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EM-2000 Denny Newton <NEWTON2551@comcast.net> Stop WOPR - Protect BLM forests 1/4/2008 10:42:53  
I am very concerned about the 2.6 million acres of forest managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in Oregon. The BLM is moving forward with the Western Oregon Plan Revision, which will increase logging in Oregon's old-growth forests sevenfold by clearcutting in currently protected old growth forest reserves and sensitive salmon bearing rivers and creeks.

Sincerely,

YOUR NAME AND ADDRESS   
Dennis Newton                                                       
591 W. Sherman Apt. 9
Lebanon, OR  97355
 
EM-2001 Michael Brown <miguelcafe@mac.com> Stop WOPR - Protect BLM forests 1/4/2008 10:55:14 I am very concerned about the 2.6 million acres of forest managed by the
Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in Oregon. The BLM is moving forward
with the Western Oregon Plan Revision, which will increase logging in
Oregon's old-growth forests sevenfold by clearcutting in currently
protected old growth forest reserves and sensitive salmon bearing rivers
and creeks.

My opinion is that the WOPR is a *bad* idea.

Sincerely,

Michael D Brown
2850 Warren St
Eugene, OR 97405
EM-2002 Steven Harrison <smharrisnvirginia@hotmail.com> Stop WOPR - Protect BLM forests 1/4/2008 10:57:12 I am very concerned about the 2.6 million acres of forest managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in Oregon. The BLM is moving forward with the Western Oregon Plan Revision, which will increase logging in Oregon's old-growth forests sevenfold by clearcutting in currently protected old growth forest reserves and sensitive salmon bearing rivers and creeks.

Sincerely,

Steven Harrison
48080 SE Coalman Rd
Sandy OR 97055


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EM-2003 Mary Brown <mcb@cadence.com> Stop WOPR - Protect BLM forests 1/4/2008 11:09:28 I am very concerned about the 2.6 million acres of forest managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in Oregon. The BLM is moving forward with the Western Oregon Plan Revision, which will increase logging in Oregon's old-growth forests sevenfold by clearcutting in currently protected old growth forest reserves and sensitive salmon bearing rivers and creeks.

Sincerely,

MaryBrown

2850 Warren St.

Eugene, OR97405
EM-2004 Charlotte Sahnow <csahnow@oregon.uoregon.edu> Western Oregon Plan Revisions 1/4/2008 11:52:04 January 4, 2008
Western Oregon Plan Revisions


Dear Western Oregon Plan Revisions,

As a sportsman in western Oregon, I am deeply concerned with the Bureau of Land
Management's recently released draft version of the Western Oregon Plan Revisions.
The plans outlined in the document would dramatically alter public lands management
in western Oregon to the detriment of fish and wildlife and, by extension, hunting
and fishing.

I frequently visit Bureau of Land Management land in western Oregon, and I'm
worried the BLM's plan would have a significant impact on my ability to hunt and
fish in this region, and, more importantly, my ability to pass down my sporting
heritage to the next generation of hunters and anglers in western Oregon.

For example, reduction of streamside buffers to 25 feet would most certainly
have a negative impact on our trout and salmon fisheries throughout the region.
Timber harvest in close vicinity to fish-bearing or fish-spawning waters will
contribute sediment to the systems, with the potential to smother fish eggs and
spawning gravel. Additionally, removing streamside vegetation will reduce cover
and likely result in temperature increases that could prove fatal to our fisheries.

What's more, plans to construct about 1,000 miles of new roads over the next
decade, and to allow 14,000 acres of clearcut logging annually could have drastic
impacts on the region's struggling, but recovering, fisheries.

Add in the conversion of our low-elevation oak savanna forests to conifer plantations
and the creation of new off-highway-vehicle emphasis areas, and the plan becomes
detrimental to our big-game herds and upland game bird populations.

In short, the Western Oregon Plan Revisions are unacceptable from a hunting
and angling standpoint. Ideally, the BLM would offer a full range of alternatives
when it comes to the plan revisions, with all of those alternatives providing
some measure of fish and wildlife protection.

Finally, off-highway vehicle management should not be addressed at the region-wide
level, but rather by individual BLM districts, and with a generous opportunity
for public comment at the local level.

Sincerely

Charlotte Sahnow
2756 Chad Dr
Eugene, OR 97408-7306

EM-2005 John Janus <unokayakero@yahoo.com> Please protect our old-growth forests! 1/4/2008 12:13:16 Dear BLM,
I live in Oregon for a variety of reasons, including the old-growth forests, excellent recreation, and opportunities to view wildlife on public lands. After learning about the BLM's Western Oregon Plan Revisions, I am very concerned this plan will degrade my ability to enjoy the public lands in western Oregon. The changes the Bureau of Land Management is proposing will unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan for old-growth forests and wildlife, and will lead to water pollution, degraded habitat, and increased conflict and controversy.

Some of my concerns include:
- I'm disappointed that all special areas (Research Natural Areas and Areas of Critical Environmental Concern) won't be protected from logging under WOPR. These areas contain unique values that many people seek out to enjoy. These areas should not be opened to logging.

- The increased, widespread clearcutting of forests under WOPR could reduce property values and the quality of life of thousands of Oregonians living near BLM lands. Over 1,000 miles of new logging road and 140,000 acres of clearcuts in the first decade alone would scar Oregon's spectacular landscape.

- Clearcutting of old growth forests and proposed "Off Highway Vehicle Emphasis Areas" threaten the peace and quiet for rural residents, visitors, and wildlife. Oregon needs rural residents and tourism to feed our economy - catering to the timber and motorized vehicle industry alone is not a solution.

Oregon's remaining old-growth forests are a treasure -- offering wonderful recreation opportunities, clean water, homes for wildlife, and offsetting global warming. But the WOPR is a step back to the unsustainable days of clear-cutting this amazing resource, endangering wildlife, muddying streams, and fueling public outcry. A better way is to protect our heritage forests and focus on thinning and restoration of the plentiful unhealthy plantations left over from the last logging boom. This approach would safeguard the many values of old-growth forests that make Oregon a place I want to live, while providing sustainable jobs and other economic benefits for rural communities.

John Janus
23818 Henderson
Corvallis, OR 97333
EM-2006 John Janus <unokayakero@yahoo.com> Please protect our old-growth forests! 1/4/2008 12:13:42 Dear BLM,
I live in Oregon for a variety of reasons, including the old-growth forests, excellent recreation, and opportunities to view wildlife on public lands. After learning about the BLM's Western Oregon Plan Revisions, I am very concerned this plan will degrade my ability to enjoy the public lands in western Oregon. The changes the Bureau of Land Management is proposing will unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan for old-growth forests and wildlife, and will lead to water pollution, degraded habitat, and increased conflict and controversy.

Some of my concerns include:
- I'm disappointed that all special areas (Research Natural Areas and Areas of Critical Environmental Concern) won't be protected from logging under WOPR. These areas contain unique values that many people seek out to enjoy. These areas should not be opened to logging.

- The increased, widespread clearcutting of forests under WOPR could reduce property values and the quality of life of thousands of Oregonians living near BLM lands. Over 1,000 miles of new logging road and 140,000 acres of clearcuts in the first decade alone would scar Oregon's spectacular landscape.

- Clearcutting of old growth forests and proposed "Off Highway Vehicle Emphasis Areas" threaten the peace and quiet for rural residents, visitors, and wildlife. Oregon needs rural residents and tourism to feed our economy - catering to the timber and motorized vehicle industry alone is not a solution.

Oregon's remaining old-growth forests are a treasure -- offering wonderful recreation opportunities, clean water, homes for wildlife, and offsetting global warming. But the WOPR is a step back to the unsustainable days of clear-cutting this amazing resource, endangering wildlife, muddying streams, and fueling public outcry. A better way is to protect our heritage forests and focus on thinning and restoration of the plentiful unhealthy plantations left over from the last logging boom. This approach would safeguard the many values of old-growth forests that make Oregon a place I want to live, while providing sustainable jobs and other economic benefits for rural communities.

John Janus
23818 Henderson
Corvallis, OR 97333
EM-2007 Richard Russell <ahcenter@msn.com> Western Oregon Plan Revisions 1/4/2008 12:32:05 January 4, 2008
Western Oregon Plan Revisions


Dear Western Oregon Plan Revisions,

As a sportsman in western Oregon, I am deeply concerned with the Bureau of Land
Management's recently released draft version of the Western Oregon Plan Revisions.
The plans outlined in the document would dramatically alter public lands management
in western Oregon to the detriment of fish and wildlife and, by extension, hunting
and fishing.

I frequently visit Bureau of Land Management land in western Oregon, and I'm
worried the BLM's plan would have a significant impact on my ability to hunt and
fish in this region, and, more importantly, my ability to pass down my sporting
heritage to the next generation of hunters and anglers in western Oregon.

For example, reduction of streamside buffers to 25 feet would most certainly
have a negative impact on our trout and salmon fisheries throughout the region.
Timber harvest in close vicinity to fish-bearing or fish-spawning waters will
contribute sediment to the systems, with the potential to smother fish eggs and
spawning gravel. Additionally, removing streamside vegetation will reduce cover
and likely result in temperature increases that could prove fatal to our fisheries.

What's more, plans to construct about 1,000 miles of new roads over the next
decade, and to allow 14,000 acres of clearcut logging annually could have drastic
impacts on the region's struggling, but recovering, fisheries.

Add in the conversion of our low-elevation oak savanna forests to conifer plantations
and the creation of new off-highway-vehicle emphasis areas, and the plan becomes
detrimental to our big-game herds and upland game bird populations.

In short, the Western Oregon Plan Revisions are unacceptable from a hunting
and angling standpoint. Ideally, the BLM would offer a full range of alternatives
when it comes to the plan revisions, with all of those alternatives providing
some measure of fish and wildlife protection.

Finally, off-highway vehicle management should not be addressed at the region-wide
level, but rather by individual BLM districts, and with a generous opportunity
for public comment at the local level.

Protecting our streams and forests is the most important task or our government,
especially here in Oregon.

The value of our forests and streams, and the fish,game,and recreation they
provide is far greater if left in their natural state than any economic benefit
to be gained by exploiting them in the short run.

Sincerely

Richard L Russell
2117 Dennis Ray Ave NE
Keizer, OR 97303-2007

EM-2008 Christine Lawson <christinelawson@mac.com> Stop WOPR - Protect BLM forests 1/4/2008 12:50:29 I am very concerned about the 2.6 million acres of forest managed by the
Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in Oregon. The BLM is moving forward with
the Western Oregon Plan Revision, which will increase logging in Oregon's
old-growth forests sevenfold by clearcutting in currently protected old
growth forest reserves and sensitive salmon bearing rivers and creeks.



Please consider permanent protection old growth forests for the generations
to come to enjoy. In turn keeping Oregon green and protecting wildlife
habitat and clear streams.

Sincerely,



Christine Lawson
2891 N Emerson Ct
Portland Oregon 97217

EM-2009 Cameron Hyde <cameron@sdra.com> Western Oregon Plan Revisions 1/4/2008 13:12:02 January 4, 2008
Western Oregon Plan Revisions


Dear Western Oregon Plan Revisions,

As a sportsman in western Oregon, I am deeply concerned with the Bureau of Land
Management's recently released draft version of the Western Oregon Plan Revisions.
The plans outlined in the document would dramatically alter public lands management
in western Oregon to the detriment of fish and wildlife and, by extension, hunting
and fishing.

I frequently visit Bureau of Land Management land in western Oregon, and I'm
worried the BLM's plan would have a significant impact on my ability to hunt and
fish in this region, and, more importantly, my ability to pass down my sporting
heritage to the next generation of hunters and anglers in western Oregon.

For example, reduction of streamside buffers to 25 feet would most certainly
have a negative impact on our trout and salmon fisheries throughout the region.
Timber harvest in close vicinity to fish-bearing or fish-spawning waters will
contribute sediment to the systems, with the potential to smother fish eggs and
spawning gravel. Additionally, removing streamside vegetation will reduce cover
and likely result in temperature increases that could prove fatal to our fisheries.

What's more, plans to construct about 1,000 miles of new roads over the next
decade, and to allow 14,000 acres of clearcut logging annually could have drastic
impacts on the region's struggling, but recovering, fisheries.

Add in the conversion of our low-elevation oak savanna forests to conifer plantations
and the creation of new off-highway-vehicle emphasis areas, and the plan becomes
detrimental to our big-game herds and upland game bird populations.

In short, the Western Oregon Plan Revisions are unacceptable from a hunting
and angling standpoint. Ideally, the BLM would offer a full range of alternatives
when it comes to the plan revisions, with all of those alternatives providing
some measure of fish and wildlife protection.

Finally, off-highway vehicle management should not be addressed at the region-wide
level, but rather by individual BLM districts, and with a generous opportunity
for public comment at the local level.

Sincerely

Cameron Hyde
3150 SW Hamilton St
Portland, OR 97239-1312

EM-2010 Dave Emrich <dave.emrich@homepower.com> Protect Public Forests, Rivers and Wildlife 1/4/2008 14:06:00 Bureau of Land Management, Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue Portland, Oregon
Portland, OR 97208
CC: Oregon Congressional delegation
Re: BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions

Dear BLM,

I am very disturbed with the direction the Bush regime is headed with
the mis-management of nearly 2.6 million acres of federal forests
under the Western Oregon Plan Revisions. The changes that the BLM is
contemplating will unravel the protections of the landmark Northwest
Forest Plan, and will definitely lead to water pollution, degraded
habitat, and increased conflict and controversy.

Your current proposal is totally outrageous and completely
unacceptable. The agency proposes to increase old-growth logging on
public lands in western Oregon by 700%, build 1,000 miles of new
logging road in the next decade and clearcut at a 9-1 ratio to
thinning. This is clearcut stupidity that depletes our natural
resource base for your children by weakening protections for forests,
creeks and salmon. Shockingly, the proposal ignores the role that
these forests play in regulating the climate.

Most Americans want federal land managers to embrace alternative
building methods, safeguard communities from wildfire and protect
what remains of our nation's ancient forests. By focusing on
previously logged public forestlands they are providing wood to local
mills while actually improving conditions for fish and wildlife and
keeping saws out of precious old-growth forests.

In contrast, the WOPR proposes to inflame the controversy by
increasing old-growth clear-cutting for a short-term economic fix.
The WOPR puts water quality at-risk and would destroy some of
Oregon's most special places. We will protect our remaining mature
and old-growth forests on public land, not clear-cut these natural
treasures as the WOPR proposes to do.

It is disappointing that at a time when public consensus for
old-growth protection has never been stronger, the BLM is proposing
to clear-cut forests older than our nation and turn complex
ecosystems into flammable tree farms.

Please protect remaining old-growth forests, focus active management
of BLM lands in already logged-over areas, and concentrate job
opportunities in restoration forestry that would benefit watersheds
and generate wood products without multiplying past mistakes.

Enough is enough! Earth First!

David Emrich
299 Gresham St.
Ashland, OR
97520
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David Emrich
Graphic Designer, Home Power Magazine
541-512-1631
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EM-2011 Jim Salter <mcsalty@hughes.net> Stop WOPR - Protect BLM forests 1/4/2008 15:36:20 I am very concerned about the 2.6 million acres of forest managed by the
Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in Oregon. The BLM is moving forward
with the Western Oregon Plan Revision, which will increase logging in
Oregon's old-growth forests sevenfold by clearcutting in currently
protected old growth forest reserves and sensitive salmon bearing rivers
and creeks.

I was born and raised in Oregon and have lived in logging communities
for many years. I know the timber industry and its contribution to local
economies, as well as some of the costs of this economy to these same
communities and our public resource base. Timber is one renewable
resource and is necessarily harvested for its valuable uses, but there
are many other resources and assets which are a part of the forests
which are already of incalculable valuable to the public health and many
other parts of our state's overall economy. Logging irresponsibly and
degrading our water resources will forever destroy the much more
valuable public resources contained in those pristine and sensitive
areas which the plan needlessly targets.

This plan seems a foolhardy, pound foolish, and greed driven approach
which could easily be adjusted to protect the more sensitive areas while
still increasing supply to the timber industry. The plan plainly works
against the true public interest by grossly ignoring the real value of
biological and wildlife resources, our clean water assets, and the super
carbon capture capability of our old growth trees. I am firmly opposed
to the adoption or implementation of this plan without major changes to
its "revised" management approach.

Sincerely,

James Salter
19909 SW Meadow View Dr.
McMinnville, OR 97128

EM-2012 kerry cutler <rollinggnome@hotmail.com> Protect Public Forests, Rivers and Wildlife 1/4/2008 15:41:04 Dear BLM,

I am very concerned with the direction the Bush Administration is headed in with the management of nearly 2.6 million acres of federal forests under the Western Oregon Plan Revisions. The changes that the BLM is contemplating will unravel the protections of the landmark Northwest Forest Plan, and may lead to water pollution, degraded habitat, and increased conflict and controversy.

Your current proposal is unacceptable. The agency proposes to increase old-growth logging on public lands in western Oregon by 700%, build 1,000 miles of new logging road in the next decade and clearcut at a 9-1 ratio to thinning. This is a myopic and backwards proposal that depletes our natural resource base for future generations by weakening protections for forests, creeks and salmon. Shockingly, the proposal ignores the role that these forests play in regulating the climate.

Most Americans want federal land managers to embrace thinning second growth forests, safeguard communities from wildfire and protect what remains of our nation's ancient forests. By focusing on previously logged public forestlands - many of which are now overgrown and in need of thinning - they are providing wood to local mills while actually improving conditions for fish and wildlife and keeping saws out of precious old-growth forests.

In contrast, the WOPR proposes to inflame the controversy by increasing old-growth clear-cutting for a short-term economic fix. The WOPR puts water quality at-risk and would destroy some of Oregon's most special places. We should protect our remaining mature and old-growth forests on public land, not clear-cut these natural treasures as the WOPR proposes to do.

It is disappointing that at a time when public consensus for old-growth protection and second-growth thinning has never been stronger, the BLM is proposing to clear-cut forests older than our nation and turn complex ecosystems into flammable tree farms.

Please protect remaining old-growth forests, focus active management of BLM lands in already logged-over areas, and concentrate job opportunities in restoration forestry that would benefit watersheds and generate wood products without multiplying past mistakes.

