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Why Pipe Fork Timber Plan Is Controversial

Williams Community Forest Project

It's a rare timber sale on public land that goes by without controversy, and the Pipe Fork project in the Williams area of Oregon sticks with the trend. The planned timber sale would take trees out of an area with some notable natural features, including Port Orford Cedar trees far from their usual habitat on the Oregon Coast.

The federal Bureau of Land Management is at the center of the sale, but Josephine County owns some land in the area as well, and opponents of the project are trying to convince them to reconsider the Pipe Fork plans.

Guests are Chas Rogers with the Williams Creek Watershed Council, Josephine County Commissioner Dan DeYoung, and county Forestry Director Dave Streeter.

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