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Contact the Board of Forestry by Sept 7 and let them know that you support the Habitat Conservation Plan (alternative 3) for Oregon’s State forests. You can provide written testimony or show up to testify. Email at
We want protection for the conservation values of the forests–habitat, clean water, clean air, carbon storage, recreation.
The proposed Habitat Conservation Plan was reached as a compromise solution after years of public input and debate between various stakeholders. Although part of the group of stakeholders that negotiated the draft HCP, the timber industry is now pushing to get rid of the compromise, erroneously claiming that it would cut jobs. In fact, HCP annual timber harvests are projected to be higher, as compared with typical harvest years.
Everyone’s voice is needed to counter the timber industry’s relentless efforts to weaken protections for imperiled species.

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