Sincerely,

Kerry Cutler
81868 Lost valley lane
Dexter Oregon
97431
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EM-2013 valerie GILES <javagiles@msn.com> wopr 1/4/2008 16:51:17 please harvest timber under wopr and give oregonians real jobs.I received a letter from oregon heritage forests,and it's the same kind of letter that has cost our state families and jobs. I vote for the plan! john giles
EM-2014 Patty Bonney <pattybonney@hotmail.com> Western Oregon Plan Revisions 1/4/2008 17:22:03 January 4, 2008
Western Oregon Plan Revisions


Dear Western Oregon Plan Revisions,

As a sportsman in western Oregon, I am deeply concerned with the Bureau of Land
Management's recently released draft version of the Western Oregon Plan Revisions.
The plans outlined in the document would dramatically alter public lands management
in western Oregon to the detriment of fish and wildlife and, by extension, hunting
and fishing.

I frequently visit Bureau of Land Management land in western Oregon, and I'm
worried the BLM's plan would have a significant impact on my ability to hunt and
fish in this region, and, more importantly, my ability to pass down my sporting
heritage to the next generation of hunters and anglers in western Oregon.

For example, reduction of streamside buffers to 25 feet would most certainly
have a negative impact on our trout and salmon fisheries throughout the region.
Timber harvest in close vicinity to fish-bearing or fish-spawning waters will
contribute sediment to the systems, with the potential to smother fish eggs and
spawning gravel. Additionally, removing streamside vegetation will reduce cover
and likely result in temperature increases that could prove fatal to our fisheries.

What's more, plans to construct about 1,000 miles of new roads over the next
decade, and to allow 14,000 acres of clearcut logging annually could have drastic
impacts on the region's struggling, but recovering, fisheries.

Add in the conversion of our low-elevation oak savanna forests to conifer plantations
and the creation of new off-highway-vehicle emphasis areas, and the plan becomes
detrimental to our big-game herds and upland game bird populations.

In short, the Western Oregon Plan Revisions are unacceptable from a hunting
and angling standpoint. Ideally, the BLM would offer a full range of alternatives
when it comes to the plan revisions, with all of those alternatives providing
some measure of fish and wildlife protection.

Finally, off-highway vehicle management should not be addressed at the region-wide
level, but rather by individual BLM districts, and with a generous opportunity
for public comment at the local level.

Sincerely

Patty Bonney
8625 SW Oleson Rd
Portland, OR 97223-6828

EM-2015 Carole Tante <nuxtabadun@aol.com> More areas merit wilderness recommendation 1/4/2008 17:32:01 January 04, 2008

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management�s (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas,
despite a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The
BLM�s process for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness
recommendations in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild
places exhibiting excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM�s analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM�s legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness � Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and
Coast Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

Carole Tante
3 Fino Ln
Hot Springs Village, AR 71909-3805
USA
nuxtabadun@aol.com


EM-2016 lefko <lefko@jeffnet.org> blm wopr comments 1/4/2008 18:41:15 Dear BLM,
 
Count me as one who is against opening up an ATV area at Anderson Butte. 
    1.  It will increase the fire danger which is already acute.      2.  It will increase erosion affecting the salmon runs on Sterling Creek and other streams in the watershed (the salmon runs are now just beginning to increase in these fragile tributaries). 
    3.  ATV use will negatively affect the fragile and rare plant ecosystems within the watershed, including the savanna oak forests. 
    4.  ATV use will increase the noise pollution in the rural Sterling Creek valley where I live. 
    5.  ATV use will increase carbon-emitting vehicular traffic and increase road maintenance costs. 
    6.  ATV use will negatively affect wildlife causing increasing mammal injuries, including deaths. 
    7. ATV use will negatively affect the pristine solitude which I regularly enjoy by myself or with friends as we either walk, jog or yes, bicycle, these remote, quiet, beautiful watersheds. 
 
    So please, reject the ATV park on Anderson Butte.  Consider promoting long-term sustainable uses, rather than giving way to such an exclusive, short-term and non-sustainable use.  
 
    In short, I am against further sacrificing our precious soils, plants, animals, water, air and quiet for the short-term benefits of an ATV park anywhere near Anderson Butte.
 
Best Regards,
David Lefkowitz
8900 Sterling Creek RD
Jacksonville, OR 97530
541-899-6908
EM-2017 serge vrabec <vrabec1@aol.com> Western Oregon Plan Revisions 1/4/2008 19:12:02 January 4, 2008
Western Oregon Plan Revisions


Dear Western Oregon Plan Revisions,

As a sportsman in western Oregon, I am deeply concerned with the Bureau of Land
Management's recently released draft version of the Western Oregon Plan Revisions.
The plans outlined in the document would dramatically alter public lands management
in western Oregon to the detriment of fish and wildlife and, by extension, hunting
and fishing.

I frequently visit Bureau of Land Management land in western Oregon, and I'm
worried the BLM's plan would have a significant impact on my ability to hunt and
fish in this region, and, more importantly, my ability to pass down my sporting
heritage to the next generation of hunters and anglers in western Oregon.

For example, reduction of streamside buffers to 25 feet would most certainly
have a negative impact on our trout and salmon fisheries throughout the region.
Timber harvest in close vicinity to fish-bearing or fish-spawning waters will
contribute sediment to the systems, with the potential to smother fish eggs and
spawning gravel. Additionally, removing streamside vegetation will reduce cover
and likely result in temperature increases that could prove fatal to our fisheries.

What's more, plans to construct about 1,000 miles of new roads over the next
decade, and to allow 14,000 acres of clearcut logging annually could have drastic
impacts on the region's struggling, but recovering, fisheries.

Add in the conversion of our low-elevation oak savanna forests to conifer plantations
and the creation of new off-highway-vehicle emphasis areas, and the plan becomes
detrimental to our big-game herds and upland game bird populations.

In short, the Western Oregon Plan Revisions are unacceptable from a hunting
and angling standpoint. Ideally, the BLM would offer a full range of alternatives
when it comes to the plan revisions, with all of those alternatives providing
some measure of fish and wildlife protection.

Finally, off-highway vehicle management should not be addressed at the region-wide
level, but rather by individual BLM districts, and with a generous opportunity
for public comment at the local level.

Sincerely

serge vrabec
5902 SE Milwaukie Ave
Portland, OR 97202-5258

EM-2018 Sean Brady <sa_brady@comcast.net> Please protect our old-growth forests! 1/4/2008 21:45:10 Dear BLM,
My family and I live in Oregon for a variety of reasons, including the old-growth forests, excellent recreation, and opportunities to view wildlife on public lands. We are avid hikers, fly fishers, and campers. After learning about the BLM's Western Oregon Plan Revisions, I am very concerned this plan will degrade my ability to enjoy the public lands in western Oregon. The changes the Bureau of Land Management is proposing will unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan for old-growth forests and wildlife, and will lead to water pollution, degraded habitat, and increased conflict and controversy.

Some of my concerns include:
- I'm disappointed that all special areas (Research Natural Areas and Areas of Critical Environmental Concern) won't be protected from logging under WOPR. These areas contain unique values that many people seek out to enjoy. These areas should not be opened to logging.

- The increased, widespread clearcutting of forests under WOPR could reduce property values and the quality of life of thousands of Oregonians living near BLM lands. Over 1,000 miles of new logging road and 140,000 acres of clearcuts in the first decade alone would scar Oregon's spectacular landscape.

- Clearcutting of old growth forests and proposed "Off Highway Vehicle Emphasis Areas" threaten the peace and quiet for rural residents, visitors, and wildlife. Oregon needs rural residents and tourism to feed our economy - catering to the timber and motorized vehicle industry alone is not a solution.

Oregon's remaining old-growth forests are a treasure -- offering wonderful recreation opportunities, clean water, homes for wildlife, and offsetting global warming. But the WOPR is a step back to the unsustainable days of clear-cutting this amazing resource, endangering wildlife, muddying streams, and fueling public outcry. A better way is to protect our heritage forests and focus on thinning and restoration of the plentiful unhealthy plantations left over from the last logging boom. This approach would safeguard the many values of old-growth forests that make Oregon a place I want to live, while providing sustainable jobs and other economic benefits for rural communities.

Sean Brady
1124 E 14
Lafayette, OR 97127
EM-2019 Mark Fritch <Mfritch@loghomz.com> Protect BLM forests, harvest if needed, but do it wisely 1/4/2008 23:46:04 To Whom It May Concerns,

I am a professional forester (BS Forestry, MS Forestry and BA Education) in Sandy, Oregon.  I've used my skills, education and interests to build beautiful handcrafted log homes.  While I'm concerned for the environment, I realize that harvesting is not the entire problem.  The problem is not allowing foresters to WISELY MANAGE of our resources.  I have no problem with managing and harvesting our timber resources.  I do have a problem with the unwise harvesting and doing so at below market values.  I support the harvesting of forests when it makes sense ecologically, financially and biologically.  I also recognize the need and place for wilderness areas.  We need both.

There is a lot of pressure to not do anything with our forests.  Many people don't see the forest for the trees.  For example, old-growth forests don't necessarily help Global Warming that much.  Old-growth trees do put out oxygen, but not at a rate high enough to offset the carbon dioxide produced by the decaying forest matter on the same forest floor.  It is young, vibrant forests that do more to cool the atmosphere and produce more net oxygen than old-growth forests.  I am not advocating for the harvesting of our wilderness areas.  We need both wilderness areas and areas that we can manage and harvest.  I encourage the protection of our wilderness areas AND freeing up our state and national forests for the wise management for timber.

Another thing that we as Americans don't realize is that we are dumping out harvesting on other countries.  If we shut down logging here in the U.S.without reducing our consumption by the same amount, all we are doing is forcing that harvest on Canada, New Zealand, Chile, Russiaor other countries where there are little or no environmental controls.  The net result is that we are still damaging the planet.  It's just that we "can't see it from our backyard."  We are also then forced to transport these products farther than if we produced the lumber right here in Oregon.  We have better quality timber which produces better quality lumber which then can be used to produce better quality homes.  What we need to do is produce better quality homes that will last longer than the crap houses that we're now building.  This would allow us to have good homes while wisely harvesting local forests.  The young forests that get replanted will then produce far more oxygen than older mature forests.

In saying this, I am not advocating harvesting of all old-growth.  I am simply stating that we have a seriously polarized mentality on the issue.  There are ways that we can both protect AND utilize our forest resources.  We need good foresters who have the freedom to plan, manage and harvest our forests as needed while protecting the entire resource base.  Timber harvesting, wildlife, recreation and watershed management are not mutually exclusive activities.  There are good people on both sides of this issue and we need to find solid middle ground not driven by either big business concerns and big environmental concerns.  

We all need to do our part in protecting the environment.  I do mine by building high value, handcrafted log homes.  Yes, I use more timber in my homes than the average tract home.  The flip side of that is that my houses are extremely energy efficient, they are very green, they are valuable assets, they produce more tax revenue to the counties where they are built AND they use less wood per year than the typical frame house.  How is that possible you say?  I design and build my homes so that they can last 400-500-600 years.  Yes, that is possible.  We only need to go to Europeto see this.  So I say there are ways to wisely manage our forests and utilize the resources in a way that improves the environment.  All it takes is the willingness to work together.  I invite you to factor into the equation of your decisions that it is possible to meet the needs of all parties involved. 

Sincerely,

Mark!

 

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EM-2020 Steve Garrett <smgmkg@ccountry.net> Western Oregon Plan Revisions 1/5/2008 5:22:03 January 5, 2008
Western Oregon Plan Revisions


Dear Western Oregon Plan Revisions,

As a sportsman in western Oregon, I am deeply concerned with the Bureau of Land
Management's recently released draft version of the Western Oregon Plan Revisions.
The plans outlined in the document would dramatically alter public lands management
in western Oregon to the detriment of fish and wildlife and, by extension, hunting
and fishing.

I frequently visit Bureau of Land Management land in western Oregon, and I'm
worried the BLM's plan would have a significant impact on my ability to hunt and
fish in this region, and, more importantly, my ability to pass down my sporting
heritage to the next generation of hunters and anglers in western Oregon.

For example, reduction of streamside buffers to 25 feet would most certainly
have a negative impact on our trout and salmon fisheries throughout the region.
Timber harvest in close vicinity to fish-bearing or fish-spawning waters will
contribute sediment to the systems, with the potential to smother fish eggs and
spawning gravel. Additionally, removing streamside vegetation will reduce cover
and likely result in temperature increases that could prove fatal to our fisheries.

What's more, plans to construct about 1,000 miles of new roads over the next
decade, and to allow 14,000 acres of clearcut logging annually could have drastic
impacts on the region's struggling, but recovering, fisheries.

Add in the conversion of our low-elevation oak savanna forests to conifer plantations
and the creation of new off-highway-vehicle emphasis areas, and the plan becomes
detrimental to our big-game herds and upland game bird populations.

In short, the Western Oregon Plan Revisions are unacceptable from a hunting
and angling standpoint. Ideally, the BLM would offer a full range of alternatives
when it comes to the plan revisions, with all of those alternatives providing
some measure of fish and wildlife protection.

Finally, off-highway vehicle management should not be addressed at the region-wide
level, but rather by individual BLM districts, and with a generous opportunity
for public comment at the local level.

Sincerely

Steve Garrett
1593 Wedgewood Dr
Eagle Point, OR 97524-7788

EM-2021 David O'Connor <dophotos@mac.com> Western Oregon Plan Revisions 1/5/2008 6:22:04 January 5, 2008
Western Oregon Plan Revisions


Dear Western Oregon Plan Revisions,

As a sportsman in western Oregon, I am deeply concerned with the Bureau of Land
Management's recently released draft version of the Western Oregon Plan Revisions.
The plans outlined in the document would dramatically alter public lands management
in western Oregon to the detriment of fish and wildlife and, by extension, hunting
and fishing.

I frequently visit Bureau of Land Management land in western Oregon, and I'm
worried the BLM's plan would have a significant impact on my ability to hunt and
fish in this region, and, more importantly, my ability to pass down my sporting
heritage to the next generation of hunters and anglers in western Oregon.

For example, reduction of streamside buffers to 25 feet would most certainly
have a negative impact on our trout and salmon fisheries throughout the region.
Timber harvest in close vicinity to fish-bearing or fish-spawning waters will
contribute sediment to the systems, with the potential to smother fish eggs and
spawning gravel. Additionally, removing streamside vegetation will reduce cover
and likely result in temperature increases that could prove fatal to our fisheries.

What's more, plans to construct about 1,000 miles of new roads over the next
decade, and to allow 14,000 acres of clearcut logging annually could have drastic
impacts on the region's struggling, but recovering, fisheries.

Add in the conversion of our low-elevation oak savanna forests to conifer plantations
and the creation of new off-highway-vehicle emphasis areas, and the plan becomes
detrimental to our big-game herds and upland game bird populations.

In short, the Western Oregon Plan Revisions are unacceptable from a hunting
and angling standpoint. Ideally, the BLM would offer a full range of alternatives
when it comes to the plan revisions, with all of those alternatives providing
some measure of fish and wildlife protection.

Finally, off-highway vehicle management should not be addressed at the region-wide
level, but rather by individual BLM districts, and with a generous opportunity
for public comment at the local level.

Sincerely

David O'Connor
7622 N Newman Ave
Portland, OR 97203-4613

EM-2022 Roger Gertenrich <gertr@comcast.net> Western Oregon Plan Revisions 1/5/2008 9:52:02 January 5, 2008
Western Oregon Plan Revisions


Dear Western Oregon Plan Revisions,

As a sportsman in western Oregon, I am deeply concerned with the Bureau of Land
Management's recently released draft version of the Western Oregon Plan Revisions.
The plans outlined in the document would dramatically alter public lands management
in western Oregon to the detriment of fish and wildlife and, by extension, hunting
and fishing.

I frequently visit Bureau of Land Management land in western Oregon, and I'm
worried the BLM's plan would have a significant impact on my ability to hunt and
fish in this region, and, more importantly, my ability to pass down my sporting
heritage to the next generation of hunters and anglers in western Oregon.

For example, reduction of streamside buffers to 25 feet would most certainly
have a negative impact on our trout and salmon fisheries throughout the region.
Timber harvest in close vicinity to fish-bearing or fish-spawning waters will
contribute sediment to the systems, with the potential to smother fish eggs and
spawning gravel. Additionally, removing streamside vegetation will reduce cover
and likely result in temperature increases that could prove fatal to our fisheries.

What's more, plans to construct about 1,000 miles of new roads over the next
decade, and to allow 14,000 acres of clearcut logging annually could have drastic
impacts on the region's struggling, but recovering, fisheries.

Add in the conversion of our low-elevation oak savanna forests to conifer plantations
and the creation of new off-highway-vehicle emphasis areas, and the plan becomes
detrimental to our big-game herds and upland game bird populations.

In short, the Western Oregon Plan Revisions are unacceptable from a hunting
and angling standpoint. Ideally, the BLM would offer a full range of alternatives
when it comes to the plan revisions, with all of those alternatives providing
some measure of fish and wildlife protection.

Finally, off-highway vehicle management should not be addressed at the region-wide
level, but rather by individual BLM districts, and with a generous opportunity
for public comment at the local level.

Sincerely

Roger Gertenrich
3570 SW River Pkwy Unit 501
Portland, OR 97239-4536

EM-2023 David Schott <fglc@peak.org> Western Oregon Plan Revisio1 Attn Ed Shepard 1/5/2008 10:14:39 Western Oregon Plan Revision                             1/5/08

Comments

 

Topics of comment:

1)  Mandates of the O&C Act of 1937

2)  Health of our forests

3)  Economic health of our counties

4)  Global warming

 

1)  Mandate of the O&C Act of 1937:

The BLM is required under the Act to apply sustained yield management with the primary purpose of providing for the economic benefit of the counties located within those lands.  In so doing, the BLM is to insure that water quality be maintained and that recreation benefits to the population be provided for. 

Most importantly,  in the recent case "National Association of Homebuilders v Defenders of Wildlife (US Supreme Decision June 25, 2007)"  the Endangered Species Act Section 7 (a) (2)'s no-jeopardy duty covers "only discretionary agency actions and does not attach to actions..that an agency is required by statute to undertake once certain specific triggering events have occurred.  This reading is not only reasonable, inasmuch as it gives effect to ESA'sprovision, but it also comports with the canon against implied repeals [of conflicting legislation] because it stays Section 7 (a)(2)'s mandate where it would override otherwise mandatory statutory duties." 

