According to the Sierra Club,
The Bush Administration has announced shocking new plans to significantly increase logging on 2.6 million acres of public land in western Oregon by clearcutting old-growth forests and reducing protections for salmon-bearing creeks and streams. Rising out of an agreement between the timber industry and the Bush Administration, the Bureau of Land Management's 'Western Oregon Plan Revision' is the gravest threat to Oregon's ancient forests in years.
The draft Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR), a new plan for 2.6 million acres of public forests managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), will mean the loss of ancient forests from the northern Willamette Valley to southern Oregon's Siskiyou Mountains.
The Bureau of Land Management is taking public comments on this plan until November 9th. Everyone of us should have concerns about this plan, whether from a property owner, global warming, or simply a fan of scenary standpoint.
LoadedOrygun has some excellent links and resources for contacting our congressional delegation, as well as the governor's office. And don't forget to get into Smith's ear on this one. I think once and for all we are going to find out whether he has Oregon's best interests, or playing footsy with the administration at the top of his priority list.