RMPs for Western Oregon
The BLM Oregon is initiating a resource management plan (RMP) revisions which will provide goals, objectives, and direction for the management of approximately 2.6 million acres of BLM-administered lands in western Oregon.
Having attended the Eugene BLM meeting, it is clear that the intent is NOT Forest Management for Timber Harvest, but for the Protection of the Spotted Owl and Forest Management for Climate change. I remember when they used to manage and prepare for next years weather, not if it is going to be warmer or cooler in 100 years. 'useful idiots'.
I ask the question, where are the Foresters?
The O&C Act of 1937 set aside approximately 2.4 million acres of federally-owned forest lands in 18 western Oregon counties for the economic benefit of those counties.
According to USFS records the volume of timber harvested, measured in thousands of board feet (mbf) on USFS
lands has declined from a peak harvest in 1973 of 5,791,353 mbf to 1,126,867 mbf in 1994 to 419,381 mbf in 2007.
Timeline http://www.blm.gov/or/plans/rmpswesternoregon/ Following is a tentative timeline for the RMPs for Western Oregon planning process:
The BLM is accepting scoping comments until July 5. The BLM is seeking public input on what issues and management alternatives the RMPs should address. RMPs for Western Oregon Comment Form
I encourage my fellow Oregonians to take the time to respond, share you story how the decline in the lack of managing the Forest for timber harvest has affected you and your family.
It is time to return economic benefits back to the County
District 4 Calendar: http://bit.ly/Oregon-CD4LibertyCalendar
Calendar of Events - http://bit.ly/OregonLibertyCalendar
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