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Call for comments on new forest plan

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Friday, February 17, 2012

Oregon Congressmen ask for comments on new O&C forest plan creating land trusts for preservation and timber production.

U.S. Reps. Greg Walden, R-Hood River, along with Democrats Peter DeFazio of Springfield and Kurt Schrader of Portland posted the proposal they call a "discussion draft" on their websites Thursday and asked for comments.

Dubbed the O&C Trust, Conservation and Jobs Plan, the proposal is aimed at giving an economic shot in the arm to the 18 Western Oregon counties that depend on timber receipts in lieu of taxes from former Oregon & California Railroad Co. lands now under BLM jurisdiction.

Read more at the Mail Tribune.

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