Friday, July 17, 2009

Oregon’s Ancient Forests Win! Logging plans withdrawn at last

FORESTS WIN!
FOREST CREATURES WIN!
HUMANS WIN!
EARTH WINS!
On July 16, 2009, the U.S. Department of the Interior withdrew legally flawed plans for the management of Oregon’s western public forests under the Bureau of Land Management. This important decision will help preserve ancient forests that provide clean drinking water and outstanding recreational opportunities in Oregon.

With their towering trees and rushing rivers, these forests are home to some 1,000 wildlife species, including imperiled species like the marbled murrelet and the northern spotted owl. These spectacular forests also encompass some of the most productive salmon habitat in the lower 48 states.

HOORAY!



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