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Oregon Department Of Forestry Releases Draft Plan For Managing Westside Forests

By Cassandra Profita
Oregon Public Broadcasting
December 3, 2019
Category: Forestry
Region: United States, US West

The Oregon Department of Forestry has released a draft of a new management plan for hundreds of thousands of acres of state forestland on the west side of the state. The Western Oregon State Forest Management Plan is the state’s guide to achieving the “greatest permanent value” from its forests, as required by law. It aims to balance the economic, environmental and social benefits of 613,000 acres of state forestland that includes the Tillamook, Clatsop and Santiam state forests. Finding the right balance of logging and environmental protection on these lands has been an ongoing struggle. Environmental groups have sued the state for allowing too much logging at the expense of threatened and endangered species while counties that share the logging revenue have also sued the state for not logging enough.

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