McKenzie Bridge timber sale on hold

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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

A federal judge ruled that the U.S. Forest Service can't go forward with a controversial logging project near McKenzie Bridge.

People living near the 2,100-acre Goose Project had opposed strongly the logging plans. They said there had been insufficient notice about the project and that they didn’t find out about it until it was too late for them to weigh in.

Doug Heiken of Oregon Wild said Tuesday that the ruling is a victory for local residents who will now have a much greater opportunity to be heard on the matter. That’s because an environmental impact statement requires greater public participation. “The public gets to comment, so that the decision-maker has the benefit of that information and can make a fully informed decision,” Heiken said.

Read more at The Register-Guard.

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