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Logging is back on BLM lands
September 12, 2005
Saws may again be buzzing on
federal land set aside for northern spotted owls.
"There potentially could be
a big shift back," said Don Hoffheins, environmental
coordinator in the Klamath Falls office.
Revision of the plan should be done by spring 2008, with the public getting to browse through a draft in 2007. Along with the Klamath Falls office, plans for resources around Salem, Eugene, Roseburg and Coos Bay will be revised.
The plans will affect 2.5
million acres of federal land in Oregon, 215,000
acres of which are managed out of the Klamath Falls
office. In all, the revision will cost $8 million
for all the districts, Raby said.
Near Klamath Falls, those
reserves are on federal land that had been earmarked
for timber production. Such conflicts in missions
for the land is what caused the American Resource
Council to bring in the 1990s lawsuit.
"Originally, this was envisioned to be a 100-year
plan," Raby said.
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