A plan to buy forest acreage in Coos County along the coast could help bolster economically hard hit areas. It's the type of idea to create jobs that's being tossed around in areas like Reedsport in Douglas County as well. Since Federal timber funds have impacted these areas there have been suggestions on how best to manage forested lands that could create jobs. It's on the mind of Reedsport Mayor Keith Tymchuk.
Environmentalists have threatened lawsuits whenever there has been a federal timber sale and Tymchuk says it might be solved by the government targeting specific land where timer sales can take place.