- Associated Press - Friday, October 9, 2015

BAKER CITY, Ore. (AP) - The U.S. Forest Service is proposing one of the largest timber sales on the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest in the past 25 years.

The Baker City Herald reports (https://is.gd/WfpuPA ) that the Forest Service, in conjunction with other federal and state agencies, released an environmental study on Wednesday for about 50,000 acres of public land on the east side of the Elkhorns, mainly from the Anthony Lakes Highway north toward the Grand Ronde Valley.

The East Face project is designed to reduce the risk of large wildfires. It involves the Oregon Department of Forestry and the U.S. Natural Resources Conservation Service. It would call for commercial logging on 6,700 acres.

The environmental assessment is available for a 30-daty public comment period.

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Information from: Baker City Herald, https://www.bakercityherald.com/

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