of forestland. “Logger and Proud of It!”

Introduction to AOL


Recent News

Friends of Forestry:

Two reporters from Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB) and the Oregonian/OregonLive News in recent years have regularly published consistently slanderous "news" articles that wrongly and dishonestly attack forestry and logging.  NOW—as the article below describes—these same two reporters are asking for public feedback about Oregon logging and forestry – in a public survey to all-comers.  It’s time for logging & forestry friends to respond!

  • Please share your thoughts about your good forestry stewardship and logging benefits – complete the survey at the OPB/Oregonian link below.  
  • It would be great to inundate these two biased anti-forestry reporters… with your positive stories, videos, and pictures.
  • Thank you for making a difference for future forestry!


https://www.opb.org/news/article/logging-and-timber-practices-across-oregon-help-us-understand/

Help Us Understand Logging And Timber Practices Across Oregon

by Tony Schick Follow Rob Davis, The Oregonian/OregonLive, with Maya Miller, ProPublica OPB Jan. 15, 2020 2 a.m.

Beth Nakamura/The Oregonian

For decades, the timber industry drove the economy in Oregon, a state where nearly half of the land is forest.

Today, the industry has changed. Logging in federal forests, once a major source of lumber, is a fraction of what it was before environmental restrictions. Dozens of mills have closed. Stands of trees that once required a crew of loggers to cut can now be felled by one person in a single machine.

But the state continues to lead the country in lumber production because of logging on privately owned land, which happens increasingly under the management of investment firms and pension funds rather than local timber companies.

Reporters Tony Schick of OPB and Rob Davis of The Oregonian have been tracking forestry topics closely for years. They’ve written extensively about the use of herbicides in forestry, wildfire policy, campaign finances and the effects on drinking water.

Now, OPB, The Oregonian and ProPublica are teaming up to better understand the forces that are shaping the modern timber industry and the effects of those changes on the state, communities and timber workers.

Hearing your experiences can help us focus our stories with your communities in mind and hold the relevant institutions accountable. Please fill out this questionnaire if any of the following apply to you:

  • You work, or have worked, in the timber industry.

  • You work, or have worked, with a public agency, university, watershed system or other entity that regularly interacts with the timber industry.

  • You’ve been affected by the timber industry because of where you work or live.

The more people we hear from, the better we’ll be able to grasp the impact that timber and logging have across the region.

We take your privacy seriously, and we’ll be the only ones reading what you send to us through the questionnaire. You can also email us at timber@propublica.org to reach our reporting team.