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.
Here is the full report:
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?