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I share your concern about imported wood products. However, I believe that your concern about has more to do with trade policy, globalization, and the Canadian government's forest policy than with Hells Canyon Preservation Council's work in northeast Oregon. American wood product companies have complained about "unfair competition" from Canadian imports for years. I was informed yesterday that the Elgin plywood mill in northeast Oregon (20 miles from here) is currently running 3 shifts around the clock.
Hells Canyon Preservation Council is working to protect and restore our public lands and waters. This includes our efforts to prevent the most destructive aspects of specific logging projects on the local National Forests. Protection of our last remaining old growth forests and preventing new logging roads from being built are at the top of the list of our concerns. These protections are essential for native wildlife, fish, soils, and clean waters. Our work has not and will not stop all logging on these lands. However, we will continue to work to protect these forests from harm resulting from resource extraction activities.
Brian Kelly, Hells Canyon Preservation Council, La Grande
posted 2 years, 10 months ago
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