Concerns and Praise for Timber Proposal

MEDFORD, Ore. – A proposal that would ease restrictions of logging on federal lands is being met with praise by the timber industry and concern from environmental groups. A plan by Reps. Peter Defazio, Kurt Scrhader, and Greg Walden would allow the use of logging on federally-owned “O&C lands”. The plan was supported by leaders … Continue reading »

Sen. Wyden Pushes for More Logging

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Josephine County voted down a tax hike last week to restore public safety, but help could soon be on its way if lawmakers pass an upcoming bill. Senator Ron Wyden is pushing for a new plan to increase logging on O&C lands. Wyden is proposing to keep the lands under federal … Continue reading »