In other words if an earlier statute tells an agency to do something, Section 7 (a)(2) does not modify that mandate.  In this case, the earlier statute is the O&C Act of 1937.  The ESA does not supercedethe mandates of that act.

 

2)  With regard to the alternatives proposed for the WOPR to date, none consider the forest health as an entirety.  Fire is the 900 pound gorilla continually hovering in the background and without intricate planning to provide for fire mitigation, this entire WOPR exercise is ultimately futile.

The entire O&C land base managed by the BLM need to be managed.  None of the alternatives presented for consideration provide for that.  Moreover, the forests of Southwest Oregon are so prone to fire, disease and insect infestation, that to manage only a portion of those lands actually subjects all BLM, USFS and private lands in Southern Oregonto a much greater risk of catastrophic loss.  This risk is not imagined or blown out of proportion, it is devastatingly real.  Not having managed public lands for the last 20 years has dramatically increased the risk of enormous forest loss.  By placing 52% off limits or outside the "timber management area" (as in alternative 2) the BLM would be ignoring its duty to protect the entire forest landscape.  That is unacceptable. 

I would strongly urge that your final decision for timber management areas only exclude Riparian Management Areas, Administratively Withdrawn Areas and those lands in the National Conservation System.  It is just too important to fight for the health and resiliency of the rest of the forestland.

 

3)  Economic Health:

The mandate of the O&C Act of 1937 is to provide primarily for the economic returns to the counties.  For many of the counties, especially in the southern end of the state, the monies realized from O&CLandharvesting are critical to county government.  Moreover, the jobs created by a healthy forest industry are family wage type jobs.  Those same jobs further contribute to county health in that they support other businesses and provide for state and local tax revenues.  The importance of a reliable, continuous and much increased supply of federal timber, as opposed to that which we have seen over the last 20 years, cannot be overstated.  The infrastructure that remains for the processing of all timber is a tiny fraction of that which existed even 20 years ago.  If we lose any more production capacity in Southern Oregonthe ability to process logs through industry will decrease dramatically.  There is only one sawmill left in Jackson County, one in Josephine County, one in Curry County, two in Klamath County and one in Lake County.  There are 3 or 4 mills that peel logs in Southern Oregon.  Without a reliable and increased supply of federal timber, the likelihood is that some of these mills will be gone within two years.  Where will the timber go for processing when that happens?????  It is imperative that timber be made available in quantities much greater than envisioned in any of the proposed alternatives.  I think a target of 175 MM bd. ft. in Southern Oregonis much more reasonable goal.  Foresthealth, county receipts and economic viability would all benefit from this harvest target.  Note,this would still be well under a sustainable harvest level.  

 

4)     The one area of concern that has totally escaped discussion in preliminary studies is that of GLOBAL WARMING.  If global warming is linked with increased amounts of carbon in our atmosphere, as a number of scientists believe, then it becomes important to look at the effects of fire on that problem.  There are a number of studies that indicate that forest fires are one of the biggest contributors to carbon release into our atmosphere.  If Dr. Thomas Bonniksenis correct, for each acre that burned in the Angora fire in and around South Lake Tahoelast summer 60 tons of carbon was released into the atmosphere.  Moreover, over the next 20-30 years, an additional 190-200 tons per acre will be release through the decomposition of dead timber (at least if it isn't harvested and the carbon isn't sequestered in the form of manufactured lumber).  According to those figures, the initial fire released 186 thousand tons of carbon (fire size was 3100 acres), and over the next 30 o r so years an additional 590 thousand tons of carbon will be released.  Even if these figures are twice the actual amount that is an enormous figure for carbon release.  Now consider what was released by the Biscuit fire on 2002.  In that fire, almost 500,000 acres burned.  The carbon release figures are mind numbing.  This is an overriding reason why we must consider increasing harvest levels dramatically from present levels, if only to attempt to mitigate the concern of catastrophic fire. 

 

We will never catch up through harvesting to reach a level of total forest health.  Fire will rear its ugly head.  What we can do is to try to mitigate the ability of catastrophic to take hold by thinning in much greater volume in strategic areas.  It is possible to work with private landowners and create fire breaks contiguous with their already thinned lands across a much broader landscape than currently occurs.  But the only way to make our forests healthier and more resilient is to increase the harvest levels, thin where most

expedient to keep fire from spreading, and work with the USFS and private timberland owners in concert to create a much larger vision of what is needed to create a healthy forest landscape.

Let's manage all the O&C lands with these goals in mind.

 

David R Schott

Exec VP

Southern OregonTimber Industries Assn.

1 541 7735329

Fax   7733663

 
EM-2024 PAUL SPRIGGS <psfoots@msn.com> WOPR 1/5/2008 10:55:22  I am an OHV user and I also use back country roads for recreation access.  Keep roads open! Closing areas is a poor way to manage them.   I support all of the  Southern Oregon OHV emphasis areas. I do not feel the 13 areas in the preferred alternative number 2 are enough to accommodate existing and future OHV recreation, especially accounting for its popularity and the growth of the area.  Loop connectivity between use areas is desirable for recreation purposes. Loop connectivity of OHV trails prevents trail blazing and riding off trail to get to another trail. Looping trails to connect ohv areas would be benificial.  Motorized  trail use is increasing at a much faster rate than non-motorized, especially in this area. The lack of OHV trails proposed in the WOPR is unacceptable! OHV recreation trails need to be be made to keep OHV on designated trails.  What specifically are the criteria for final selection of an area? Comment numbers? Complaint? Funding? The 13 identified emphasis areas include 3 existing designated areas and 10 identified as existing intensely used areas.  Ohv use is increasing in popularity . Making  more trails and managing areas for OHVs is necessary for OHV control. __Paul Spriggs Address____2950 Foots_Creek Road____Gold Hill ________________________
State ___OR___Zip Code ____97525 541-582-2383
EM-2025 Reida Kimmel <rkimmel@uoneuro.uoregon.edu> Please protect our old-growth forests! 1/5/2008 11:31:51 Dear BLM,
I am very concerned with the direction the BLM is headed with the management of nearly 2.6 million acres of federal forests under the Western Oregon Plan Revisions. The changes the agency is contemplating will unravel the protections of the landmark Northwest Forest Plan, and will lead to water pollution, degraded habitat, and increased conflict and controversy.

BLM lands in western Oregon contain about 1-million acres of our remaining older forests. The WOPR would increase logging of forests over 200 years sevenfold, and threatens some of Oregon's best remaining ancient forests. Two thousand square miles of forest would be put in "Timber Management Areas," where clearcutting is emphasized.

By logging closer to streams the WOPR reduces important protections for clean water and Pacific salmon. High quality drinking water originates on BLM lands for the citizens of Salem, Corvallis, Eugene, and 70 other Oregon communities. Salmon need cool, clean water, but the WOPR would remove stream buffers that shade streams and keep sediment from the water. Please leave the existing protections for riparian areas in place.

Wildlife such as elk and black bear and threatened species like the northern spotted owl and the marbled murrelet rely on BLM forests. The WOPR would reduce protections for wildlife populations and diminish habitat for countless plant and wildlife species. Please choose an alternative that leaves habitat protections for wildlife, especially in existing old-growth forests, in place.The remaining old growth forests are not just timber, they are the most diferse forest habitats we have in the Northwest. The species they house, and the complex biological webs within them are the seed banks for the regeneration and preservation of our soil, watersheds and woodlands in the future. No second or third growth forest is as healthy or as rich as the native forest which the BlM promises to reduce once again. When an old growth stand is felled or thinned, changes to the soil, loss of species, however seemingly insignifigant, is irreplaceable. Not only should the BLM's logging alternatives in its WOPR proposals be scrapped, logging of what little old growth remains should be banned.
There are many less sensitive and more practical places to generate wood fiber than our last remaining ancient forests, like the millions of acres of young, even-age tree plantations that have grown since previous clearcuts. By focusing on previously logged public forestlands - many of which are now overgrown and in need of thinning - the BLM would provide wood to local mills while actually improving conditions for fish and wildlife and keeping saws out of precious old-growth forests.

Instead, the WOPR proposes to inflame the controversy by increasing old-growth clearcutting for a short-term economic fix. The WOPR puts water quality at risk and would destroy some of Oregon's most special places. We should protect our remaining mature and old-growth forests on public land, not clearcut these natural treasures.

Reida Kimmel
30306 Fox Hollow Rd.
Eugene, OR 97405
EM-2026 Melissa Yslas <melissayslas@yahoo.com> Western Oregon Plan Revisions 1/5/2008 11:35:36 I am very concerned about the 2.6 million acres of forest managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in Oregon. The BLM is moving forward with the Western Oregon Plan Revision, which will increase logging in Oregon's old-growth forests sevenfold by clearcutting in currently protected old growth forest reserves and sensitive salmon bearing rivers and creeks.

Sincerely,

Melissa Yslas
4000 NW Witham Hill Drive #9
Corvallis, OR 97330



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EM-2027 James Berl <fishingyd@aol.com> Western Oregon Plan Revisions 1/5/2008 12:02:03 January 5, 2008
Western Oregon Plan Revisions


Dear Western Oregon Plan Revisions,

As a sportsman in western Oregon, I am deeply concerned with the Bureau of Land
Management's recently released draft version of the Western Oregon Plan Revisions.
The plans outlined in the document would dramatically alter public lands management
in western Oregon to the detriment of fish and wildlife and, by extension, hunting
and fishing.

I frequently visit Bureau of Land Management land in western Oregon, and I'm
worried the BLM's plan would have a significant impact on my ability to hunt and
fish in this region, and, more importantly, my ability to pass down my sporting
heritage to the next generation of hunters and anglers in western Oregon.

For example, reduction of streamside buffers to 25 feet would most certainly
have a negative impact on our trout and salmon fisheries throughout the region.
Timber harvest in close vicinity to fish-bearing or fish-spawning waters will
contribute sediment to the systems, with the potential to smother fish eggs and
spawning gravel. Additionally, removing streamside vegetation will reduce cover
and likely result in temperature increases that could prove fatal to our fisheries.

What's more, plans to construct about 1,000 miles of new roads over the next
decade, and to allow 14,000 acres of clearcut logging annually could have drastic
impacts on the region's struggling, but recovering, fisheries.

Add in the conversion of our low-elevation oak savanna forests to conifer plantations
and the creation of new off-highway-vehicle emphasis areas, and the plan becomes
detrimental to our big-game herds and upland game bird populations.

In short, the Western Oregon Plan Revisions are unacceptable from a hunting
and angling standpoint. Ideally, the BLM would offer a full range of alternatives
when it comes to the plan revisions, with all of those alternatives providing
some measure of fish and wildlife protection.

Finally, off-highway vehicle management should not be addressed at the region-wide
level, but rather by individual BLM districts, and with a generous opportunity
for public comment at the local level.

Sincerely

James Berl
56324 Mckenzie Hwy
Mc Kenzie Bridge, OR 97413-9610

EM-2028 Hedy Lou <hedylou@charter.net> 'WOPR' COMMENTS 1/5/2008 12:07:31 I am commenting to go on the record that I oppose the logging of old growth timber.    The value the timber provides is nothing compared to the other values old-growth forests provide.   While lumber is a renewable resource, old-growth forests are not.   They provide drinking water, wildlife habitat, salmon streams, climate regulation and recreation.   They can never be replaced.  The thought of further diminishing this very scarce resource seems short sighted indeed.
 
Louis Sequeira
138 Kanaka Flats Rd.
Jacksonville, OR 97530
541  899-6903
EM-2029 john coleman <johnlcoleman@hotmail.com> Re: WOPR Revision 1/5/2008 12:18:32 Dear Sir and/or Madam,

Regarding the proposed WOPR. I have been following this process for several years and it seems to be predicated on the belief that logging more old growth trees is needed.

It's not.

There seems to be no way to stop the BLM from increasing logging. The process of "revision" appears to be simply a way of justifying a policy that has already been decided. It's quite clear that this process is driven from the dark bowels of the Bush administration and their misguided desire to reward campaign contributors in the timber industry before they get removed from office.

In an attempt to stop the insanity let me once again state...DON'T REVISE THE PLAN AT ALL. Leaving the current plan in place is the only reasonable thing to do given the highly politicized environment at the BLM.

In closing, my thanks to the many BLM employees who are trying to do their job according to the best science of the day and a holistic view of how public land should be managed. It's unfortunate they do not set policy for the BLM.

Sincerely,

John L. Coleman Ph.D.






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EM-2030 William Vorachek <w_vorachek@msn.com> Western Oregon Plan Revisions 1/5/2008 12:22:03 January 5, 2008
Western Oregon Plan Revisions


Dear Western Oregon Plan Revisions,

As a sportsman in western Oregon, I am deeply concerned with the Bureau of Land
Management's recently released draft version of the Western Oregon Plan Revisions.
The plans outlined in the document would dramatically alter public lands management
in western Oregon to the detriment of fish and wildlife and, by extension, hunting
and fishing.

I frequently visit Bureau of Land Management land in western Oregon, and I'm
worried the BLM's plan would have a significant impact on my ability to hunt and
fish in this region, and, more importantly, my ability to pass down my sporting
heritage to the next generation of hunters and anglers in western Oregon.

For example, reduction of streamside buffers to 25 feet would most certainly
have a negative impact on our trout and salmon fisheries throughout the region.
Timber harvest in close vicinity to fish-bearing or fish-spawning waters will
contribute sediment to the systems, with the potential to smother fish eggs and
spawning gravel. Additionally, removing streamside vegetation will reduce cover
and likely result in temperature increases that could prove fatal to our fisheries.

What's more, plans to construct about 1,000 miles of new roads over the next
decade, and to allow 14,000 acres of clearcut logging annually could have drastic
impacts on the region's struggling, but recovering, fisheries.

Add in the conversion of our low-elevation oak savanna forests to conifer plantations
and the creation of new off-highway-vehicle emphasis areas, and the plan becomes
detrimental to our big-game herds and upland game bird populations.

In short, the Western Oregon Plan Revisions are unacceptable from a hunting
and angling standpoint. Ideally, the BLM would offer a full range of alternatives
when it comes to the plan revisions, with all of those alternatives providing
some measure of fish and wildlife protection.

Finally, off-highway vehicle management should not be addressed at the region-wide
level, but rather by individual BLM districts, and with a generous opportunity
for public comment at the local level.

Sincerely

William Vorachek
16070 Oakdale Rd
Dallas, OR 97338-9113

EM-2031 maggiemead <maggiemead@sbcglobal.net> Protect Public Forests, Rivers and Wildlife 1/5/2008 12:38:42 Bureau of Land Management, Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue Portland, Oregon
Portland, OR 97208

CC: Oregon Congressional delegation

Re: BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions

Dear BLM,

I am very concerned with the direction the Bush Administration is
headed in with the management of nearly 2.6 million acres of federal
forests under the Western Oregon Plan Revisions. The changes that the
BLM is contemplating will unravel the protections of the landmark
Northwest Forest Plan, and may lead to water pollution, degraded
habitat, and increased conflict and controversy.

Your current proposal is unacceptable. The agency proposes to
increase old-growth logging on public lands in western Oregon by
700%, build 1,000 miles of new logging road in the next decade and
clearcut at a 9-1 ratio to thinning. This is a myopic and backwards
proposal that depletes our natural resource base for future
generations by weakening protections for forests, creeks and salmon.
Shockingly, the proposal ignores the role that these forests play in
regulating the climate.

Most Americans want federal land managers to embrace thinning second
growth forests, safeguard communities from wildfire and protect what
remains of our nation's ancient forests. By focusing on previously
logged public forestlands - many of which are now overgrown and in
need of thinning - they are providing wood to local mills while
actually improving conditions for fish and wildlife and keeping saws
out of precious old-growth forests.

In contrast, the WOPR proposes to inflame the controversy by
increasing old-growth clear-cutting for a short-term economic fix.
The WOPR puts water quality at-risk and would destroy some of
Oregon's most special places. We should protect our remaining mature
and old-growth forests on public land, not clear-cut these natural
treasures as the WOPR proposes to do.

It is disappointing that at a time when public consensus for old-
growth protection and second-growth thinning has never been stronger,
the BLM is proposing to clear-cut forests older than our nation and
turn complex ecosystems into flammable tree farms.

Please protect remaining old-growth forests, focus active management
of BLM lands in already logged-over areas, and concentrate job
opportunities in restoration forestry that would benefit watersheds
and generate wood products without multiplying past mistakes.

Sincerely,

Maggie Mead
2210A California St.
Berkeley, CA 94703
EM-2032 Chad Derosier *The Chai Guy* <chaiguy@heartsongchai.com> I adamantly oppose the proposed Western Oregon Plan Revisions. 1/5/2008 12:52:09 January 5, 2008

To the folks at BLM

I adamantly oppose the proposed Western Oregon Plan Revisions.

As resident of southwestern Oregon, I frequently visit these wildlands
as a place for to enjoy wildlife in a serene and undisturbed setting.
I find solace in wilderness away from the hustle and bustle of
everyday life and all of the noise that humans create.

The changes that the BLM is contemplating will unravel the protections
of the landmark Northwest Forest Plan, and may lead to water
pollution, degraded habitat, and increased conflict and controversy.
The agency proposes to increase old-growth logging on public lands in
western Oregon by 700%, build 1,000 miles of new logging road in the
next decade and clearcut at a 9-1 ratio to thinning. This is a myopic
and backwards proposal that depletes our natural resource base for
future generations by weakening protections for forests, creeks and
salmon. Shockingly, the proposal ignores the role that these forests
play in regulating the climate.

I find that the WOPR is a most heinous forest ?management? plan. Here
are several reasons why I oppose the plan:

? The WOPR would increase logging of forests over 200 years sevenfold,
and threatens some of Oregon?s best remaining ancient forests. Two
thousand square miles of forest (an area the size of Delaware) would
be put in ?Timber Management Areas,? where clearcutting is emphasized.
? The BLM cannot eliminate protection for old-growth forests, without
undermining the Northwest Forest Plan and protections for threatened
and endangered species and clean water. To do so, the BLM needs to
violate the Endangered Species and Clean Water Acts and other laws.
? Wildlife rely on BLM forests such as elk and black bear and
threatened species like the northern spotted owl and the marbled
murrelet. The WOPR would reduce protections for wildlife populations
and diminish habitat for countless plant and wildlife species. An
increase in noxious, invasive weeds and wildlife species is predicted
under the WOPR.
? By logging near streams the WOPR reduces important protections for
clean water and Pacific salmon. High quality drinking water originates
on BLM lands for the citizens of Salem, Corvallis, Eugene, and 70
other Oregon communities. Salmon need cool, clean water, but the WOPR
would remove stream buffers that shade streams and keep sediment from
the water.
? The Northwest Forest Plan is a landmark agreement that private,
state and federal landowners rely on to protect threatened old growth
species while producing timber in compliance with environmental law.
Removing BLM forests would unravel the whole fabric of the Plan and
produce uncertainty for other landowners.

