Friday, June 5, 2009

Oregon to increase logging

In a 4-2 vote Wednesday, the Oregon Board of Forestry voted to increase areas allowed for logging. An additional 20% of the Clatsop and Tillamook State Forests are now vulnerable to logging. These forests are home to rivers that provide habitat for steelhead, listed coho and other salmonids. These forests also offer habitat to the protected northern spotted owl. See coverage in the Oregonian here.

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