WEATHER IN LINCOLN COUNTY

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Are Oregon forests becoming clear cut much faster than trees can grow?

Northern Lincoln County.  Part of a pattern of timber clear cuts that are stripping forests and threatening water quality for wildlife, fish and places for human recreation in many areas of Oregon.  (Google Maps)

In a special report in The Oregonian newspaper, it’s been claimed that Oregon’s stance on logging has involved cutting forest lands far faster than they can be replenished. On top of that, state forestry management based in Salem seems to be on a financial sinking ship prompting calls for more and more timber harvesting. As with many natural resource stories ‘it’s complicated.’

Here’s the story in the Oregonian. Make sure you have a big mug of coffee before you start reading it...click here.

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