There is a better way. We should protect what is left of Oregon?s old
growth heritage forests, and restore those forests that have been
degraded. Half of BLM forests were clearcut in the past century and
converted to overstocked tree plantations. Thinning small trees could
offer more than 2 billion board feet of commercially valuable timber
if actively thinned while preserving our last, best public lands for
generations to come.

It is extremely disappointing and unsettling that at a time when
public consensus for old-growth protection and second-growth thinning
has never been stronger, the BLM is proposing to clear-cut forests
older than our nation and turn complex ecosystems into flammable tree
farms.

I strongly urge you to protect remaining old-growth forests, focus
active management of BLM lands in already logged-over areas, and
concentrate job opportunities in restoration forestry that would
benefit watersheds and generate wood products without multiplying past
mistakes.

STOP LOGGING OLD-GROWTH

I look forward to your comments.

Sincerely,


Chad M. Derosier

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Senator Ron Wyden
Senator Gordon Smith
Rep. Greg Walden (R-2nd)
Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-4th)

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EM-2033 Walter Kortge <kortge@charter.net> Please protect our old-growth forests! 1/5/2008 12:52:50 Dear BLM,
WOPR IS A BUSH ADMINISTRATION GIVEAWAY TO THE LOGGING INDUSTRY!!

I am very concerned with the direction the BLM is headed with the management of nearly 2.6 million acres of federal forests under the Western Oregon Plan Revisions. The changes the agency is contemplating will unravel the protections of the landmark Northwest Forest Plan, and will lead to water pollution, degraded habitat, and increased conflict and controversy.

BLM lands in western Oregon contain about 1-million acres of our remaining older forests. The WOPR would increase logging of forests over 200 years sevenfold, and threatens some of Oregon's best remaining ancient forests. Two thousand square miles of forest would be put in "Timber Management Areas," where clearcutting is emphasized.

By logging closer to streams the WOPR reduces important protections for clean water and Pacific salmon. High quality drinking water originates on BLM lands for the citizens of Salem, Corvallis, Eugene, and 70 other Oregon communities. Salmon need cool, clean water, but the WOPR would remove stream buffers that shade streams and keep sediment from the water. Please leave the existing protections for riparian areas in place.

Wildlife such as elk and black bear and threatened species like the northern spotted owl and the marbled murrelet rely on BLM forests. The WOPR would reduce protections for wildlife populations and diminish habitat for countless plant and wildlife species. Please choose an alternative that leaves habitat protections for wildlife, especially in existing old-growth forests, in place.

There are many less sensitive and more practical places to generate wood fiber than our last remaining ancient forests, like the millions of acres of young, even-age tree plantations that have grown since previous clearcuts. By focusing on previously logged public forestlands - many of which are now overgrown and in need of thinning - the BLM would provide wood to local mills while actually improving conditions for fish and wildlife and keeping saws out of precious old-growth forests.

Instead, the WOPR proposes to inflame the controversy by increasing old-growth clearcutting for a short-term economic fix. The WOPR puts water quality at risk and would destroy some of Oregon's most special places. We should protect our remaining mature and old-growth forests on public land, not clearcut these natural treasures.

Walter Kortge
5615 Mill Creek Rd
The Dalles., OR 97058
EM-2034 Anne J. Banks <banksbaby@sbcglobal.net> Please protect our old-growth forests! 1/5/2008 13:06:52 Dear BLM,
I live in Oregon for a variety of reasons, including the old-growth forests, excellent recreation, and opportunities to view wildlife on public lands. After learning about the BLM's Western Oregon Plan Revisions, I am very concerned this plan will degrade my ability to enjoy the public lands in western Oregon. The changes the Bureau of Land Management is proposing will unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan for old-growth forests and wildlife, and will lead to water pollution, degraded habitat, and increased conflict and controversy.

Some of my concerns include:
- I'm disappointed that all special areas (Research Natural Areas and Areas of Critical Environmental Concern) won't be protected from logging under WOPR. These areas contain unique values that many people seek out to enjoy. These areas should not be opened to logging.

- The increased, widespread clearcutting of forests under WOPR could reduce property values and the quality of life of thousands of Oregonians living near BLM lands. Over 1,000 miles of new logging road and 140,000 acres of clearcuts in the first decade alone would scar Oregon's spectacular landscape.

- Clearcutting of old growth forests and proposed "Off Highway Vehicle Emphasis Areas" threaten the peace and quiet for rural residents, visitors, and wildlife. Oregon needs rural residents and tourism to feed our economy - catering to the timber and motorized vehicle industry alone is not a solution.

Oregon's remaining old-growth forests are a treasure -- offering wonderful recreation opportunities, clean water, homes for wildlife, and offsetting global warming. But the WOPR is a step back to the unsustainable days of clear-cutting this amazing resource, endangering wildlife, muddying streams, and fueling public outcry. A better way is to protect our heritage forests and focus on thinning and restoration of the plentiful unhealthy plantations left over from the last logging boom. This approach would safeguard the many values of old-growth forests that make Oregon a place I want to live, while providing sustainable jobs and other economic benefits for rural communities.

Anne J. Banks
705 New britain Ave.
Hartford, CT 06106
EM-2035 Puckamok <puckamok@yahoo.com> WOPR comment 1/5/2008 13:21:43 The BLM's western Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR) needs
to be revised. As a rural Jackson County resident I am
opposed to any plan that involves clear-cutting
anywhere, removal of any old growth, or weakens
protections for watersheds. Our forests are most
valuable if we harvest only what we need and we are
careful doing it. Some places must be left alone, some
must be thinned, some restored, but clear cutting as a
part of any plan for a healthy forest is not
scientific or moral. It is irresponsible to sell out
our forests to the highest bidders at a time when we
need our forests to store carbon, cycle and filter the
water and hold up hillsides and keep streams cool. Our
national forests and BLM lands belong to every one of
us. Allowing private companies to profit from the
destruction of our forests is a betrayal of the
American people. The WOPR seems to ignore scientific
research, put aside the desires of most Americans and
caters to Big Timber. Please do what you can to oppose
this horrific plan.

Sincerely,

Dana Rose

Rogue River,
Oregon

"A human being is a part of the whole, called by us "Universe," a part limited in time and space. He experiences his self, his thoughts, and feelings, as something separate from the rest-- a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion, to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in it's beauty. Nobody is able to achieve this completely, but the striving for such achievement is in itself part of the liberation and foundation for inner security."

--Albert Einstein


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EM-2036 Anne J. Banks <banksbaby@sbcglobal.net> Please protect our old-growth forests! 1/5/2008 13:34:30 Dear BLM,
I live in Oregon for a variety of reasons, including the old-growth forests, excellent recreation, and opportunities to view wildlife on public lands. After learning about the BLM's Western Oregon Plan Revisions, I am very concerned this plan will degrade my ability to enjoy the public lands in western Oregon. The changes the Bureau of Land Management is proposing will unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan for old-growth forests and wildlife, and will lead to water pollution, degraded habitat, and increased conflict and controversy.

Some of my concerns include:
- I'm disappointed that all special areas (Research Natural Areas and Areas of Critical Environmental Concern) won't be protected from logging under WOPR. These areas contain unique values that many people seek out to enjoy. These areas should not be opened to logging.

- The increased, widespread clearcutting of forests under WOPR could reduce property values and the quality of life of thousands of Oregonians living near BLM lands. Over 1,000 miles of new logging road and 140,000 acres of clearcuts in the first decade alone would scar Oregon's spectacular landscape.

- Clearcutting of old growth forests and proposed "Off Highway Vehicle Emphasis Areas" threaten the peace and quiet for rural residents, visitors, and wildlife. Oregon needs rural residents and tourism to feed our economy - catering to the timber and motorized vehicle industry alone is not a solution.

Oregon's remaining old-growth forests are a treasure -- offering wonderful recreation opportunities, clean water, homes for wildlife, and offsetting global warming. But the WOPR is a step back to the unsustainable days of clear-cutting this amazing resource, endangering wildlife, muddying streams, and fueling public outcry. A better way is to protect our heritage forests and focus on thinning and restoration of the plentiful unhealthy plantations left over from the last logging boom. This approach would safeguard the many values of old-growth forests that make Oregon a place I want to live, while providing sustainable jobs and other economic benefits for rural communities.

Anne J. Banks
705 New britain Ave.
Hartford, CT 06106
EM-2037 Brenda Kameenui <my240house@yahoo.com> Please protect our old-growth forests! 1/5/2008 13:36:10 Dear BLM,
I have read many reviews of the new Northwest Forest Plan, and I find no possible reason to follow through with this plan. Please put a halt to it.

After learning about the BLM's Western Oregon Plan Revisions, I am very concerned this plan will degrade my ability to enjoy the public lands in western Oregon. The changes the Bureau of Land Management is proposing will unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan for old-growth forests and wildlife, and will lead to water pollution, degraded habitat, and increased conflict and controversy.

Some of my concerns include:
- I'm disappointed that all special areas (Research Natural Areas and Areas of Critical Environmental Concern) won't be protected from logging under WOPR.

- The increased, widespread clearcutting of forests under WOPR could reduce property values and the quality of life of thousands of Oregonians living near BLM lands. Over 1,000 miles of new logging road and 140,000 acres of clearcuts in the first decade alone would scar Oregon's spectacular landscape.

- Clearcutting of old growth forests and proposed "Off Highway Vehicle Emphasis Areas" threaten the peace and quiet for rural residents, visitors, and wildlife. Oregon needs rural residents and tourism to feed our economy - catering to the timber and motorized vehicle industry alone is not a solution.

Oregon's remaining old-growth forests are a treasure -- offering wonderful recreation opportunities, clean water, homes for wildlife, and offsetting global warming. But the WOPR is a step back to the unsustainable days of clear-cutting this amazing resource, endangering wildlife, muddying streams, and fueling public outcry. A better way is to protect our heritage forests and focus on thinning and restoration of the plentiful unhealthy plantations left over from the last logging boom. This approach would safeguard the many values of old-growth forests that make Oregon a place I want to live, while providing sustainable jobs and other economic benefits for rural communities.

Brenda Kameenui
4003 Dillard Rd.
Eugene, OR 97405
EM-2038 <judykempphoto@sbcglobal.net> whopper 1/5/2008 13:59:59 The new BLM forest management plan is mismanagement.  I am angry and incredulous that our goverment proposes clear cutting on federal lands.
There are responsible ways to log forests, but clear cutting any forests especially older forests is just irresponsible and should be criminal!
Water pollution, loss of wildlife habitat, visual blight.  After all these years of talking about and studying logging practices, this is the best we can come up with?
 
Judy Kemp
Property Owner in the Siuslaw Watershed
 
EM-2039 Richard Spotts <spotts@infowest.com> My WOPR comments 1/5/2008 14:01:45  

January 5, 2008

Bureau of Land Management

Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue

Portland, OR 97208

RE:  My comments on BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions


Dear BLM officials:
Please accept this letter with my comments on the above-referenced matter.
 
I strongly oppose BLM's proposed management of nearly 2.6 million acres of federal forests under the Western Oregon Plan Revisions. The changes that the BLM is contemplating will unravel the protections of the landmark Northwest Forest Plan, and may lead to water pollution, degraded habitat, and increased conflict and controversy.

Your current proposal is unacceptable. The agency proposes to increase old-growth logging on public lands in western Oregon by 700%, build 1,000 miles of new logging roads in the next decade and clearcut at a 9-1 ratio to thinning. This is a myopic and backwards proposal that depletes our natural resource base for future generations by weakening protections for forests, creeks and salmon. Shockingly, the proposal ignores the role that these forests play in regulating the climate.

Most Americans want federal land managers to embrace thinning second growth forests, safeguard communities from wildfire and protect what remains of our nation's ancient forests. By focusing on previously logged public forestlands - many of which are now overgrown and in need of thinning - they are providing wood to local mills while actually improving conditions for fish and wildlife and keeping saws out of precious old-growth forests.

In contrast, the WOPR proposes to inflame the controversy by increasing old-growth clear-cutting for a short-term economic fix. The WOPR puts water quality at-risk and would destroy some of Oregon's most special places. We should protect our remaining mature and old-growth forests on public land, not clear-cut these natural treasures as the WOPR proposes to do.

It is disappointing that at a time when public consensus for old-growth protection and second-growth thinning has never been stronger, the BLM is proposing to clear-cut forests older than our nation and turn complex ecosystems into flammable tree farms.

While BLM claims that the O&C Lands law requires old-growth logging, and therefore limits its management discretion, I believe that this legal interpretation is suspect and self-serving for the Bush Administration that is pushing the timber industry's agenda.  The federal Endangered Species Act was passed after the O&C Lands law, as were a number of other modern environmental laws.  Under standard conflicts of law court decisions, more recent legal requirements can supersede or at least modify older legal requirements.  BLM apparently does not want to acknowledge an arguably more progressive or ecologically enlightened legal position vis-a-vis WOPR because this would undercut its ability to give the timber industry what it wants.  This approach is myopic and contrary to the national public interest.
 
For the preceding reasons, please abandon the current proposal.  In its place, please develop a proposal that will protect remaining old-growth forests, focus active management of BLM lands in already logged-over areas, and concentrate job opportunities in restoration forestry that would benefit watersheds and generate wood products without multiplying past mistakes.

Although I am not an Oregon resident, I am a frequent visitor.  I enjoy hiking and wildlife watching on BLM lands in Oregon.  Since these BLM lands are owned by all Americans, and my taxes help support BLM management programs, I believe that I am a "stakeholder" to provide WOPR comments.
 
Thank you very much for considering my comments.
 
Sincerely,

 
 
Richard Spotts
1125 W. Emerald Drive
St. George UT 84770
spotts@infowest.com
 
 
 
EM-2040 Kirk Matteson <kirkmatteson@yahoo.com> Western Oregon Plan Revisions 1/5/2008 14:02:03 January 5, 2008
Western Oregon Plan Revisions


Dear Western Oregon Plan Revisions,

As a sportsman in western Oregon, I am deeply concerned with the Bureau of Land
Management's recently released draft version of the Western Oregon Plan Revisions.
The plans outlined in the document would dramatically alter public lands management
in western Oregon to the detriment of fish and wildlife and, by extension, hunting
and fishing.

I frequently visit Bureau of Land Management land in western Oregon, and I'm
worried the BLM's plan would have a significant impact on my ability to hunt and
fish in this region, and, more importantly, my ability to pass down my sporting
heritage to the next generation of hunters and anglers in western Oregon.

For example, reduction of streamside buffers to 25 feet would most certainly
have a negative impact on our trout and salmon fisheries throughout the region.
Timber harvest in close vicinity to fish-bearing or fish-spawning waters will
contribute sediment to the systems, with the potential to smother fish eggs and
spawning gravel. Additionally, removing streamside vegetation will reduce cover
and likely result in temperature increases that could prove fatal to our fisheries.

What's more, plans to construct about 1,000 miles of new roads over the next
decade, and to allow 14,000 acres of clearcut logging annually could have drastic
impacts on the region's struggling, but recovering, fisheries.

Add in the conversion of our low-elevation oak savanna forests to conifer plantations
and the creation of new off-highway-vehicle emphasis areas, and the plan becomes
detrimental to our big-game herds and upland game bird populations.

In short, the Western Oregon Plan Revisions are unacceptable from a hunting
and angling standpoint. Ideally, the BLM would offer a full range of alternatives
when it comes to the plan revisions, with all of those alternatives providing
some measure of fish and wildlife protection.

Finally, off-highway vehicle management should not be addressed at the region-wide
level, but rather by individual BLM districts, and with a generous opportunity
for public comment at the local level.

Sincerely

Kirk N. Matteson
2753 NE Thompson St
Portland, OR 97212-4902

EM-2041 Aleson Macfarlane <alesonm@hotmail.com> Western Oregon Plan Revisions 1/5/2008 14:02:06 January 5, 2008
Western Oregon Plan Revisions


Dear Western Oregon Plan Revisions,

As a sportsman in western Oregon, I am deeply concerned with the Bureau of Land
Management's recently released draft version of the Western Oregon Plan Revisions.
The plans outlined in the document would dramatically alter public lands management
in western Oregon to the detriment of fish and wildlife and, by extension, hunting
and fishing.

I frequently visit Bureau of Land Management land in western Oregon, and I'm
worried the BLM's plan would have a significant impact on my ability to hunt and
fish in this region, and, more importantly, my ability to pass down my sporting
heritage to the next generation of hunters and anglers in western Oregon.

For example, reduction of streamside buffers to 25 feet would most certainly
have a negative impact on our trout and salmon fisheries throughout the region.
Timber harvest in close vicinity to fish-bearing or fish-spawning waters will
contribute sediment to the systems, with the potential to smother fish eggs and
spawning gravel. Additionally, removing streamside vegetation will reduce cover
and likely result in temperature increases that could prove fatal to our fisheries.

What's more, plans to construct about 1,000 miles of new roads over the next
decade, and to allow 14,000 acres of clearcut logging annually could have drastic
impacts on the region's struggling, but recovering, fisheries.

Add in the conversion of our low-elevation oak savanna forests to conifer plantations
and the creation of new off-highway-vehicle emphasis areas, and the plan becomes
detrimental to our big-game herds and upland game bird populations.

In short, the Western Oregon Plan Revisions are unacceptable from a hunting
and angling standpoint. Ideally, the BLM would offer a full range of alternatives
when it comes to the plan revisions, with all of those alternatives providing
some measure of fish and wildlife protection.

Finally, off-highway vehicle management should not be addressed at the region-wide
level, but rather by individual BLM districts, and with a generous opportunity
for public comment at the local level.

