Timber, environmental groups testify on controversial Habitat Conservation Plan

By Zack Urness
The Register-Guard
March 7, 2024
Category: Forestry
Region: United States, US West

The Oregon Board of Forestry voted Thursday to move forward with a controversial plan that would scale back logging on 640,000 acres of state forests while seeking to protect endangered wildlife. Surrounded by a protest that included lines of logging trucks parked in downtown Salem, a divided board voted 4-3 to send the Western Oregon State Forests Habitat Conservation Plan to federal officials for approval.

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