"O&C Land Grant Act," S. 132, seeks to increase logging on 2.6
million acres of federal forests in western Oregon known as "O&C lands" now
managed under President Clinton’s Northwest Forest Plan, which studies show is
working to improve water quality, restore wildlife habitat, and strengthen
For endangered birds of the West,
including Northern Spotted Owl and Marbled Murrelet, the O&C Land Grant Act
would have a significant impact on habitat by increasing forest fragmentation. The threatened Marbled Murrelet would
lose as much as 20 percent of its remaining habitat in southern Oregon. The
bill also shrinks streamside buffers that protect water quality and wildlife
habitat, limits the public's ability to participate in how their public lands
are managed, and allows widespread clearcutting instead of current
science-based efforts to thin the forest.
take a moment to express your concerns to your Senators and urge them to oppose
the about the O&C Land Grant Act.