Sincerely

Alesn Macfarlane
4603 SE Ivon St
Portland, OR 97206-1645

EM-2042 Colby Hawkinson <colbyhawkinson@hotmail.com> Public comment from Colby Hawkinson re:Western Oregon Plan Revisions 1/5/2008 14:43:08 Saturday, January 5th, 2008

Bureau of Land Management
Western Oregon Plan Revisions
PO Box 2965
Portland, OR 97208

Dear Bureau of Land Management,


I tried to submit comments via your website on January 10th, but found that was only set up for Oregon residents. I trust that you will consider these comments of mine regarding the Western Oregon Plan Revisions or 'WOPR' process and that you enter them to the public record even though I do not currently live in Oregon.

I lived in Corvallis from 1979 until 2001. I grew up hunting blacktail deer and fishing fishing for trout, salmon or steelhead in a number of drainages that are being considered for resource extraction under the Western Oregon Plan Revisions or 'WOPR' process. Since moving to Idaho in 2001 I no longer hunt BLM lands in western Oregon. However, I do still visit them a few times each year to fish as a nonresident for steelhead and salmon and to hike in old growth forests such as the one you administer in Crabtree Valley.

I deeply enjoy being able to return to fish and hike those western Oregon BLM areas that are part of my outdoor heritage. I am also glad I can contribute sustainable dollars to local Oregon economies by visiting those BLM lands. I spend considerable money in communities nearest your lands to purchase the gas, food, license and tags, bait and tackle, etc. needed for my trips. I hope you will understand my interest in seeing that the fishing,hiking and solitude opportunities I currently enjoy on your lands are available in the very same quality for my children and for their kids.

I appreciate your hard work on this plan but I do not see that you provided an adequate diversity of choices in the draft plan. I would like to have seen more alternatives that retain current protections for fish, wildlife, forests and streams.

I urge you to ensure that security habitat areas for elk and deer as well as opportunities for solitude while fishing and hiking are enhanced on your western Oregon lands, not diminished.

Finally I urge you to ensure that off-highway vehicles are kept on existing, recognized routes only, and are not allowed to travel cross-country or otherwise damage the fishery resources and opportunities for solitude that keep me coming back to BLM land in western Oregon each year.

I thank you for this opportunity to give my comment and for your time spent reviewing it and adding it to the public record as part of the WOPR process.

Sincerely,
Colby Hawkinson
207 S. Asbury St. Unit B
Moscow, ID 83843

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EM-2043 Edward Neal <eneal24@mac.com> Western Oregon Plan Revision 1/5/2008 16:26:34 I am alarmed and concerned about with the Western Oregon Plan
Revision, which will increase logging in Oregon's old-growth forests
sevenfold by clearcutting in currently protected old growth forest
reserves and sensitive salmon bearing rivers and creeks.

Please stop the destruction of our old growth forests now. This is a
travesty.


Sincerely,

Edward Neal, MD
4201 NE Couch Street
Portland, OR
97213
EM-2044 Troy Lubianski <xzantar@juno.com> Please protect our old-growth forests! 1/5/2008 16:55:56 Dear BLM,
I do not support making old growth forest available to timber companies to chop down. These forests are the quality of life that makes Oregon the beautiful and enjoyable place to live that it is. Please edit the WOPR so that no old growth forests will be cut down.

Thank you,
troy Lubianski



I am very concerned with the direction the BLM is headed with the management of nearly 2.6 million acres of federal forests under the Western Oregon Plan Revisions. The changes the agency is contemplating will unravel the protections of the landmark Northwest Forest Plan, and will lead to water pollution, degraded habitat, and increased conflict and controversy.

BLM lands in western Oregon contain about 1-million acres of our remaining older forests. The WOPR would increase logging of forests over 200 years sevenfold, and threatens some of Oregon's best remaining ancient forests. Two thousand square miles of forest would be put in "Timber Management Areas," where clearcutting is emphasized.

By logging closer to streams the WOPR reduces important protections for clean water and Pacific salmon. High quality drinking water originates on BLM lands for the citizens of Salem, Corvallis, Eugene, and 70 other Oregon communities. Salmon need cool, clean water, but the WOPR would remove stream buffers that shade streams and keep sediment from the water. Please leave the existing protections for riparian areas in place.

Wildlife such as elk and black bear and threatened species like the northern spotted owl and the marbled murrelet rely on BLM forests. The WOPR would reduce protections for wildlife populations and diminish habitat for countless plant and wildlife species. Please choose an alternative that leaves habitat protections for wildlife, especially in existing old-growth forests, in place.

There are many less sensitive and more practical places to generate wood fiber than our last remaining ancient forests, like the millions of acres of young, even-age tree plantations that have grown since previous clearcuts. By focusing on previously logged public forestlands - many of which are now overgrown and in need of thinning - the BLM would provide wood to local mills while actually improving conditions for fish and wildlife and keeping saws out of precious old-growth forests.

Instead, the WOPR proposes to inflame the controversy by increasing old-growth clearcutting for a short-term economic fix. The WOPR puts water quality at risk and would destroy some of Oregon's most special places. We should protect our remaining mature and old-growth forests on public land, not clearcut these natural treasures.

Troy Lubianski
1305 NE 69th Ave
Portland, OR 97213
EM-2045 Kristi Cowles <kkc@apbb.net> 1/5/2008 17:03:20 Bureau of Land Management, Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office

333 SW 1st. Avenue, Portland, OR 97208

CC: Oregon Congressional delegation

Re: BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions

Hello BLM, 
I am horrified, and unfortunately, not surprised, that the Bush Administration is planning to clear cut nearly 2.6 million acres of federal forests under the Western Oregon Plan Revisions!!! I just moved from Wisconsin to the Applegate Valley in October and am shocked to find that clear-cutting still exists, not to mention reading about these drastic measures. 

I do not accept your current proposal and will do everything in my power to help the citizens of Oregon prevent the BLM from destroying our old growth forests!!!  This plan must be about corporate money for you to even think of destroying old-growth forests -- your myopic and idiotic, nonsensical proposal strongly suggests that you are living in the dark ages. 

A short term economic fix, which feeds the giant, corporate logging magnets is obviously going to do nothing except inflame the controversy. I intend to send my letter to all the local newspapers, the Environmental Defense Fund, The Sierra Club, The Native Forest Council, The National Wildlife Federation, American Rivers, the San Francisco newspapers, and my whole address book, which consists of about 200 environmental activists who will make this letter have an exponential effect from across the USA and from Norway to New Zealand. 

I might remind you that public consensus for old-growth protection and second-growth thinning has never been stronger, so you are really asking for big trouble with this ridiculous plan. Isn't it time to grow up and realize that our old growth, what's left of it, is precious and should be protected at all costs????? I suggest you look up the definition of the word "integrity" and integrate that meaning into your policies. 

Sincerely,

Kristi Cowles, M.A.
2369 Humbug Creek Road
Applegate OR 97530


CC: Oregon Congressional delegation (sent snailmail)

Senator Ron Wyden 

1220 SW 3rd Ave., Suite 585, Portland, OR 97204

Senator Gordon Smith 
121 SW Salmon St., Suite 1250, Portland, OR 97204

Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-4th)
405 East 8th Ave. #2030, Eugene, OR 97401

Rep. Greg Walden (R-2nd) 
843 East Main Street, Ste 400, Medford, OR 97504

Rep. Earl Blumenhauer (D-3rd) 
729 N.E. Oregon St., Suite 115,  Portland, OR 97232

Rep. Darlene Hooley (D-5th)
315 Mission Street SE #101, Salem, Oregon 97302

EM-2046 Ginger Rilling <grilling@mind.net> Stop WOPR - Protect BLM forests 1/5/2008 17:58:21 I am very concerned about the 2.6 million acres of forest managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in Oregon. The BLM is moving forward with the Western Oregon Plan Revision, which will increase logging in Oregon's old-growth forests sevenfold by clearcuttingin currently protected old growth forest reserves and sensitive salmon bearing rivers and creeks.  It is a well-known fact to even a layperson such as myself, thatprotecting the riparian areas along our rivers and streams is essential to the health of the streams and the fish in them.  This plan will drastically reduce the protected riparian borders along streams, thus increasing stream temperature, which in turn, will kill the fish. 

All the provisions in this plan are harmful to Oregon's forests.  It should not be adopted.

Sincerely,

Ginger Rilling

557 Foss Rd.

Talent, OR 97540
EM-2047 Paul Moss <paul@themailpath.com> Wild Rogue Additions should be recommended wilderness 1/5/2008 18:02:01 January 05, 2008

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management's (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas, despite
a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The BLM's process
for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild places exhibiting
excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM's analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM's legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness � Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and
Coast Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

Paul Moss
1849 Whitaker St.
White Bear Lake, MN 55110-3755
USA
paul@themailpath.com


EM-2048 Ginger Rilling <grilling@mind.net> Stop WOPR - Protect BLM forests 1/5/2008 18:14:56 I am very concerned about the 2.6 million acres of forest managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in Oregon. The BLM is moving forward with the Western Oregon Plan Revision, which will increase logging in Oregon's old-growth forests sevenfold by clearcuttingin currently protected old growth forest reserves and sensitive salmon bearing rivers and creeks.

Sincerely,

Dieter  Rilling  557  Foss  RD  Talent  OR  97540
EM-2049 Arthur Coulton <art@apbb.net> WOPR proposal 1/5/2008 18:43:25 How pathetic our government agencies are that BLM will propose the cancellation of the NW Forest Plan by introducing WOPR (whopper) to us.  This returns us to the dark ages of logging, as the WOPR will clear cut  so much of our ancient forest around us.  How are our interests, as residents, protected, when land slides, new roads, off road vehicle use, ruined salmon habitat will no doubt occur.  Is BLM charged with the duty to administer and protect our PUBLIC LANDS or are they the puppets of Corporate America?  Know that I will not support or vote for anyone in favor of WOPR. or any further degradation of our ancient forest lands
Arthur Coulton
3269 Humbug Creek Road
Applegate, Oregon 97530
EM-2050 Dinda Evans <dindamcp4@yahoo.com> management plan that will affect 2.5 million acres of public forests in western Oregon, possibly for decades to come. 1/5/2008 18:57:32 We must all stop This ¡®Plan Revision¡¯ put out by
BLM. It is, first of all, a lie. It pretends to be
some kind of improvement over the Northwest Forest
Plan, claiming to have found a way to increase old
growth forests (this is very much like wiping out the
village to keep the peace), while at the same time
upping the cut. In my watershed, the Coquille Basin,
the cut will increase fourfold, from 32 mmbf, to 132
mmbf. The North Fork of the Coquille River was
designated as a ¡°key watershed¡± under the Northwest
Forest Plan because it provided some of the last, best
salmon habitat in the Northwest. It is not a
coincidence that this watershed was home to some of
the largest, oldest forests on the coast. The BLM is
now proposing seven times the amount of old growth
logging in western Oregon. By some obtuse mathematics
and sleight of hand manipulation, the BLM claims that
this revision will mean that in the ¡®future¡¯ there
will be more forests averaging 200 years old then
there is now. Among other lies, this ignores the fact
that at 200 years, a forest is just beginning to reach
old growth characteristics. The average age of a
Douglas fir is 750 years, the maximum is 1200 years
(Maser,1990).

The biggest lie of all is that there is some kind of
legitimate need for this plan. All the faux
scientific babble of the 1,600 page so-called EIS does
not mention that this entire effort is the result of
an out-of-court settlement between the timber industry
and the present administration. Political payback.
We put you in office, now you can let us cut, cut,
cut. Nevermind that deforestation is a major cause of
global warming, nevermind that the cleanest, coldest
water flows out of old growth, nevermind that up to
200 species of animals depend upon old growth habitat,
nevermind that future generations deserve to live in a
world that is complete and habitable...

So, it is a lie. And it is an attack on the very life
support systems that make planet Earth the only home
we have. The only wise, sane plan for our forests
will include protection of the small, fragmented
remnant of the vast old growth forest that once
blanketed the Northwest. There is plenty of logging
to do in the vast tree plantations that now blanket
the Northwest. And there is plenty of employment to
be had in the creative, intelligent pursuit of a new
type of restoration forestry that may begin to repair
ecosystems ruined by 150 years of rapacious overcutting


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EM-2051 Arran Thomson <nehara777@naturemail.net> Western Oregon Plan Revisions 1/5/2008 20:12:02 January 5, 2008
Western Oregon Plan Revisions


Dear Western Oregon Plan Revisions,

As a sportsman in western Oregon, I am deeply concerned with the Bureau of Land
Management's recently released draft version of the Western Oregon Plan Revisions.
The plans outlined in the document would dramatically alter public lands management
in western Oregon to the detriment of fish and wildlife and, by extension, hunting
and fishing.

I frequently visit Bureau of Land Management land in western Oregon, and I'm
worried the BLM's plan would have a significant impact on my ability to hunt and
fish in this region, and, more importantly, my ability to pass down my sporting
heritage to the next generation of hunters and anglers in western Oregon.

For example, reduction of streamside buffers to 25 feet would most certainly
have a negative impact on our trout and salmon fisheries throughout the region.
Timber harvest in close vicinity to fish-bearing or fish-spawning waters will
contribute sediment to the systems, with the potential to smother fish eggs and
spawning gravel. Additionally, removing streamside vegetation will reduce cover
and likely result in temperature increases that could prove fatal to our fisheries.

What's more, plans to construct about 1,000 miles of new roads over the next
decade, and to allow 14,000 acres of clearcut logging annually could have drastic
impacts on the region's struggling, but recovering, fisheries.

Add in the conversion of our low-elevation oak savanna forests to conifer plantations
and the creation of new off-highway-vehicle emphasis areas, and the plan becomes
detrimental to our big-game herds and upland game bird populations.

In short, the Western Oregon Plan Revisions are unacceptable from a hunting
and angling standpoint. Ideally, the BLM would offer a full range of alternatives
when it comes to the plan revisions, with all of those alternatives providing
some measure of fish and wildlife protection.

Finally, off-highway vehicle management should not be addressed at the region-wide
level, but rather by individual BLM districts, and with a generous opportunity
for public comment at the local level.

Sincerely

Arran E. Thomson
4317 NE 7th Ave
Portland, OR 97211-3929

EM-2052 Norm Young <npyoung@apbb.net> WOPR 1/5/2008 21:40:50 Dear BLM,

 

I'm writing you with some disappointment today over this WOPR.   I've lived in the Applegate since 1987, and witnessed and participated in the "Timber Wars" of the late 80's and early 90's.  I was under the mistaken impression that we had already got this subject hashed out in favor of forest-centered biology and a new economy rather than just timber production, but I suppose I shouldn't be surprised considering who is in the White House and their near epic disregard for science when making policy decisions.  I've watched with approval as Rich Drehobl and like minded forward-looking BLM forest managers turned us away from clear cuts to thinning and aggressive fire management over the last fifteen years.  The results were great; lower fire danger, wood for the mills, healthy forests, and preservation of the beauty of the area that underpins our successful transition from resource extraction to a knowledge and value-added economy.   Finally Rich and other like minded policy makers ended the Timber Wars and brought about social peace.  But apparently, it was too good to be true.

 

So, at the risk of pointing out the obvious (like last time), stripping all the trees off a living forest is bad science, bad forestry, and bad economics. 

 

Let's start with the last first since it's supposedly the driver for this drastic change of course.   Annually, timber production adds roughly $4 billion to the GDP of the USA, while recreation, fishing, wildlife, and water catchment on federal lands add $224 billion to GDP.  Anecdotally, I think I've met maybe a handful of people that work in the timber business, over the twenty years and hundreds of people I've met as I've lived here, and frankly, none of them depend on clear cuts for their jobs.  Furthermore, my job and those of those I employ depend on the beauty of the Applegate.  A large part of my customer base are folks that could live anywhere, and they choose Southern Oregonbecause of its natural beauty.  So, let's put on our thinking cap before risking the largest part of the economy for 1.7% of the economy.   Additionally, that 1.7%, representing the forest industry is hardly suffering without clear cuts, as they have made the transition to smaller diameter and fewer logs on a sustainable basis over the years; else they wouldn't be here now.

 

Let me quote www.rogueimc.com, as they make my points better than I can:  "Most land owners in the O&C corridor will lose between $5,000-10,000 in property value. In JosephineCounty, the total loss of property value will be about 300 million, which represents as much as 30 million in lost revenue for real estate agents. For the average land owner, it will take about 70 years of so called O&C tax breaks to recover what will be lost in property value.

 

Tourism jobs will be the hardest hit by the plan. The intense clear-cuts proposed by the WOPR, which the BLM describes as having no standing green vegetation that will create landscapes of distracting visual impacts, destroys the scenery that 50-70 percent of Americans travel to see. Travelers work hard for their vacation time and if a community doesn't provide the experiences these traveler seek, then Oregon can expect 50-70 percent of its travelers will go to communities that provide these experiences, risking the loss of tourism revenues to another state. The loss of scenic landscapes is a disadvantage for Oregoncommunities who spend advertising money to attract and retain spending by travelers. Communities are put into a position of losing revenues worth millions of dollars and these lost revenues place tourist dependent businesses at risk. Lost revenues result in job loss and the potential value of jobs lost from tourism appears to be a straight-across trade for an equal value of jobs created in timber. The WOPR is a strategy of trade-offs, not job gains.


The prospect for jobs trade-offs is actually much worse. Timber jobs have experienced a steady decline over the past 20 years due to automation, mechanization, advances in technology, outsourcing to over sea mills, export of timber, and selling of private timber land to land developers. The WOPR projects it will create 3,600 timber jobs but these are unlikely to be sustainable due to automation and other factors. Ironically, the WOPR is actually facilitating a future of timber job loss by converting the forest into plantations that can be managed at all levels of the production cycle by mechanized equipment with one person doing the job of dozens.

The biggest concern for future job loss will be triggered by the eradication of forest values that attract small businesses, entrepreneurs, innovators, home-based telecommuters, retirees, and others who make significant contributions to a community's economy and can live anywhere they want. Some authorities point to these jobs as the most promising financial foundation for rural communities in the emerging global economy. These people look for and move to communities that offer a high quality of life and bring with them the skills to create their own employment opportunities or small businesses that support jobs. The WOPR will eradicate the values these people seek and, hence, reduce Oregon's ability to attract an economic sector that represents the future of rural communities in the emerging global economy. 

