Public Lands

Oregon Logging Panel
5:45 am
Fri October 12, 2012

Oregon Governor’s Panel Will Explore Logging Proposals for Railroad Lands

Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber has created a panel to try to end a stalemate over federal forest lands that once belonged to a corrupt railroad. Amelia Templeton explains.

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Oregon Forest Road Plan
5:52 am
Thu April 19, 2012

Forest Service Drops Plan to Shrink Road Network in Wallowa-Whitman Forest

Forest Service officials in northeast Oregon have announced they will put on hold a plan to close forest roads. Amelia Templeton reports.

The plan was to go into effect this summer. It would have made about half the roads in the Wallowa-Whitman forest off limits to cars and off road vehicles. The goals: protect habitat and create a more efficient road network. But local residents protested.

Mac Huff is a fishing guide in Joseph, Ore. He says closing the roads would create problems for hunters. And make it harder for him to find fuel for his wood stove.

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