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Forest Service statement on Flat Country Timber Sale

The Forest Service's mission focus is sustainability, and timber is a result of sustainable forest management. Timber sales are a tool of sustainable forest management, serving as a means to restore overgrown forests prone to devastating wildfires into healthy fire-adapted woodlands. Additionally, timber sales create jobs and economic opportunities in rural communities where other sources of income might be few.

An internal regional review of the Flat Country project file is currently underway that includes evaluating changed conditions. We will use the review to ensure that our proposed actions are in alignment with the most salient science and shifts in environmental conditions. No project implementation will occur until the review is completed and findings are communicated with Forest Service and Dept. of Agriculture leadership.

Tammy Terrell Robinson

Public Affairs Officer

Willamette National Forest


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