Lane Audubon Action Alert: Comments on BLM proposal

Your input is needed on the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) plan for our public forests.

Deadline Friday, August 21. Submit comments at: 
http://www.blm.gov/or/plans/rmpswesternoregon/comments.php

The plan is for management of 2.6 million acres of federal land in western Oregon. Unfortunately, most of the proposed options increase clearcutting, reduce streamside buffers, and increase road construction.

  • The BLM should protect mature and old growth forest and work to conserve habitat that so many species depend on.
  • The BLM should not decrease streamside buffers.  Let’s keep the water cool and clean to support fish and drinking water.
  • The BLM should not allow further road construction which fragments valuable habitat and delivers sediment to streams.

 

None of the proposed alternatives provides a sound plan for ecosystem management. Please urge decision makers to present an alternative that values the forest for recreation, a multi-billion dollar industry; that protects habitat for fish, birds, and other wildlife; and that guards the ecosystem services such as clean water and carbon storage that an intact forest provides.

Thank you.

Questions?  Please contact Debbie at dschlenoff (at) msn.com

 

 
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