Western Juniper — Bringing People Together to Create Jobs and Solve Problems
The Western Juniper Utilization Group, a partnership among many public, private and non-profit entities, including the BLM, has produced a video telling the story of Western juniper from an ecological, economic and social perspective. The ultimate purpose of this juniper workgroup is to foster a consistent juniper communication network to develop supply chains, leverage investments and unlock opportunities associated with rangeland restoration and juniper removal.
The BLM manages 21.5 million acres of juniper and pinyon/ juniper woodlands, more than any other agency. This includes 1.6 million acres of Western Juniper found primarily in Oregon and Northern California.
A U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) ruling on Wednesday is expected to benefit the nation’s forest products industry through a new preference in a government program for purchases of bio-based products.