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It's In Your Blood/The Truth About Timber #1


It is a mystery how each of us decides on a career or chooses the work we do.

Sometimes an event clearly defines who we are and sometimes it takes decades to figure it out.

In a new series we are producing with help from some committed partners called “The Truth About Timber”, we will introduce you to people who passionately work in the Timber Industry and want “The Truth About Timber” told in a way you, our viewer, can better understand.

We will tell this story, through those who work, take care of and recreate in the timberland in remote corners of Oregon.

Our first story is about a logger, whose company was featured on the television show “Ax Men” a few years ago.

He’s gotta lot to say and holds back nothing.

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Tim Ravndal
Tim Ravndal
Jul 13, 2023

Here in Montana where Ry Timber lost two mills in the past year and a half are certainly part of this story. As a previous owner of a small logging business and having been involved in the "Great Northwest Log Haul" into Darby Montana the same environmental extremists continue to perpetuate the billion dollar business of eco~extremism. IMHO

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I fear that the people and logging companies like Mr. Browning's are overshadowed by the large corporate logging entities here in Oregon. And most if not all of us know that the big guys get most of the attention, so the environmentalists tend to fight ALL logging entities as though they are the big guys, who in truth may not be doing it with attention to and appreciation for the land, and replenishing the crop by replanting. I wish there would be a resurgence of support and encouragement for the smaller logging outfits, and more attention - positive attention - given to them for the GOOD that they do for our state.

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Rick Dancer
Rick Dancer
Jul 12, 2023
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I think it's bigger than that, personally. The environmentalist are not paying attention to facts and putting our forests are risk. But I don't think they care because protecting forests or the climate isn't their goal, if it were they would change their messaging to match the science.


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Rick,

The truth about all resource based industries is that they have drastically evolved over the last generations. Logging, mining, fishing and agriculture and their downstream processing industries are not the same as what they were even 50 years ago. I remember seeing fleets of logging trucks on the highways, the smell of the broccoli processing plant in Hillsboro, the large fleets of fishing boats all up the Oregon Coast. Oregon has changed but the new Oregonians do not share our historical perspectiv, hopefully your series helps them understand and appreciate these legacies.better.

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Rick Dancer
Rick Dancer
Jul 12, 2023
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Thanks Jeff. I agree. It seems the environmental community won't move along with the times and recognize what's changed.

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