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Rise and Fall of the Pacific Northwest Log Export Market
Jean M. Daniels (au)
For decades, softwood log exports were an important component of internat. wood products trade from the Pacific NW. Log exports to the Pacific Rim began in earnest after the Columbus Day Storm of 1962 generated billions of board feet of salvaged timber. This market was expanded owing to Japanís demand for high-quality logs for its construction industry. Debate surrounding gains & losses to timber owners, mill owners, communities, & consumers led to govít. intervention & restriction of vol. avail. for export. The market declined as a result of 3 factors: reductions in timber harvesting from PNW forests, changes in Asiaís demand, & globalization of wood markets. These changes with implications for trade & timber market participants are discussed. Illus.
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