Oregon Timber Restriction Measure 34 (2004)
The measure sets restrictions on timber production. The statute reserves half of the Tillamook and Clatsop state forests in northwest Oregon for restoration; the rest is open for timber production.
Official ballot title
Requires Balancing Timber Production, Resource Conservation/Preservation In Managing State Forests; Specifically Addresses Two Forests 
Supporters of the measure were concerned with the preservation and protection of Oregon's state forests.
Former Governor Barbara Roberts publicly supported the measure, saying that it would keep the forests open for Oregonians to enjoy, while still keeping a percentage of the timber industry's jobs.
While much of the opposition argued that preserving the forests would take funding away from education, The Oregon School Employees Association stepped forward in support, saying that Measure 34 provides $6.5 million more for local schools in the 4 affected counties of the Tillamook and Clatsop State Forests than they received last year. Measure 34 requires additional revenue for all public schools and requires annual deposits of timber revenue from our State Forests to the Common School Fund.
Oregon Citizens for a Sound Economy is an organization that strongly encouraged people to vote no on the measure. Also concerned with the impact it could have on public education funding, the group also argues that the passage of the new law will take thousands of jobs from the timber industry and says it may actually have a negative effect on the environment due to increased forest fires.
- List of Oregon ballot measures
- Oregon 2004 ballot measures
- 2004 ballot measures
- Procedures for qualifying an initiative in Oregon
- Laws governing the initiative process in Oregon
- Yes on Measure 34: Timber Companies try to buy "our" State Forests by By Mari Anne Gest of the Tillamook 50/50 campaign at BlueOregon.com
- A coastal case against Measure 34 by Andrew Kaza at BlueOregon.com
- Arguments in Favor
- Arguments in Opposition
- 2004 Election Results
- 2004 Voter Guide
- 2004 Ballot Measure Details
- ↑ Ballot measure line-up from The Oregon AFSCME Council 75
- ↑ Detailed information on this initiative from the Secretary of State
- ↑ Arguments in Favor of Measure 34 from the Secretary of State Voter's Guide
- ↑ Scheme Devised by “Panic Button” Environmentalists would needlessly Devastate Oregon’s Economy by Oregon Citizens for a Sound Economy PAC
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