Rep. Javadi: HCP could hurt timber economy

Oregon State Representative Cyrus Javadi,

I have written a lot about the Oregon Department of Forestry and their draft Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP) that could devastate the North Coast timber economy. On September 6th and 7th, the Board of Forestry (BOF) will meet in Salem about the HCP. They have indicated a willingness to modify the plan to improve harvest outcomes to protect jobs.

Specifically, the BOF will consider a resolution to direct their staff to modify the draft HCP to increase potential timber harvest outcomes. This is a move in the right direction, but we need to keep the pressure on. They need to be more specific about what outcomes they expect from a revised plan.

You can read that proposed resolution here.

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