Some of the fiercest arguments over proper federal forest management in Oregon focus on the "O & C lands," forests once granted to the Oregon & California Railroad to finance construction.
Back in federal hands, they are supposed to give half their timber revenue over to the counties containing them. But with little timber being cut, county budgets have suffered.
BLM is out with a draft of its management plan for Western Oregon forests, and will take comments into July.
In this hour, we visit first with EarthFix reporter Jes Burns to get perspective on the lands and plans.