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NORTH BEND – The Coos Bay District of the Bureau of Land Management sold 3.2 million board feet of timber, worth $450,242.70, at an oral auction on Nov. 17, as the BLM supports working landscapes across the West.

Southport Forest Products of Coos Bay was the high bidder for the Rooster Fish commercial thin timber sale. The timber is located on Coos Bay Wagon Road lands in Coos County. There was one other qualified bidder for the sale.

Receipts from this timber sale are deposited into the Coos Bay Wagon Road grant fund. Money from this federal fund is used to pay an in-lieu of tax payment to Coos and Douglas counties each year to compensate for the loss of tax revenue from federal lands.

For additional information on the Bureau of Land Management’s timber program, visit

About the BLM

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The agency’s mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. Diverse activities authorized on these lands generated $75 billion in sales of goods and services throughout the American economy in fiscal year 2016 — more than any other agency in the Department of the Interior. These activities supported more than 372,000 jobs.

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