Timber harvests on the table in Southern Oregon

Feds propose a management plan in Southwest Oregon’s High Cascades Ranger District that includes substantial timber harvests.

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The U.S. Forest Service is proposing a management plan in the High Cascades Ranger District in the Siskiyou Mountains that could lead to the harvest of millions of board feet of timber.

Harvest levels have not yet been determined for the project, which focuses primarily on improving forest health, reducing wildfire threats and creating jobs.

The acreage is scattered throughout a block shaped like the state of Oregon between Highway 230 and Crater Lake National Park. The southern tip of the tract is about 15 miles north of Prospect.

District ranger Kerwin Dewberry sent a letter to local residents on Friday informing them of the proposed management project, and asked for comments as part of a required National Environmental Policy Act scoping process.

Read the full story at the Mail Tribune.

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