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Backlash To Wyden Timber Plan

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It has been said many times that journalists and legislators know they've probably done their jobs well when many people are angry with them. 

Oregon Senator Ron Wyden can probably relate.  His recently announced plan to change the management of federal timber on Bureau of Land Management land in Western Oregon drew criticism from both the timber industry and conservation groups. 

Cue the conservation group: Dominick DellaSala of the Geos Institute based in Ashland explains the on-the-ground concerns his group and others have with the Wyden plan.  


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Geoffrey Riley is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and marked his tenth anniversary as the full-time host of the Jefferson Exchange at the end of 2019. He's been a broadcaster in the Rogue Valley for 35 years, working in both television and radio.