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BLM Plan For Western Oregon Forests Draws Timber Lawsuits


A contractor sorts logs on Oregon Board of Forestry land in southern Oregon. 

A contractor sorts logs on Oregon Board of Forestry land in southern Oregon. 

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Loggers and environmentalists wasted little time challenging the updated plan for federal lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management in Oregon.

Both the American Forest Resource Council and the group Earth Justice quickly sued the agency in federal court.

The American Forest Resource Council, which represents approximately 60 landowners and wood manufacturers, contends the plan violates the O&C Act of 1937 and limits timber harvests small businesses and communities depend upon.

“Conservation of species and environmental values can be accomplished through many different management approaches,” said Travis Joseph, president of the forest resource council.

Read more at the Statesman Journal.

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