Senator Wyden Reintroduces His O&C Lands Legislation

Friday, January 9, 2015

After bringing his O&C lands bill close to passage last year, Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) picked up where he left off and reintroduced his bill the very first week of this new Congress. While not a perfect measure for either conservationists or timber interests, S.132 is a balanced and reasonable approach to an issue that has troubled Oregon for decades.  The bill protects over 1.5 million acres of some of the state’s most wild and ecologically important ancient forests while at the same time increasing current harvest levels.  Senator Wyden's commitment to getting this bill enacted exemplifies how a true statesman can find compromise amongst diverse interests to help bring both economic and environmental prosperity to his state.

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