Oregon Department of Forestry uses old science…Duh!

May 2, 2011 4:22 pm Published by

Thanks to Bob Van Dyk we are in the loop on this issue.   Oregon State University just released a report blasting The Oregon Department of Forestry for using old science in their management plan of the Tillamook/Clatsop State Forest.   Conservationists and other ESA advocates have been claiming this for a while.  Finally the study legitimizes our concerns that unsustainable logging practices and the proposed increase in the percentage of acres clear cut are harmful to salmon and steelhead.

http://www.oregonlive.com/environment/index.ssf/2011/04/oregon_department_of_forestrys.html

Here is the full report:

http://oregonstate.edu/inr/sites/default/files/documents_reports/FINAL_Report_ODF_28Feb.pdf
So,  considering the reality of what’s happening on the ground (see photo) and this new report, what can we do to steer the needle towards a moderate management plan that considers and maintains the needs of salmon and steelhead and the recreational activities we pursue?
How many clear cuts to you see in the picture below?

 

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