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I'm from Wallowa County, have been here for nearly 20 years and live close to National Forest. I spend a lot of time on our public lands and have been concerned at the steady degradation of our forests due to crummy forest harvest practices and the proliferation of roads. This bill addresses, however imperfectly, these problems and more, and does so in a way that continues to provide an income for county residents while eliminating some of the most destructive harvesting methods. Traditional logging has done inestimable damage to our public forests. Private forestry, as practiced for instance on the Jackson/Goebbels tree farm West of Enterprise, has shown that profitable, responsible, sustainable forestry is entirely practical. Bob Jackson, one of the former owners of the tree farm, still lives in Joseph as does Leo's widow Marilyn. They should be interviewed for this show.
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