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Forest defenders plan ruckus at State Land Board

In 1995, Kitzhaber approved a plan for the Elliott State Forest that allowed a 500-acre annual cut for the next 60 years. On Oct. 11, 2011, the governor approved a new plan allowing an annual cut of 850 acres a year, with decreased protection for endangered species and riparian zones. CFD says that the governor broke his own promise and is allowing a bigger cut in an already devastated ecosystem.

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Rally in Salem to improve Oregon forest practices

Oregonians from across the state will descend on Salem tomorrow morning, October 11, at 9:30 am to demonstrate against the egregious forest practices on state forestlands. The State Land Board, made up of Governor John Kitzhaber, Secretary Kate Brown, and Treasurer Ted Wheeler, oversees management of the 93,000 acre Elliott State Forest, located 45 miles southwest of Eugene, and is expected to adopt a new plan for the Elliott that will increase clearcutting by nearly 40% at their quarterly board meeting tomorrow.

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