- Associated Press - Wednesday, March 25, 2015

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) - Federal forest managers have agreed to take another look at a timber sale outside Springfield after conservation groups complained that it amounts to a huge clearcut.

The Register-Guard (https://bit.ly/1CP6eaJ ) reports the lawsuit filed by Oregon Wild and Cascadia Wildlands has been put on hold while the U.S. Bureau of Land Management looks at the cumulative effects of nearby logging and the Second Show timber sale.

The timber sale is in the so-called O&C; lands, a patchwork of public and private timber in one-mile squares.

Plans call for 236 acres of regeneration harvest, leaving six to eight large trees standing per acre, and 33 acres of thinning.

While some leading scientists support regeneration harvests to create more very young forests favored by deer and elk, conservation groups have opposed them.

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Information from: The Register-Guard, https://www.registerguard.com


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