 

 Also, I wonder if anyone at BLM has thought to ask the forest industry whether it can process a significant increase timber in light of the sustained downturn in the housing industry and the lack of the capability to process large diameter timber.  Maybe you'd just be offering up timber at give away prices in order to get anyone to bid on it---and killing the larger part of our new economy here in Southern Oregon for nothing more than an blind adherence to rigid ideology forced down upon you from the top.the same disease that killed the old Soviet Union. 

 

As for the bad science and bad forestry part, I refer you to Wikipedia.  Just look up clear cut.   There's nothing good about them, drastic reduction in biotic diversity, soil erosion, and dog hair stands just waiting for a fire to wipe them out.  Why don't we take clear cut out of our lexicon; it's not good for our community, our economy, our forest.or our BLM.

 

Respectfully,

 

Norm Young

 

Cc: Senator Wyden

Senator Smith

Representative Walden

 

 
EM-2053 Michael Kresko <mjkresko@hotmail.com> Western Oregon Plan Revisions 1/6/2008 1:02:05 January 5, 2008
Western Oregon Plan Revisions


Dear Western Oregon Plan Revisions,

As a sportsman in western Oregon, I am deeply concerned with the Bureau of Land
Management's recently released draft version of the Western Oregon Plan Revisions.
The plans outlined in the document would dramatically alter public lands management
in western Oregon to the detriment of fish and wildlife and, by extension, hunting
and fishing.

I frequently visit Bureau of Land Management land in western Oregon, and I'm
worried the BLM's plan would have a significant impact on my ability to hunt and
fish in this region, and, more importantly, my ability to pass down my sporting
heritage to the next generation of hunters and anglers in western Oregon.

For example, reduction of streamside buffers to 25 feet would most certainly
have a negative impact on our trout and salmon fisheries throughout the region.
Timber harvest in close vicinity to fish-bearing or fish-spawning waters will
contribute sediment to the systems, with the potential to smother fish eggs and
spawning gravel. Additionally, removing streamside vegetation will reduce cover
and likely result in temperature increases that could prove fatal to our fisheries.

What's more, plans to construct about 1,000 miles of new roads over the next
decade, and to allow 14,000 acres of clearcut logging annually could have drastic
impacts on the region's struggling, but recovering, fisheries.

Add in the conversion of our low-elevation oak savanna forests to conifer plantations
and the creation of new off-highway-vehicle emphasis areas, and the plan becomes
detrimental to our big-game herds and upland game bird populations.

In short, the Western Oregon Plan Revisions are unacceptable from a hunting
and angling standpoint. Ideally, the BLM would offer a full range of alternatives
when it comes to the plan revisions, with all of those alternatives providing
some measure of fish and wildlife protection.

Finally, off-highway vehicle management should not be addressed at the region-wide
level, but rather by individual BLM districts, and with a generous opportunity
for public comment at the local level.

I am an angler, a forester by training, and, currently, a middle school educator.
I am concerned with the BLM's draft version of the WOPR. The regulation changes
do not improve natural resource conditions for our fisheries and will denigrate
the fishing experiences of our citizens.

I often visit BLM land in western Oregon to recreate but mostly to fish. I
teach my students about the importance of wise natural resource management and
the current state of our fisheries in Oregon. They look forward to exploring
these areas on their own.

Buffers near sensitive fish bearing or fish spawning areas should be more than
25 feet. Siltation could smother fish eggs and spawning gravel. Also the removal
of vegetation along rivers can raise the temperature of streams making them unsuitable
for fish to spawn or survive.

Additional road building just encourages poaching and the spread of exotic species.

Please offer some better alternatives for improving the fisheries and non-motorized
recreational opportunities.



Sincerely

Michael J. Kresko
952 Polk St
Eugene, OR 97402-4538

EM-2054 Dick Artley <DArtley@connectwireless.us> Western Oregon Plan Revisions 1/6/2008 5:19:32 January 6, 2006
 
 
 
To: BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions public comment representative
 
The Western Oregon Plan Revisions or WOPR are ALL (emphasis added) unacceptable.   I recently retired from the Forest Service.   The first 14 years of my career was spent in timber.   Based on that experience, I know exactly the extent of damage that logging and roading inflicts on any forested ecosystem.    The standard excuses for giving away the birthright belonging to my grandchilren's grandchildren to corporate America (community stability, jobs, species conversion,) is being rejected by a larger percentage of Americans each day.
 
During my last years with the Forest Service I was a forest planner, NEPA reviewer and advisor, and the appeals & litigation coordinator with our Regional Office.   My knowledge of the system is vast and I use it weekly to appeal atrocities committed by the USFS for timber companies. 
 
Not a single acre of the public land that the BLM supposedly "manages" for the American people belongs to the timber industry, yet when a representative from a mill or logging company walks inside one of your District offices and says "jump", you say "how high."   This is wrong.  Why is this such a difficult concept for a BLM or USFS manager to grasp?
 
I know exactly how the BLM can stay out of court on this issue.   Don't be stupid and remember who owns this land and natural resources!
 
Sincerely.
 
Dick Artley
 
Dick Artley
415 NE 2nd
Grangeville, Idaho     83530
dartley@connectwireless.us
 
 
Hardcopies sent to:
Senators Ron Wyden and Gordon Smith
Reps. Earl Blumenhauer, Darlene Hooley, Peter DeFazio and David Wu
 
 
EM-2055 Marcia Fyfe <rollingstove@cox.net> Please protect our old-growth forests! 1/6/2008 8:14:54 Dear BLM,
I lived in Oregon for a variety of reasons, including the old-growth forests, excellent recreation, and opportunities to view wildlife on public lands. After learning about the BLM's Western Oregon Plan Revisions, I am very concerned this plan will degrade my ability to enjoy the public lands in western Oregon. The changes the Bureau of Land Management is proposing will unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan for old-growth forests and wildlife, and will lead to water pollution, degraded habitat, and increased conflict and controversy.

Some of my concerns include:
- I'm disappointed that all special areas (Research Natural Areas and Areas of Critical Environmental Concern) won't be protected from logging under WOPR. These areas contain unique values that many people seek out to enjoy. These areas should not be opened to logging.

- The increased, widespread clearcutting of forests under WOPR could reduce property values and the quality of life of thousands of Oregonians living near BLM lands. Over 1,000 miles of new logging road and 140,000 acres of clearcuts in the first decade alone would scar Oregon's spectacular landscape.

- Clearcutting of old growth forests and proposed "Off Highway Vehicle Emphasis Areas" threaten the peace and quiet for rural residents, visitors, and wildlife. Oregon needs rural residents and tourism to feed our economy - catering to the timber and motorized vehicle industry alone is not a solution.

Oregon's remaining old-growth forests are a treasure -- offering wonderful recreation opportunities, clean water, homes for wildlife, and offsetting global warming. But the WOPR is a step back to the unsustainable days of clear-cutting this amazing resource, endangering wildlife, muddying streams, and fueling public outcry. A better way is to protect our heritage forests and focus on thinning and restoration of the plentiful unhealthy plantations left over from the last logging boom. This approach would safeguard the many values of old-growth forests that make Oregon a place I want to live, while providing sustainable jobs and other economic benefits for rural communities.

Marcia Fyfe
98 Shore Rd
Westerly, RI 02891
EM-2056 Tamara Rousso <trousso@mac.com> WOPR 1/6/2008 8:38:22 Bureau of Land Management, Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue, Portland, OR 97208

CC: Oregon Congressional delegation

Re: BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions

Dear BLM,

I am very concerned with the direction the Bush Administration is headed in with the management of nearly 2.6 million acres of federal forests under the Western Oregon Plan Revisions. The changes that the BLM is contemplating will unravel the protections of the landmark Northwest Forest Plan, and may lead to water pollution, degraded habitat, and increased conflict and controversy.

Your current proposal is unacceptable. The agency proposes to increase old-growth logging on public lands in western Oregon by 700%, build 1,000 miles of new logging road in the next decade and clearcut at a 9-1 ratio to thinning. This is a myopic and backwards proposal that depletes our natural resource base for future generations by weakening protections for forests, creeks and salmon. Shockingly, the proposal ignores the role that these forests play in regulating the climate.

Most Americans want federal land managers to embrace thinning second growth forests, safeguard communities from wildfire and protect what remains of our nation's ancient forests. By focusing on previously logged public forestlands - many of which are now overgrown and in need of thinning - they are providing wood to local mills while actually improving conditions for fish and wildlife and keeping saws out of precious old-growth forests.

In contrast, the WOPR proposes to inflame the controversy by increasing old-growth clear-cutting for a short-term economic fix. The WOPR puts water quality at-risk and would destroy some of Oregon's most special places. We should protect our remaining mature and old-growth forests on public land, not clear-cut these natural treasures as the WOPR proposes to do.

It is disappointing that at a time when public consensus for old-growth protection and second-growth thinning has never been stronger, the BLM is proposing to clear-cut forests older than our nation and turn complex ecosystems into flammable tree farms.

Please protect remaining old-growth forests, focus active management of BLM lands in already logged-over areas, and concentrate job opportunities in restoration forestry that would benefit watersheds and generate wood products without multiplying past mistakes.

Sincerely,


Tamara Rousso
1212 Hogan Road
Applegate, Oregon




CC: Oregon Congressional delegation

Senator Ron Wyden
1220 SW 3rd Ave., Suite 585, Portland, OR 97204

Senator Gordon Smith
121 SW Salmon St., Suite 1250, Portland, OR 97204

Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-4th)
405 East 8th Ave. #2030, Eugene, OR 97401

Rep. Greg Walden (R-2nd)
843 East Main Street, Ste 400, Medford, OR 97504

Rep. Earl Blumenhauer (D-3rd)
729 N.E. Oregon St., Suite 115,  Portland, OR 97232

Rep. Darlene Hooley (D-5th)
315 Mission Street SE #101, Salem, Oregon 97302
EM-2057 Laura Hisrich <laurarose@jeffnet.org> Please protect our old-growth forests! 1/6/2008 10:05:32 Dear BLM,
If you have ever lived in a non-Western state, maybe you too can appreciate Oregon's special attributes. There are extremely few places left in the WORLD like Oregon. After learning about the BLM's Western Oregon Plan Revisions, I am very concerned about the changes the Bureau of Land Management is proposing. The idea of increasing logging of old-growth forest is totally unacceptable. The only changes that should be made to the WOP should be to DECREASE old-growth logging. Global warming is upon us. Ignore it at your peril.

Some of my concerns include:
- I'm disappointed that all special areas (Research Natural Areas and Areas of Critical Environmental Concern) won't be protected from logging under WOPR. These areas contain unique values that many people seek out to enjoy. These areas should not be opened to logging.

- The increased, widespread clearcutting of forests under WOPR could reduce property values and the quality of life of thousands of Oregonians living near BLM lands. Over 1,000 miles of new logging road and 140,000 acres of clearcuts in the first decade alone would scar Oregon's spectacular landscape.

- Clearcutting of old growth forests and proposed "Off Highway Vehicle Emphasis Areas" threaten the peace and quiet for rural residents, visitors, and wildlife. Oregon needs rural residents and tourism to feed our economy - catering to the timber and motorized vehicle industry alone is not a solution.

Oregon's remaining old-growth forests are a treasure -- offering wonderful recreation opportunities, clean water, homes for wildlife, and offsetting global warming.

If you want Oregon to (re)join the ranks of states and countries participating in unsustainable and unhealthy and unfair development, the WPOR is right for you. May you never sleep peacefully again.

If you want your grandchildren or anyone to still be living healthy lives in a diverse, beautiful place then oppose the WOPR with all your effort. A good conscious makes a soft pillow.

Laura Hisrich
306 High St.
Eugene, OR 97401
EM-2058 David Kenagy <kenagyphoto@yahoo.com> Western Oregon Plan Revisions 1/6/2008 11:12:02 January 6, 2008
Western Oregon Plan Revisions


Dear Western Oregon Plan Revisions,

As a sportsman in western Oregon, I am deeply concerned with the Bureau of Land
Management's recently released draft version of the Western Oregon Plan Revisions.
The plans outlined in the document would dramatically alter public lands management
in western Oregon to the detriment of fish and wildlife and, by extension, hunting
and fishing.

I frequently visit Bureau of Land Management land in western Oregon, and I'm
worried the BLM's plan would have a significant impact on my ability to hunt and
fish in this region, and, more importantly, my ability to pass down my sporting
heritage to the next generation of hunters and anglers in western Oregon.

For example, reduction of streamside buffers to 25 feet would most certainly
have a negative impact on our trout and salmon fisheries throughout the region.
Timber harvest in close vicinity to fish-bearing or fish-spawning waters will
contribute sediment to the systems, with the potential to smother fish eggs and
spawning gravel. Additionally, removing streamside vegetation will reduce cover
and likely result in temperature increases that could prove fatal to our fisheries.

What's more, plans to construct about 1,000 miles of new roads over the next
decade, and to allow 14,000 acres of clearcut logging annually could have drastic
impacts on the region's struggling, but recovering, fisheries.

Add in the conversion of our low-elevation oak savanna forests to conifer plantations
and the creation of new off-highway-vehicle emphasis areas, and the plan becomes
detrimental to our big-game herds and upland game bird populations.

In short, the Western Oregon Plan Revisions are unacceptable from a hunting
and angling standpoint. Ideally, the BLM would offer a full range of alternatives
when it comes to the plan revisions, with all of those alternatives providing
some measure of fish and wildlife protection.

Finally, off-highway vehicle management should not be addressed at the region-wide
level, but rather by individual BLM districts, and with a generous opportunity
for public comment at the local level.

I know you are being told to do this by the Bush administration. Mr. Bush is
already a lame duck president. Wait until a new administration and congress is
in office to revise this purely political mandate.

Oregonians and the nation deserve better. The consequences to biological systems
and sportsmen and women are potentially disastrous.

You owe it to the land and the citizens to completely revisit this right-wing
extremist mandated mess.

Sincerely

David Kenagy
3253 NW Valley View Dr
Albany, OR 97321-9647

EM-2059 sharon nardello <snardello@hughes.net> Western Oregon Plan 1/6/2008 11:20:18 Dear Sir or Madam:

 

We are very concerned with the direction the Bush Administration is headed in with the management of nearly 2.6 million acres of federal forests under the Western Oregon Plan Revisions. The changes that the BLM is contemplating will unravel the protections of the landmark Northwest Forest Plan, and may lead to water pollution, degraded habitat, and increased landslide and tree falls during heavy storms.

 

Your current proposal is unacceptable. The agency proposes to increase old-growth logging on public lands in western Oregon by 700%, build 1,000 miles of new logging road in the next decade and clearcut at a 9-1 ratio to thinning. This is a myopic and backwards proposal that depletes our natural resource base for future generations by weakening protections for forests, creeks and salmon. Shockingly, the proposal ignores the role that these forests play in regulating the climate. Furthermore, this solution to the county funding crises will only transfer the current shortfall to our children and grandchildren.

 

Most Americans want federal land managers to embrace thinning second growth forests, safeguard communities from wildfire and protect what remains of our nation's ancient forests. By focusing on previously logged public forestlands - many of which are now overgrown and in need of thinning - they are providing wood to local mills while actually improving conditions for fish and wildlife and keeping saws out of precious old-growth forests.

 

In contrast, the WOPR proposes to inflame the controversy by increasing old-growth clear-cutting for a short-term economic fix. The WOPR puts water quality at-risk and would destroy some of Oregon's most special places. We should protect our remaining mature and old-growth forests on public land, not clear-cut these natural treasures as the WOPR proposes to do.

 

It is disappointing that at a time when public consensus for old-growth protection and second-growth thinning has never been stronger, the BLM is proposing to clear-cut forests older than our nation and turn complex ecosystems into flammable tree farms.

 

Please protect remaining old-growth forests, focus active management of BLM lands in already logged-over areas, and concentrate job opportunities in restoration forestry that would benefit watersheds and generate wood products without multiplying past mistakes.

 

Sincerely,

 

John and Sharon Nardello

 
EM-2060 Nils Osterberg <nils.osterberg@yahoo.com> Please Increase Number of Wilderness Recommendations 1/6/2008 11:32:01 January 06, 2008

BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204


Dear BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision,

I am writing to urge a reevaluation and expansion of the areas that should be
recommended as wilderness in the Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR). The Bureau
of Land Management�s (BLM) preferred alternative recommends only five areas,
despite a total of 146 inventoried areas in the lands managed by the plan. The
BLM�s process for evaluating and determining wilderness resources and wilderness
recommendations in the WOPR was inadequate, resulting in many well-known wild
places exhibiting excellent wilderness characteristics being improperly omitted.

The Wild Rogue Additions is a prime example of an area that clearly meets the
criteria for wilderness recommendation, and yet was not recommended. In the Wild
Rogue North Watershed Analysis, the BLM itself noted the value of the large, roadless
areas for aesthetics, solitude, undeveloped recreational opportunities, wildlife,
fisheries, water quality, and the intrinsic value of having wild, undeveloped
places (see Version 2.0 of this analysis, issued in December 1999 and available
online: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/medford/plans/files/wild_rogue_north_wa_acc.pdf).
Despite these findings, BLM omits the Wild Rogue from its wilderness recommendations.

BLM�s analysis and recommendations must take into account the economic importance
of wilderness as well as the non-commercial values of the public lands it stewards,
instead of considering lands primarily for their timber values. This approach
demonstrates an unbalanced interpretation of the BLM�s legal obligations, and
must be reviewed. Additional areas that should be recommended for wilderness protection
include Reuben Creek, Williams Creek, Wild Rogue Additions, Whiskey Creek, Wellington
Mountain, Clackamas Wilderness � Bull of the Woods/Opal Creek Additions, and
Coast Range Wilderness - Wasson Creek.

The WOPR is a heavily forested area, and contains rare old growth with trees
that stood before our nation existed. Many of these deserving wild lands should
be recommended as wilderness to preserve these ancient giants and the beautiful
landscapes that surround them. Failure to protect these increasingly endangered
wild places from timber harvest is a mistake that cannot be undone once the old
growth trees have been cleared. I urge BLM to reexamine its wilderness recommendations
in the WOPR, and to expand the recommendations to include the wild places listed
above that should be managed to maintain their wilderness characteristics.

