Posts in Forests
Endangered Species Protection Sought for California, Oregon Salamander Threatened by Logging

ASHLAND, Ore.— Conservation groups filed a federal petition for Endangered Species Act protection today for the Siskiyou Mountains salamander, a rare terrestrial salamander that lives in old-growth forests in the Klamath-Siskiyou region of southern Oregon and Northern California. The salamander is threatened by federal land-agency plans to ramp up logging in southern Oregon.

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Southwestern Oregon Residents Oppose Massive Pickett West Timber Sale

Grants Pass, OrA coalition of residents from the Illinois, Applegate and Rogue Valleys will gather to protest the BLM timber auction for the 287-acre Pickett Hog Timber Sale, above the Wild and Scenic Rogue River. The Pickett Hog Timber Sale is the first to be auctioned from the controversial Pickett West Project. Other timber sales are being developed from the Pickett West Project in the Applegate Valley and in the mountains above Selma, Oregon.

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Timber group suing Interior for more trees

To force the U.S. Bureau of Land Management to increase its timber harvest in Western Oregon, the timber industry, including Rough and Ready Lumber Co. in the Illinois Valley and the Swanson Group Manufacturing in Glendale, filed a lawsuit in federal court Monday.

By Paul Fattig, Mail Tribune

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