>La Grande Observer | Union and Wallowa Counties' News Leader

Observer news NE Oregon Classifieds Web
web powered by Web Search Powered by Google

Follow LaGrandeObserver.com

La Grande Observer print edition

view all La Grande Observer print publications »

The Observer Paper 12/22/14

The LaGrande Observer is now online in a Replica E-edition form and publishes Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Current subscribers have full access to the E-edition.

View Paper

If you are not a current subscriber, subscribe today for immediate access.

Subscribe


Recent article comments

Powered by Disqus

Home arrow News arrow Local News arrow Forest Showdown

Print

Forest Showdown

Workers from Western Forest Systems of Lewiston, Idaho, plant larch seedlings and apply the herbicide Pronone at Hancock forestland adjacent to Chipmunk Ranch near Meacham Tuesday. (PHIL BULLOCK/The Observer)
Workers from Western Forest Systems of Lewiston, Idaho, plant larch seedlings and apply the herbicide Pronone at Hancock forestland adjacent to Chipmunk Ranch near Meacham Tuesday. (PHIL BULLOCK/The Observer)
 

Meacham landowner concerned about clear cutting, use of herbicides next door to her property

Meacham resident Charlene Davis feels she is at a loss.

Since land next to hers on Forest Road 3030 was clear cut two summers ago, she says she’s dealing with the aftermath and how it’s affected her Chipmunk Ranch. 

“It’s changed my climate,” she said. “My temperature has changed. The wind has doubled.”

Tuesday morning a crew was on the adjacent land, owned by Hancock Forest Management, to do reforestation work — and treat some of the seedlings with herbicide.

“They’re poisoning the ground,” Davis said. “I have a wildlife refuge here. I give (the animals) mostly water and salt.”

Oregon Department of Forestry’s Hans Rudolf was on hand to make sure the crew was following protocol for treating the land, which is up a slope from Davis’ ranch.

“It’s their property,” Rudolf said. “They’re following the rules.”

When Davis asked Rudolf if it wouldn’t run off and get into her water, Rudolf said he couldn’t guarantee it.

(For full story, see Wednesday's 5/7/14 edition of The Observer) 

Print

blog comments powered by Disqus
News
Local / Sports / Business / State / National / Obituaries / Public Notices
Opinion
Editorials / Letters / Guest Columns / Columnists
Features
Outdoors / Ag / Spiritual / Go Magazine / Portraits
Classifieds
View all classifieds / Jobs / Autos / Real Estate / Rentals / Place an Ad
The Observer
About / Contact / Commercial Printing / Subscriptions / Terms of Use / Site Map
Also Online
Photo Reprints / Slideshows / Weather and Valley Cam / /index.php?option=com_rss&feed=RSS2.0&no_html=1">RSS Feed ?> RSS Feed

Follow La Grande Observer headlines on Follow La Grande Observer headlines on Twitter

© Copyright 2001 - 2014 Western Communications, Inc. All rights reserved. By Using this site you agree to our Terms of Use

    metformin venta libre http://sociales.unmsm.edu.pe/index.php?s... seroquel venta libre
achat viagra livraison rapide generico viagra espaƱa viagra im internet