Timber Road Credit Subsidies
from the U.S. Forest Service
(1991-1997)

PAC and Soft Money
Contributions to U.S. Politicans
(1991-1997)

Democrats

Republicans

Total

Sierra Pacific Industries

$ 20,314,336

International Paper

$ 54,200

$ 992,861

$ 1,047,061

Boise Cascade

18,894,511

Georgia-Pacific

301,755

727,250

1,029,005

Willamette Industries

8,777,755

Stone Container

46,000

647,450

693,450

Weyerhaeuser

7,460,715

Westvaco

90,450

511,000

601,450

Stone Container

5,260,687

Gilman Paper

519,600

22,100

541,700

Plum Creek Timber

4,648,460

Champion International

185,398

353,904

539,302

Potlatch

4,172,731

Proctor & Gamble/Buckeye Cell

153,825

365,950

519,775

Hi-Ridge Lumber

3,791,097

Weyerhaeuser

95,215

415,619

510,834

Champion International

3,595,788

Willamette Industries

19,800

291,876

311,676

Shearer Lumber

3,352,075

Union Camp

31,950

256,315

288,265

Idaho Forest Products

3,158,869

Alabama Pulp/Parsons

280,000

-

280,000

Sierra Forest Products

3,116,610

Amer Forest & Pulp Assoc

52,620

214,705

267,325

Georgia-Pacific

2,950,039

Mead

43,850

171,400

215,250

Pacific Lumber

1,988,627

Boise Cascade

20,500

182,000

202,500

Bradford For Products

1,979,107

Visy/Pratt Industries

85,000

105,000

190,000

Bibler Brothers

1,940,830

Simpson Timber

28,000

158,350

186,350

International Paper

1,849,436

Potlatch

49,350

136,616

185,966

Stimson Lumber

1,239,055

SD Warren/Scott Paper

37,000

122,553

159,553

SDS Lumber

1,092,464

Totals contributions

$ 2,094,513

$ 5,674,949

$ 7,769,462

Source: Common Cause, 1997, Carrying a Big Stick: How Big Timber Triumphs in Washington.

Note: AF&PA members received more than $100 million in national forest discounts during the period.