Sen. Ron Wyden is introducing his bill to promote logging on national forests in Eastern Oregon.
Wyden’s bill creates a 15-year pilot project to streamline forest restoration on national forests in Eastern Oregon, where many stands are thick with small trees that are of little value to struggling mills, but are a tinderbox for wildfires and insect infestation. It also produces timber to keep mills working.
Timber industry and conservation groups that had once come together to support Wyden’s efforts are not so happy with the latest changes.
Read more at The Statesman Journal.