01-02-14 SALVAGE LOGGING ON PRIVATE LANDS BOOMING AFTER DOUGLAS COMPLEX FIRE

Jan 02, 2014 -- 8:55am

SALVAGE LOGGING ON LANDS SCORCHED BY LAST YEAR'S DOUGLAS COMPLEX FIRE IS IN FULL SWING ON PRIVATE PROPERTIES, BUT NOT ON PUBLIC LANDS, AS THE US BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT IS STILL IN THE PLANNING PROCESS- THIS POINTS OUT THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN LOGGING ON PUBLIC LANDS AS OPPOSED TO THE OREGON FOREST PRACTICES ACT, WHEREIN PRIVATE LANDOWNERS CAN START LOGGING AFTER JUST 15 DAYS AFTER FILING A PLAN WITH THE STATE.

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