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Keep our natural resources at home


March 29, 2016


Oh wow, someone wants to preserve a few acres of real forestland and there is, and I quote, “a loud outcry from public and forest industry officials” (The New Era, March 9, Douglas Fir National Monument).

Dave Furtwangler of CTC doesn’t like it, and Weyerhaeuser and Hill Timber don’t like it. Well, I don’t like thousands of acres of prime forest land reduced to a sterile Christmas tree farm.

Weyerhaeuser and CTC treat the forest like a corn field, cut it all and move on. They lock their gates and keep the public out, many of the roads originally built by the B.L.M. and...

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