The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) manages over 2.6 million acres of public forests in western Oregon and has recently undertaken efforts to revise all of its forest plans. These plans aim to dramatically increase timber harvests by 60% and ressurect the archaic practices of clearcutting older forests. The draft of the proposed plan … Continue reading Last Chance to Comment on BLM’s Western Oregon Plan Revision
By Bob Ferris Before I even thought about wolf and bear advocacy, I worked on deer (at right). In those pre-wolf times I fully immersed myself in all things Wallmo, was the first through the gate of Clover traps and pioneered some tranquilizer dart capture techniques for black tailed deer. Some of this is rusty … Continue reading Oh Deer: Reading between the O&C Lines
by Saul Hubbard The Register-Guard November 26, 2013 U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden is seeking to roughly double timber harvests on Western Oregon’s federal forest land under a much-anticipated bill unveiled Tuesday. Like a plan backed by Oregon U.S. Reps. Peter DeFazio, Greg Walden and Kurt Schrader that passed the House this fall, Wyden’s … Continue reading Wyden Bill Boosts Cuts, Conservation
By Bob Ferris As a wildlife biologist who has spent most of his professional career working with critters, I have to admit that I am fairly new to forestry issues. Moreover, the O&C issue is a particularly gnarly one. But I can read graphs and have spent a long time interpreting and … Continue reading Who Wants to Bet the Farm on This Tired Old Horse?
Please join Cascadia Wildlands, Oregon Wild, Forest Web of Cottage Grove, Eugene Weekly and other concerned community members for a presentation about the future of western Oregon’s public forestlands, also known as the O&C lands. These forest provide 1.8 million Oregonians with clean drinking water, offer habitat for imperiled fish and wildlife, and store incomparable … Continue reading The Fate of Western Oregon’s O&C Forest Lands–Please Join Us