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Pulp Wood Prices Up 30 Percent

After two years of painfully low prices, loggers in the North Country are seeing a rebound this fall. According to an article in the Glens Falls Post Star, prices for pulp wood have risen thirty percent in recent months. Brian Mann spoke with Eric Johnson, editor of Northern Logger magazine, based in Old Forge.  Go to full article
Assemblyman Chris Ortloff and sawmill owner Pat Mitchell testify in Albany.  <br />Photo provided by Ortloff's office.
Assemblyman Chris Ortloff and sawmill owner Pat Mitchell testify in Albany.
Photo provided by Ortloff's office.

Sawmills ?Saved?: Rule Change Approved In Albany

State officials in Albany have agreed to allow the use of rough cut lumber in construction projects. Without the change to state building codes, made on Wednesday, hundreds of small sawmills in the North Country would have been forced to shut down. Brian Mann has our story.  Go to full article

No End in Sight for Finch Pruyn Strike

After months of stalled negotiations, the Finch Pruyn paper mill in Glenns Falls is urging workers to accept a new contract offer. The company is also threatening to hire permanent replacement workers. As Brian Mann reports, union leaders say the deal isn't good enough.  Go to full article

Pulp and Paper Turnaround May Come Too Late for North Country Mills

Pulp and paper industry decline: North Country's troubles part of a painful national trend. As Brian Mann reports, a turnaround is expected, but it may not come soon enough to save companies in this region.  Go to full article

Bill Would Further Restrict Clear-cutting

A plan to clear cut 300 acres of timberland in southern St. Lawrence county has sparked new legislation. The bill would place tight restrictions on clear-cutting in the Adirondacks. Brian Mann has the details.  Go to full article

Draft Team Logging Lighter on the Land

Throughout the Great Lakes states there is a resurgence of interest in a proven method of logging that is considerably lighter on the land. Today, as in the past, teams of giant workhorses and men are dragging out one log at a time and making it pay... for themselves, for the forest's owners, and possibly for the long-term health of our forests. Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Dan Grossman reports.  Go to full article

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