timber OPEGA To Investigate LePage Administration Over Diversion Of State-Owned Timber By Steve Mistler • Aug 19, 2018 Danny McL / Flickr The Legislature’s watchdog agency will be briefed Monday on the LePage administration's decision to divert wood that has been harvested on public lands from a company critical of the governor's position on tariffs. State Debates Where to Put Profits from Increased Timber Harvest By A.J. Higgins • Sep 11, 2015 Listen Listening... / 3:09 A.J. Higgins reports on timber harvesting. AUGUSTA, Maine — A special legislative commission is taking a closer look at how the state can spend $8 million in funding generated from timber harvesting of public lands.