Columbia River Log Scaling & Grading Bureau

About Us

Columbia River Log Scaling & Grading Bureau is, as it has been for over a century, the provision of accurate, unbiased, uniform log scaling and grading to the Pacific Northwest timber industry. The Bureau also supplies data distribution and reporting to our subscribers as a part of our dedication to good customer service and support.

Our Bureau was founded in 1910 as one of the first organizations to promote the third party scaling concept, where the log scaler, and their management, have no vested interest in the logs they are scaling. The Bureau has operated continuously under the Columbia River name. First starting in Portland Oregon and moved to Eugene in 1960. Our office staff and administration of the Columbia River Bureau is committed to the timely, cost efficient, accurate, delivery of the subscribers log scale.

Columbia River Log Scaling & Grading Bureau was incorporated in 1919 as an Oregon Not for Gain or Profit company.  We require an 18 member Board of Directors.  Five representatives of the government Agencies managing timber in the Pacific Northwest are appointed to non-voting memberships. The thirteen remaining Board members are elected from industry log buyers and seller. Board members serve unpaid terms and their participation is most appreciated.  

The Bureau currently operates in Oregon and Washington.  We also have scaled in Alaska, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, and Texas. Columbia River Log Scaling & Grading Bureau is an active member of the Northwest Log Scale Advisory Group.