Bush Administration Seeks to Approve 700% Logging Increase in Oregon's Old-Growth Forests

Under the cloak of bureaucracy, the Bush administration has sanctioned a back-door deal with the timber industry that would see the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) remove protection for old-growth and streamside forests in the Cascade, Siskiyou and Coastal mountains of western Oregon. The preferred alternative of its Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the "Western Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR)" would result in a whopping 700% increase in logging of the state's remaining old-growth forests.

For more information on the BLM plan - and to see how and why you should take action - be sure to head on over to the Oregon Heritage Forests website to read their Citizen's Guide.

See also: ::Canuck Forests Reduce Emissions by 62 Per Cent, ::Proposed Logging Puts Critical Spotted Owl Habitat at Risk, ::MorethanMonarchs.org: Networking for Illegal Logging Activism

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