Sincerely,

Nils Osterberg
30 Chatterton Ave
White Plains, NY 10606-1106
USA
nils.osterberg@yahoo.com


EM-2061 carsten <carsten@peak.org> Stop WOPR - Protect BLM forests 1/6/2008 12:59:58  
I am very concerned about the 2.6 million acres of forest managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in Oregon. The BLM is moving forward with the Western Oregon Plan Revision, which will increase logging in Oregon's old-growth forests sevenfold by clearcutting in currently protected old growth forest reserves and sensitive salmon bearing rivers and creeks.  We value clean, pure water, hiking on trails through old growth, sustainable logging on a lengthy cycle, consideration of widlife habitats over single-minded profit-taking.

Sincerely,

Bruce and Diana Carsten
Corvallis, OR
EM-2062 patricia mercier <patriciamercier@hotmail.com> 1/6/2008 13:08:03 ·         Dear BLM Decision makers

I am very concerned about the 2.6 million acres of forest managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in Oregon. The BLM is moving forward with the Western Oregon Plan Revision, which will increase logging in Oregon's old-growth forests sevenfold by clearcutting in currently protected old growth forest reserves and sensitive salmon bearing rivers and creeks. 

I have lived in Oregon for almost 40 years, and have watched the steady removal of so many of our old-growth forests.  Particularly now that we are more aware of the impact of these actions on the overall health of our planet, I am appalled that this administration is yet again ignoring that impact.

The Northwest Forest Plan's protections should remain in place for BLM lands, not sacrificed in an out-of-court deal between the timber industry and the White House. Oregon ancient forests deserve permanent protection and should be managed to maintain important public assets such as clean drinking water, habitat for fish and wildlife, diverse recreation opportunities, stunning scenery, and jobs in forest restoration, fire safety and tourism.

Ancient forests in Oregon also serve as an important carbon storage and sequestration resource to help mitigate global warming. The BLM's plans for increased logging in these ancient forests under the Western Oregon Plan Revision will take America backwards in efforts to prevent global climate change. Clearcutting and damage to soils from logging has been shown to release tremendous amounts of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, while old forests absorb and store carbon dioxide.

I am concerned that the changes the BLM has proposed in its Western Oregon Plan Revision will lead to the loss of Oregon's irreplaceable ancient forests, water pollution, degraded habitat, and increased conflict and controversy.

Much of the BLM forests in western Oregon are adjacent to private landowners who would like to see nearby forest managed to protect their home from wildfire and to preserve their water supply, scenery, and recreation opportunities. Additionally, these forests are owned by Americans across the nation, who would like to see them strongly protected for future generations to enjoy.

Please protect western BLM forests and maintain the Northwest Forest Plan reserve system. Please use your power in Congress to rein in the Bush administration and prevent them from spending money to log old growth forests, and stop the BLM from selling off Oregon's ancient forest heritage.

Sincerely,

 

Patricia Mercier

 


Pat Mercier 5615 Skyline Rd., S Salem, OR 97306 (503)708-1143 Cell

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EM-2063 Douglas Dorr <dorrs@mac.com> Stop WOPR - Protect BLM forests 1/6/2008 13:14:21 I am very concerned about the 2.6 million acres of forest managed by
the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in Oregon. The BLM is moving
forward with the Western Oregon Plan Revision, which will increase
logging in Oregon's old-growth forests sevenfold by clearcutting in
currently protected old growth forest reserves and sensitive salmon
bearing rivers and creeks.

I go fishing, hiking and camping in these forests. Once they are
gone they will be gone and I will not be able to share this natural
resource with my children. Please protect them for Oregonians and
not out of state logging companies.

Sincerely,

Doug Dorr
688 NE Terry Ct
Hillsboro, OR 97124
EM-2064 Lucy Robinson <hodgrob@earthlink.net> Please protect our old-growth forests! 1/6/2008 13:24:22 Dear BLM,
I visit Oregon as a tourist with who plans eventual retirement there. I particularly adimire the old-growth forests, excellent recreation, and opportunities to view wildlife on public lands. After learning about the BLM's Western Oregon Plan Revisions, I am very concerned this plan will degrade my ability to enjoy the public lands in western Oregon. The changes the Bureau of Land Management is proposing will unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan for old-growth forests and wildlife, and will lead to water pollution, degraded habitat, and increased conflict and controversy.

Some of my concerns include:
- I'm disappointed that all special areas (Research Natural Areas and Areas of Critical Environmental Concern) won't be protected from logging under WOPR. These areas contain unique values that many people seek out to enjoy. These areas should not be opened to logging.

- The increased, widespread clearcutting of forests under WOPR could reduce property values and the quality of life of thousands of Oregonians living near BLM lands. Over 1,000 miles of new logging road and 140,000 acres of clearcuts in the first decade alone would scar Oregon's spectacular landscape.

- Clearcutting of old growth forests and proposed "Off Highway Vehicle Emphasis Areas" threaten the peace and quiet for rural residents, visitors, and wildlife. Oregon needs rural residents and tourism to feed our economy - catering to the timber and motorized vehicle industry alone is not a solution.

Oregon's remaining old-growth forests are a treasure -- offering wonderful recreation opportunities, clean water, homes for wildlife, and offsetting global warming. But the WOPR is a step back to the unsustainable days of clear-cutting this amazing resource, endangering wildlife, muddying streams, and fueling public outcry. A better way is to protect our heritage forests and focus on thinning and restoration of the plentiful unhealthy plantations left over from the last logging boom. This approach would safeguard the many values of old-growth forests that make Oregon a place I want to live, while providing sustainable jobs and other economic benefits for rural communities.

Lucy Robinson
652 Broadway 9th floor
New York, NY 10012
EM-2065 Dennis Svenpladsen <sven@starband.net> Re: BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions 1/6/2008 13:33:57 Dear BLM,

I live on the East Fork of the Coquille River.  The number of salmon and steelhead that return to the river is decreasing every year.  I fear any revision to the 1994 Northwest Forest Plan will lead to their demise entirely.
I am very concerned with the direction the Bush Administration is headed in with the management of nearly 2.6 million acres of federal forests under the Western Oregon Plan Revisions. The changes that the BLM is contemplating will unravel the protections of the landmark Northwest Forest Plan, and may lead to water pollution, degraded habitat, and increased conflict and controversy.

Your current proposal is unacceptable. The agency proposes to increase old-growth logging on public lands in western Oregon by 700%, build 1,000 miles of new logging road in the next decade and clear-cut at a 9-1 ratio to thinning. This is a myopic and backwards proposal that depletes our natural resource base for future generations by weakening protections for forests, creeks and salmon. Shockingly, the proposal ignores the role that these forests play in regulating the climate.

Most Americans want federal land managers to embrace thinning second growth forests, safeguard communities from wildfire and protect what remains of our nation's ancient forests. By focusing on previously logged public forestlands - many of which are now overgrown and in need of thinning - they are providing wood to local mills while actually improving conditions for fish and wildlife and keeping saws out of precious old-growth forests.

In contrast, the WOPR proposes to inflame the controversy by increasing old-growth clear-cutting for a short-term economic fix. The WOPR puts water quality at-risk and would destroy some of Oregon's most special places. We should protect our remaining mature and old-growth forests on public land, not clear-cut these natural treasures as the WOPR proposes to do.

It is disappointing that at a time when public consensus for old-growth protection and second-growth thinning has never been stronger, the BLM is proposing to clear-cut forests older than our nation and turn complex ecosystems into flammable tree farms.

Please protect remaining old-growth forests, focus active management of BLM lands in already logged-over areas, and concentrate job opportunities in restoration forestry that would benefit watersheds and generate wood products without multiplying past mistakes.

Sincerely,
 
 
Dennis Svenpladsen
Myrtle Point, OR 97458


 
EM-2066 Carol Valentine <valentine@cavenet.com> Protect Public Forests, Rivers and Wildlife 1/6/2008 14:35:11 Bureau of Land Management, Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office

333 SW 1st. Avenue Portland, Oregon

Portland, OR 97208




CC: Oregon Congressional delegation




Re: BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions




Dear BLM,




As a Selma resident and homeowner, I am very concerned with the direction the Bush Administration is headed in with the management of nearly 2.6 million acres of federal forests under the Western Oregon Plan Revisions. The changes that the BLM is contemplating will illegally remove BLM lands from the protections of the landmark Northwest Forest Plan, leading to water pollution, degraded habitat, and increased conflict and controversy, all of which would negatively affect the quality of life for me, my family, and my heirs.




I am alarmed by the proposal's creation of overt 100,000 acres of OHV emphasis areas in Josephine and Jackson counties. While some businesses stand to make money by turning Southern Oregon into a national destination area for off-roaders, the long-term cost in reduced property values, degraded water and soil, impact on wildlife, and a property owner's right to live in the peace and quiet that attracted them to this area, is far too high to justify. The Lake Selmac area, one of the denser residential neighborhoods in Selma,  is a particularly bad area for this emphasis, as increased erosion would degrade the quality of lake water which is already prone to toxic algae growth. Air and noise pollution would make the lake an unappealing site for campers, swimmers, and fishermen.




The BLM's  current proposal to increase old-growth logging on public lands in western Oregon by 700%, build 1,000 miles of new logging road in the next decade and clearcut at a 9-1 ratio to thinning would deplete our natural resource base for future generations by weakening protections for forests, creeks and salmon. This flies in the face of what most Americans want: thinning of second-growth forests to provide timber, jobs, and a reduced threat of catastrophic wildfire. 



In light of this, I ask you to reconsider the Natural Selection Alternative. The NSA fulfills the WOPR's "Purpose and Need" (all required laws), whereas the BLM's proposed action alternatives do not.   The NSA retains and restores natural forests; it would greatly contribute to the long term economic stability of the communities in the BLM Western Oregon planning areas and achieve permanent forest production.  The NSA retains the species, their functions and environments that retain forest ecosystems; BLM proposed alternatives do not. The NSA places forest health first, which lays the foundation for all forest products and uses at a sustainable level, providing community long term economic stability and social health; BLM proposed alternatives do not. 


Please reject alternatives that would destroy our precious remaining fire-resistant old growth forests, and choose to protect our water, wildlife, economy and serenity for future generations.


Sincerely,


Carol Valentine
6545 Lakeshore Dr.
Selma, Oregon 97538
EM-2067 Carol Valentine <dwyer@cavenet.com> official comments 1/6/2008 14:39:54 6545 Lakeshore Drive
Selma, OR   97538
dwyer@cavenet.com
541-597-2839
January 6, 2008
 
 
            As a Selma homeowner for the last thirty-five years, I am a stakeholder in BLM practices.  I therefore must strenuously object to the WOPR as it relates to increased logging and OHV use in my valley, as this will hurt my neighbors and my property values and degrade the quality of life that brought us here.  I will cite specifics.

1.            Deer Creek runs through my property.  I have learned first-hand and from old-timers how this creek once had steady summer flows and sustained large salmon runs, how it became prone to drought and flood due to overlogging of the principally BLM lands upstream, how the salmon disappeared, and most importantly, how this creek has begun to recover since logging upstream was slow in the 90's.  Salmon have reappeared and flows are beginning to stabilize.

2.            The effect of logging on watersheds is clearly established.  A recent residential boom in the Illinois Valley has made freshwater supply become increasingly jeopardized.  No amount of short-term logging revenue can compensate for the economic loss possible if new building is curtailed due to a water shortage.

3.            Turning the Lake Selmac area into a magnet for OHV use will increase erosion of the slopes above it, further compromising the lake's water quality.  Already, the lake is subject to being too warm and stagnant in summer, leading to toxic algae and lake closures.  In addition, those in the past who have chosen this park for fishing, swimming, and camping will not enjoy the noise made by heavy OHV use, and many will not return.  Was a study of this economic blow made?  Degrading this county park while attempting to increase its use by OHV's seems ultimately self-defeating.

4.            I have spent six years on the board of the IVCDO (formerly the IVCRT), working to create a better economy for our region.  I have learned that the foundation of this region's long-term economic future is its natural beauty and attraction to tourists.  OHV drivers could be seen as part of this tourism solution, except that the noise, air, and water pollution they engender will ruin the traditional attractions of our area.

5.            One positive local development in the attempt to wed tourism with forestry revenues has been the designation of some BLM forests for Natural Selection forestry.  With the recent move of the Siskiyou Field Institute to Selma, this area is poised to be a locus for new ideas in forest stewardship, with numerous opportunities for educational and economic gain.  I am asking that you reconsider the NSA, as it is the most sustainable, balanced approach for both forestry and tourist revenues, and it will enhance this valley's new identity.

6.            Most of my neighbors and I live here for the clean air and water, the beautiful vistas, and the relative quiet of this rural setting.  All of these qualities of life, as well as our property values, will be eroded by the WOPR plan, especially the clear-cutting and the plan to increase OHV use.

            In sum, the BLM's WOPR plan is bad environmental and economic policy that will hurt both the quality of life and property values of my neighbors and me here in Selma.  Please help reverse this ill-conceived plan.
 
                                                                        Jack Dwyer
 
EM-2068 Clinton Darling <darlingc@catlin.edu> Protect the old-growth forests! 1/6/2008 14:54:01 Dear BLM,
I live in Oregon for a variety of reasons, including the old-growth forests, excellent recreation, and opportunities to view wildlife on public lands. After learning about the BLM's Western Oregon Plan Revisions, I am very concerned this plan will degrade my ability to enjoy the public lands in this wonderful state. The changes the Bureau of Land Management is proposing unravels the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan for old-growth forests and wildlife, and will lead to water pollution, significantly degraded habitat, and increased conflict and controversy.

Some of my concerns include:
- that all special areas (Research Natural Areas and Areas of Critical Environmental Concern) won't be protected from logging under WOPR. These areas contain unique values that many people seek out to enjoy. These areas should not be opened to logging.

- that over 1,000 miles of new logging roads and 140,000 acres of clearcuts in the first decade alone would scar Oregon's spectacular landscape. And that the increased, widespread clearcutting of forests under WOPR could reduce property values and the quality of life of thousands of Oregonians living near BLM lands.

- that clearcutting of old growth forests and proposed "Off Highway Vehicle Emphasis Areas" threaten the peace and quiet for rural residents, visitors, and wildlife. Oregon needs rural residents and tourism to feed our economy Catering only to the timber and motorized vehicle industries is not a solution.

Oregon's remaining old-growth forests are a treasure -- offering wonderful recreation opportunities, clean water, homes for wildlife, and offsetting global warming. A better way is to protect our heritage forests and focus on thinning and restoration of the plentiful unhealthy plantations left over from the last logging boom. This approach would safeguard the many values of old-growth forests that make Oregon a place I want to live, while providing sustainable jobs and other economic benefits for rural communities. But the WOPR is a step back to the unsustainable days of clear-cutting this amazing resource, endangering wildlife, muddying streams, and fueling public outcry.

Clinton Darling
8825 SW Barnes Rd
Portalnd, OR 97225
EM-2069 DORIAN JONES AMELIA R JONES <soundsgood25@msn.com> Stop WOPR - Protect BLM forests 1/6/2008 15:26:07  
I am very concerned about the 2.6 million acres of forest managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in Oregon. The BLM is moving forward with the Western Oregon Plan Revision, which will increase logging in Oregon's old-growth forests sevenfold by clearcutting in currently protected old growth forest reserves and sensitive salmon bearing rivers and creeks. 

Sincerely,  Dorian Jones
513 Dimick St
Oregon City, Oregon 97045

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EM-2070 K1 <jbc-k1@casco.net> Revisiting the logging issues 1/6/2008 16:00:39 Gentlemen:   It way past time the general public was informed on just what the mission statement of the BLM really is. And we need to educate the liberal public here in Oregon about the money distribution to inefficient countys. Lets also talk about the county road departments getting the lions share of the harvest money and the county commissioners taking an "administration" fee from these funds. The schools should now get the larger cut of the money not the road departments. Remember all the county roads have been built to access the timber, and remember now that "spotty" rules along with the Murrelett we barely even use these roads anymore, and we should be contracting out to the private sector anyway to reduce this redicuolus PERS liability as far as county road maintenence goes. Lets move on to the bs about clean water regarding log harvest. Can you take me right now to a silted in salmon sponning bed? Can you take me right now to a stream next to a regenerative harvest that I could not take a drink out of? Can you on paper show me how much oxygen a 20 year old plantation of douglas fir trees gives off compared to the same acreage of old growth?  Its too bad the original "Hatfield Owl Guarantee Bill" was approved, it has had a detramental affect on reality to school teachers and county officials, they should have been cut off just like us in the industry who were thrown to the side without respect and expected our small businesses to survive in predominatly rural areas where we could not diversify and our employees went down with the ship as well. The folks who are voicing their concerns now over starting up the logging again, which is just the practice of silvaculture and responsible management never talk about the liabilitys in their own back yard, which is usually Portland or Eugene where wastewater treatment plants displace millions of gallons of water daily into waterways that support salmon. This water is superheated in many cases and injected with chlorine. These same folks will not even bitch one bit about Grant Mcombies documentarys on seal and sea lion massive kills on migrating salmon around Bonneville dam and the Caspian Terns killing literally millions of smolts returning to the ocean from the upper reaches of the Columbia river system. The so called concerned citizen will not comment on how after "spotty" was listed their was more logging harvest permits issued than ever before in the history of record keeping at the state dept. of forestry here in Oregon because the price of saw log timber increased three fold. The same liberal will not comment on how Weyerhauser now has a monopoly on the north american lumber market since "spotty" was listed. And the same liberal will bitch about someone using an elephant tusk for a cribbage board but not comment one word when Senator John Edwards builds a 28,000 sq. ft. home or Senator John F. Kerry uses massive quanitys of Brazilain Teak wood for trim on his & Teresa's little 90' yacht., or better yet when Hillary constructs a cedar fence around her house in Chappaquaw. Why is their no outrage in the liberal "end users" of wood? On the other hand I always fear the expansion of government. As a lifelong logger & roadbuilder here in the Siuslaw national forest and the various holdings of BLM land here in Lincoln, Benton, Lane county's I watched in the 1970's & 80's the expansion of more road engineers, more TSO"s and they engineered a road down every ridge to provide jobs for themselves without consideration of breaking up large blocks of pristine habitat. But why can we not clean up the forest? What is the sustained yield of the BLM"s holdings west of the cascades? How much windblown & bugkill timber is laying next to roads ready for relatively easy harvest? Someone better get it right because for an educated society to fear work is proof to many people are working for the government with a guaranteed paycheck and no sence of how a democracy works. This country receives 80% of its tax revenue from small business and the entitlements of government will not last if you kill anymore oppertunity for us in the private sector who operate with no safety net and believe in the constitution and our founding fathers wishes and concerns for starting this country. Quite frankly they would be appalled by the lack of common sence used in making policy decisions in our government agentcys today. I hope the BLM will do its homework and make a coherent argument when it submits another final plan to restart the practice of silvaculture.   With respect...Mr. Kelly J. Hockema   (541) 563-7607   New Address  135 sw  Wakonda Beach Rd. Waldport, Or. 97394
EM-2071 RCKingsnorth@aol.com WOPR / OHV comments 1/6/2008 16:19:56 OHV activity is among the most environmentally destructive forms of recreation that the BLM and Forest Service must deal with.  An OHV rider can travel far more miles in an hour than any hiker, equestrian, or mountain biker, and causes far more damage to the soils, vegetation, and wildlife habitat.  When selecting OHV areas, the BLM must recognize the future environmental damage of ever increasing traffic and consider the means to repair, or at least contain, the resulting damage.  Adjacent private land must be protected from any negative impact.

