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Counties take stand against Forest Plan
County commissioners in Northeast Oregon will make their final plea to the U.S. Forest Service, asking them to abandon proposed alternatives for the Forest Plan Revision and start over.
Union County commissioners voted unanimously Wednesday to amend its draft comments to send to the Forest Service ahead of its Aug. 15 public comment deadline.
Union County will submit 23 pages of comments that Commissioner Mark Davidson said uses the “Forest Service’s own data and statements to point out where the preferred alternative, and really all the alternatives, sorely miss the mark of meeting the ecological needs of our forest and the social and economic needs of our communities.”
Wallowa County commissioners will vote Monday to approve their comments, also prepared by Roger Lord of Mason Bruce & Girard, a forestry consulting firm in Portland.
For the complete story, see Friday's edition of The Observer.