Repeating Mistakes of the Past
In an out-of-court settlement with the timber industry, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) agreed to revise land management plans for western Oregon. The plan revision, known as the WOPR (Western Oregon Plan Revision), proposes to remove BLM lands from the landmark Northwest Forest Plan, drastically reducing protections for ancient forests, salmon streams, and wildlife habitat while promoting industrial logging. The BLM is attempting to roll back the clock based on a narrow interpretation of the Oregon & California Lands Act (O&C Act). Read more…
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