For the last six years the Oregon Department of Forestry has been developing a 70-year plan for our state forests to balance revenue for rural communities and habitat for wildlife.
The process is ending, and it is crystal clear the plan failed to deliver. Miserably.
The concerns we have had since the beginning turned out to be completely valid: the plan dramatically misses the mark on revenue by over 30% and wildly produces 150% more habitat acres than needed.
Sound familiar? That’s because it is. It’s the same failed approach taken to save the northern spotted owl that decimated rural communities while owls continue to decline.
Please tell the state forester not to advance this plan!