Wyden's O&C Land Bill Will be a Boost to Counties
Contacts: Lane County Public Information Officer Anne Marie Levis, 541-915-4659
Today, Senator Ron Wyden of Oregon announced a new O&C lands bill that will balance timber harvesting with forest conservation and create jobs while protecting public lands. Lane County Board of Commissioners Chair Sid Leiken was present at the announcement in the Oregon Capitol and issued the following statement:
"This is the plan timber counties have been waiting for. Senator Wyden’s proposal will substantially increase harvests, create more jobs in rural Oregon, and protect those sensitive areas all Oregonians hold dear. This bill is the best opportunity we have for a long-term solution that will produce jobs in the woods, build on Lane County’s important recreation economy, and support the critical services like public safety that the O&C counties desperately need."