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Siskiyou Wild Rivers update

From the open publishing newswire: An anti-forest bill (H.R. 5319) proposed by Scott McGinnis (R-CO) and Greg Walden (R-OR) would permit logging of old-growth trees, roadless areas, municipal watersheds, limit public participation and gut environmental safeguards for a logging activities defined as a "hazardous fuels reduction projects." In addition, it would chain fire protection projects to commerical logging through so-called "stewardship contracts." This bill has been approved in committee, and a slightly altered "compromise" bill may be offered for an entire floor vote soon.

If this bill becomes law, areas affected by the Biscuit Fire, including the North & South Kalmiopsis roadless areas, old-growth forests, and the world-class salmon rivers of the Siskiyou Wild Rivers area would be at risk. [ How to help ]

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