Columbia/Snake River system is #1 in West Coast wood exports

Timber ready to be loaded onto barges for a ride down the Snake River to the mouth of the Columbia River in Portland. Photo by Barbara Folger.
Timber ready to be loaded onto barges for a ride down the Snake River to the mouth of the Columbia River in Portland. Photo by Barbara Folger.

The Columbia Snake River system is a vital transportation link for the states of Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington. The economies of these four states rely on the trade and commerce
that flows up and down the most important commercial waterway
of the Northwest.*

Pulp that can be used to make paperboard, for items like juice boxes, is loaded onto a barge on the Snake River at the Port of Wilma. Photo by Barbara Folger.
Pulp, used to make paperboard for items like juice boxes, is loaded onto a barge on the Snake River at the Port of Wilma. Photo by Barbara Folger.

 

*See Fact Sheet from Pacific Northwest Waterways Association.

– Posted by Jasmine Graf, NWNL Associate Director

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