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Sweet Home Ranger District unveils 8,400-acre forest 'management' project


June 12, 2019

Sweet Home Ranger District officials last week opened the door on a new project that proposes to “manage” some 8,400 acres of timberlands in the Quartzville and Middle Santiam areas, about 20 miles northeast of Sweet Home.

The Willamette National Forest is inviting members of the public to share ideas about the project, which was unveiled at an open house Thursday evening, June 6, and is in the pre-planning stage of the National Environmental Policy Act process.

The “QMS Project,” as it is known, encompasses 89,000 acres, with roughly 8,400 acres proposed for vegetation management...

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