OPINION: Readers respond: Remember forestry’s families

Our hearts sank as we read the article, “Timber tax cuts cost Oregon towns billions” (Dec. 31) because we believe it spreads misperceptions about forestry practices and dehumanizes people who work in the timber industry.

We are raising our family on the Tillamook coast. Forestry is the backbone of small communities like ours, and we’re proud of the role we play stewarding our forest’s health. We rely on one of the more than 60,000 family wage jobs provided by the timber industry that ena