U.S. land managers should listen hard to Wallowa County on firewood collection

By The Oregonian Editorial Board
on December 18, 2012 at 5:08 PM, updated December 18, 2012 at 6:39 PM

When Joseph Mayor Dennis Sands renovated his home a decade ago, he pulled out a wood stove and installed a forced-air heating system fired up by propane. Things warmed up nicely. But so did the price of propane, which went from 93 cents a gallon in 2002 to the current $2.30 per gallon. Sands also notes that some residents in his northeastern Oregon outpost have as their primary heating source old oil furnaces, which require feeding at the current price of about $4 per gallon.

If you ever wondered why cheap firewood looked good, do the math. READ MORE >>