ODF habitat plan has many flaws
April 7, 2021
By Amanda Astor
The Oregon Department of Forestry is proposing major changes in state forest management.
Last year, the agency released a draft 70-year habitat conservation plan with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
The hope was that such a plan would help protect threatened species while also improving revenues through timber harvests.
The plan fails on multiple counts.
A big focus of the plan is, of course, on the northern spotted owl. Regrettably, the draft HCP does not prioritize the survival and recovery of the spotted owl...