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Too Much, Too Fast, Too Risky

Too Much, Too Fast, Too Risky

Fishing and Conservation Groups Challenge State Forester Marvin Brown's Proposal to Increase Clearcutting on Your Coastal Rainforests. Damage to Salmon, Lack of Science On April 22, 2010, the Board...

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Umatilla Ranger District Rescinds Scientifically Controversial Logging Project

Umatilla Ranger District Rescinds Scientifically Controversial Logging Project

Earlier this week, the District Ranger of the North Fork John Day Ranger District, Umatilla National Forest issued a one line statement pulling the Farley logging project in the face of objections from scientists. The Farley project proposed thousands of acres of logging in the rugged high elevation headwaters of the North Fork John Day River. The agency claimed it was restoring health to drier Ponderosa pine dominated forests at lower elevations, but it was mostly logging more complex moist and sub-alpine forests located at moderate to higher elevations. This landscape is home to the last best strongholds of wild fish in the interior and wildlife like wolves and goshawk. At the higher elevations it is marked by steep roadless areas.

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