BLM, Applegate Valley Residents Face Off On Timber Sale

Jul 20, 2016

Trees grow slowly, and it sometimes appears as if forest management plans take a similar amount of time to take shape. 

The Applegate Valley from Woodrat Mountain.
Credit mdvaden/Wikimedia

So it is with the Nedsbar Forest Management Project in the Applegate Valley, a responsibility of the Medford office of the Bureau of Land Management

BLM says the tree stands are overstocked and in need of thinning.  Environmental groups say the plans would remove healthy, fire-resistant trees. 

We hear two sides of the project, beginning with BLM rep Kristi Mastrofini talking about the attributes of the sale. 

Then Luke Ruediger checks in with the alternative proposed by the Applegate Neighborhood Network and the Klamath Forest Alliance. 

A comment period on the alternatives is open until August 1.  
 

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