 

The BLM recognizes the incompatibility of OHV use with other forms of recreation (WOPR Chapter 4, page 778), euphemistically saying, "nonmotorized forms of recreation would be dissuaded from using these areas." 

 

Dissuaded indeed.  The noise of OHVs drives away anyone attempting to enjoy the natural beauty of our public lands.  Sharing trails with fast moving OHVs is out of the question.  Any area designated as an OHV Emphasis Areas-even a single trail designated for OHV use-will drive out other forms of recreation.  Therefore, any area or trail designated for OHVs must be acknowledged as exclusively OHV. 

 

While the BLM acknowledges the incompatibility of OHV use with other forms of recreation, it has been slow to acknowledge the incompatibility of OHV use with private homes and private property. 

 

The BLM is required by Federal regulation to ensure the "compatibility" of OHV areas and trails "with existing conditions in populated areas, taking account noise and other factors." (Executive Order 11644, Interior Department 43 CFR §8342.1) 

 

The WOPR has recognized the "incompatibility" of OHV use with all other forms of non-motorized recreation.  Chapter 4, page 776 states, "motorized and nonmotorized activities have limited compatibility."  The paragraph continues, "This is especially true when high levels of both types of use are confined to the same area. For example, motorcycle riders and horseback riders using a narrow, single-track trail would likely result in visitor conflicts and safety concerns. Spatial segregation of these activities would reduce encounters, thereby improving the overall experience for visitors. This is also true of areas that are managed specifically for off-highway vehicle opportunities (e.g., designated trail systems and off-highway vehicle emphasis areas), which would also result in fewer visitor conflicts by deemphasizing nonmotorized recreation activities in these areas."

 

As an additional acknowledgement of incompatibility, the WOPR expects hikers and equestrians to be "dissuaded" from using OHV areas and go elsewhere.  (WOPR Chapter 4, page 778)  "Since off-highway vehicle emphasis areas are specially managed to accommodate motorized recreational activities, visitors seeking nonmotorized forms of recreation would be dissuaded from using these areas."

 

Whereas the WOPR recognizes the incompatibility of OHV use and other forms of recreation, the WOPR fails to address the incompatibility of OHV use and private homes and private property.  The noise that "dissuades" hikers and equestrians is the same noise that "dissuades" residents in the area.  OHV noise and private homes are not compatible.

 

The checkerboard intermingling of BLM land and private property is an issue throughout the BLM western Oregon lands.  Looking at maps of the 13 proposed OHV Emphasis Areas in the Medford District reveals the same checkerboard pattern.  The noise from a dirt bike can carry a mile, more in a canyon, less over a ridgeline.  With ownership divided into one mile squares, there is very little BLM land that would provide even a half-mile buffer from private land.

 

Over 1600 Johns Peak / Timber Mountain residents and property owners have formally objected to the intrusion of noise, trespass, and property damage caused by OHV use.  Residents of the other proposed OHV areas have recognized the same issues and are becoming vocal.  They have many stories about the abuse and disrespect of private property shown by OHV riders. 

 

Although the majority of riders are law-abiding citizens, there will always be a few bad actors.  It only takes one instance of trespass and property damage to destroy the reputations of all OHV riders.  Even well intentioned OHV riders may not realize how far their noise carries, and the intrusiveness of that noise to a homeowner.  An OHV trail is open 365 days per year.  There is no relief for someone living in the area.  Any OHV trail should be located so that any OHV noise reaching a private home would be undetectable to the resident.  And based on the Executive Order 11644 and 43 CFR §8342.1, any future home must be similarly accommodated. 

 

Designating "OHV Emphasis Areas"-even OHV trails-will only draw more OHV activity.   Recent publicity statements from the BLM (December WOPR Newsletter #8) claim that "designation as an 'Off-Highway Vehicle Emphasis Area' does not mean this area would necessarily be managed to promote or attract future OHV use."  However, such statements conflict with the WOPR itself (Chapter 4, page 778) and defy common sense.  "Build it and they will come" does apply.

 
People who live in the proposed OHV Emphasis Areas are protesting existing levels of OHV use.  What will the conflicts be as OHV use grows?   How many private homes will be degraded or sacrificed for OHV recreation? 
 
Bob Kingsnorth
Central Point, OR





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EM-2072 RCKingsnorth@aol.com WOPR - Medford OHV proposal 1/6/2008 16:46:21 Regarding Medford District OHV proposals for the Johns Peak area:

 

Mr. Whittington is quoted as saying, "It won't be a huge 1,000-acre area." (Mail Tribune December 12, 2007 "End of the trails?")  The WOPR proposes 16,375 acres for the Johns Peak OHV Emphasis Area (WOPR Chapter 2, Table 53, page 139).

 

So, which is it?  1,000 acres or 16,375 acres?  Is not the WOPR the official document?  Is Mr. Whittington changing the proposal?  If the BLM is really proposing 1,000 acres, why did it put 16,375 acres in the WOPR?  Why is Mr. Whittington contradicting the WOPR during the public comment period?

 

Bob Kingsnorth

Central Point, OR





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EM-2073 Judith Eisen <eisen@uoneuro.uoregon.edu> Please protect our old-growth forests! 1/6/2008 17:02:50 Dear BLM,
I live in Oregon for a variety of reasons, including the old-growth forests, excellent recreation, and opportunities to view wildlife on public lands. After learning about the BLM's Western Oregon Plan Revisions, I am very concerned this plan will degrade my ability to enjoy the public lands in western Oregon. The changes the Bureau of Land Management is proposing will unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan for old-growth forests and wildlife, and will lead to water pollution, degraded habitat, and increased conflict and controversy.

Some of my concerns include:
- I'm disappointed that all special areas (Research Natural Areas and Areas of Critical Environmental Concern) won't be protected from logging under WOPR. These areas contain unique values that many people seek out to enjoy. These areas should not be opened to logging.

- The increased, widespread clearcutting of forests under WOPR could reduce property values and the quality of life of thousands of Oregonians living near BLM lands. Over 1,000 miles of new logging road and 140,000 acres of clearcuts in the first decade alone would scar Oregon's spectacular landscape.

- Clearcutting of old growth forests and proposed "Off Highway Vehicle Emphasis Areas" threaten the peace and quiet for rural residents, visitors, and wildlife. Oregon needs rural residents and tourism to feed our economy - catering to the timber and motorized vehicle industry alone is not a solution.

Oregon's remaining old-growth forests are a treasure -- offering wonderful recreation opportunities, clean water, homes for wildlife, and offsetting global warming. But the WOPR is a step back to the unsustainable days of clear-cutting this amazing resource, endangering wildlife, muddying streams, and fueling public outcry. A better way is to protect our heritage forests and focus on thinning and restoration of the plentiful unhealthy plantations left over from the last logging boom. This approach would safeguard the many values of old-growth forests that make Oregon a place I want to live, while providing sustainable jobs and other economic benefits for rural communities.

Judith Eisen
2788 Riverview
Eugene, OR 97403
EM-2074 RCKingsnorth@aol.com WOPR - OHV 1/6/2008 17:11:31 Every employee of BLM who is in any way involved with OHV management, should be aware of and understand the requirements of Executive Order 11644 and Interior Department 43 CFR §8342.1.  These documents provide the guidance for designating and managing OHV use under the custody and control of the BLM.  The heart of the regulations should be committed to memory:

 

"The designation of [OHV] areas and trails shall be in accordance with the following:

(1) Areas and trails shall be located to minimize damage to soil, watershed, vegetation, or other resources of the public lands.

(2) Areas and trails shall be located to minimize harassment of wildlife or significant disruption of wildlife habitats.

(3) Areas and trails shall be located to minimize conflicts between off-road vehicle use and other existing or proposed recreational uses of the same or neighboring public lands, and to ensure the compatibility of such uses with existing conditions in populated areas, taking into account noise and other factors.

(4) Areas and trails shall not be located in officially designated Wilderness Areas or Primitive Areas. Areas and trails shall be located in areas of the National Park system, Natural Areas, or National Wildlife Refuges and Game Ranges only if the respective agency head determines that off-road vehicle use in such locations will not adversely affect their natural, aesthetic, or scenic values."

 

Considering the residential population around most of the proposed Medford District OHV Emphasis Areas, and the checkerboard intermingling of BLM and private land, a very important phrase should be posted in every room of the BLM offices:

 

"Ensure the compatibility of [OHV] uses with existing conditions in populated areas, taking into account noise and other factors."

 

The WOPR acknowledges the "incompatibility" of OHV and all other uses, therefore OHV use and private homes are also "incompatible".

 

"Noise" is the most pervasive of the impacts on private homes.  Trespass and property damage is the most "violating" impact.

 

The BLM must buffer private homes from the pervasive OHV noise, and provide physical protection from the incidence of trespass.

 

Bob Kingsnorth

Central Point, OR





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EM-2075 RCKingsnorth@aol.com WOPR - OHV 1/6/2008 17:15:18 When selecting areas for OHV trails and OHV Emphasis Areas, a major issue for adjacent residents and property owners is the trespass and property damage caused by OHV riders.

 

Some of the trespass is willful disregard of private property, and some is simply ignorance of property boundaries.

 

"Control and management" of the OHV trails and areas is the BLM's solution for these problems.  Unfortunately, the practical effect of such "control and management" is wishful thinking.  The OHV riders are hidden in the forests, far from any practical oversight or control of an enforcement officer.  Although the vast majority of riders are well intentioned, there will always be the few bad actors who ignore or even purposely violate the rules, and then there are those who simply do not know the rules or property boundaries.

 

Instead of issuing meaningless platitudes about how "control and management" will provide the solution, the BLM (and Forest Service) should be exploring more innovative and proactive solutions to control the rogue OHV riders.

 

One approach is to develop and deploy a positive monitoring and control of OHV users, such as developing a monitoring system that uses GPS technology to monitor every OHV.  An on-board GPS unit could map every legitimate trail, detect any off-trail transgression, and broadcast its location to local or even satellite receivers.  A computerized monitoring system could register every off-trail transgression, and notify on-duty patrol officers.  Appropriate fines could be levied against the registered owner of the OHV, even without an officer present.  The system could send a "ticket" by mail to the registered owner of the OHV.  Likewise, heavy fines could be levied against any vehicle found not to have the necessary GPS equipment, or found to have non-operating equipment.  Enforcement of rogue behavior would be real-time and complete.  Such equipment would allow enforcement people to immediately locate the bad actors.  There would be other benefits to such a system, such as providing the rider with his/her location, maps of the area trails, and features to explore.  The system could also monitor and document trail use, and could even support Oregon's effort to monitor gasoline use (or miles traveled) for the calculation of gas tax allocation to the state OHV funds.

 

Although this proposal may sound far-fetched, the technology exists today, and widespread application could drive costs to a practical level.

 

Bob Kingsnorth

Central Point, Oregon





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EM-2076 <shelob@presys.com> Western Oregon Plan Revisions 1/6/2008 17:27:34 Bureau of Land Management, Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue, Portland, OR 97208

CC: Oregon Congressional delegation

Re: BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions

Dear BLM,
I am very concerned with the direction the Bush Administration is headed
in with the management of nearly 2.6 million acres of federal forests
under the Western Oregon Plan Revisions. The changes that the BLM is
contemplating will unravel the protections of the landmark Northwest
Forest Plan, and may lead to water pollution, degraded habitat, and
increased conflict and controversy.

Your current proposal is unacceptable. The agency proposes to increase
old-growth logging on public lands in western Oregon by 700%, build
1,000 miles of new logging road in the next decade and clearcut at a 9-1
ratio to thinning. This is a myopic and backwards proposal that depletes
our natural resource base for future generations by weakening
protections for forests, creeks and salmon. Shockingly, the proposal
ignores the role that these forests play in regulating the climate.

Most Americans want federal land managers to embrace thinning second
growth forests, safeguard communities from wildfire and protect what
remains of our nation's ancient forests. By focusing on previously
logged public forestlands - many of which are now overgrown and in need
of thinning - they are providing wood to local mills while actually
improving conditions for fish and wildlife and keeping saws out of
precious old-growth forests.

In contrast, the WOPR proposes to inflame the controversy by increasing
old-growth clear-cutting for a short-term economic fix. The WOPR puts
water quality at-risk and would destroy some of Oregon's most special
places. We should protect our remaining mature and old-growth forests on
public land, not clear-cut these natural treasures as the WOPR proposes
to do.

It is disappointing that at a time when public consensus for old-growth
protection and second-growth thinning has never been stronger, the BLM
is proposing to clear-cut forests older than our nation and turn complex
ecosystems into flammable tree farms.

Please protect remaining old-growth forests, focus active management of
BLM lands in already logged-over areas, and concentrate job
opportunities in restoration forestry that would benefit watersheds and
generate wood products without multiplying past mistakes.

Sincerely,
Linda Sherwood, RN, BSN
POB 1488
Florence, OR 97439


CC: Oregon Congressional delegation

Senator Ron Wyden
1220 SW 3rd Ave., Suite 585, Portland, OR 97204

Senator Gordon Smith
121 SW Salmon St., Suite 1250, Portland, OR 97204

Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-4th)
405 East 8th Ave. #2030, Eugene, OR 97401

Rep. Greg Walden (R-2nd)
843 East Main Street, Ste 400, Medford, OR 97504

Rep. Earl Blumenhauer (D-3rd)
729 N.E. Oregon St., Suite 115, Portland, OR 97232

Rep. Darlene Hooley (D-5th)
315 Mission Street SE #101, Salem, Oregon 97302
EM-2077 Vajra Ma <VajraMa@GreatGoddess.org> Please protect our old-growth forests! 1/6/2008 17:46:40 Dear BLM,
I am a native resident of Oregon, returning after living out of the state for three decades. Oregon is an extraordinary place to live and I want to keep it that way. Some of the wonderful aspects of Oregon are the old-growth forests, excellent recreation, and opportunities to view wildlife on public lands. After learning about the BLM's Western Oregon Plan Revisions, I am very concerned this plan will degrade my ability to enjoy the public lands in western Oregon, not to mention damage the ecological systems. The changes the Bureau of Land Management is proposing will unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan for old-growth forests and wildlife, and will lead to water pollution, degraded habitat, and increased conflict and controversy.

Some of my concerns include:
- I'm disappointed that all special areas (Research Natural Areas and Areas of Critical Environmental Concern) won't be protected from logging under WOPR. These areas contain unique values that many people seek out to enjoy. These areas should not be opened to logging.

- The increased, widespread clearcutting of forests under WOPR could reduce property values and the quality of life of thousands of Oregonians living near BLM lands. Over 1,000 miles of new logging road and 140,000 acres of clearcuts in the first decade alone would scar Oregon's spectacular landscape.

- Clearcutting of old growth forests and proposed "Off Highway Vehicle Emphasis Areas" threaten the peace and quiet for rural residents, visitors, and wildlife. Oregon needs rural residents and tourism to feed our economy - catering to the timber and motorized vehicle industry alone is not a solution.

Oregon's remaining old-growth forests are a treasure -- offering wonderful recreation opportunities, clean water, homes for wildlife, and offsetting global warming. But the WOPR is a step back to the unsustainable days of clear-cutting this amazing resource, endangering wildlife, muddying streams, and fueling public outcry. A better way is to protect our heritage forests and focus on thinning and restoration of the plentiful unhealthy plantations left over from the last logging boom. This approach would safeguard the many values of old-growth forests that make Oregon a place I want to live, while providing sustainable jobs and other economic benefits for rural communities.

Vajra Ma
11 Tara Lane
Sunny Valley, OR 97497
EM-2078 RCKingsnorth@aol.com WOPR - OHV 1/6/2008 17:56:16 OHV noise is a major impact on other users of an area, "dissuading" them from sharing areas designated for OHV use.  "Dissuading" other users is a euphemistic way of saying "driving away" other users.  OHV noise is also the most pervasive and persistent impact on nearby private homes.  The noise travels farther than many users realize.  From the perspective of a quiet home, even the lowest level of detectable noise becomes a "Chinese water torture" for the resident.

 

Any OHV trail should be located to avoid the intrusion of OHV noise at a private home.  The acceptable decibel level may need to be "below ambient".  "At ambient", the unique character of the OHV noise may be detectable, causing on-going irritation and nuisance to the resident.

 

The Executive Order 11644 and Interior Department 43 CFR §8342.1 requires that trails be located considering "the compatibility of [OHV] uses with existing conditions in populated areas, taking into account noise and other factors."  The WOPR has recognized the "incompatibility" of OHV and other users, "dissuading" other users (WOPR Chapter 4, page 778).  The same "noise and other factors" makes OHV and private homes "incompatible".

 

The solution is to locate OHV trails far enough away from private property to isolate the private property from OHV noise.  Terrain, vegetation, and even weather will influence how the noise travels, and must be accounted for.

 

Another aspect of the noise issue is the allowed noise level of the OHV itself.  I have seen published limits of 99 decibels.  This is an extremely high level, and should be easily reduced by engineering the exhaust system.  (What is the noise level of a Chevy Malibu exhaust system?)

 

The next level of noise reduction can be achieved with battery powered OHV.  Battery power also has the benefit of reducing the harmful emissions of internal combustion engines.

 

OHV users claim that noise is beneficial, providing warning to wildlife that an OHV is coming.  These groups apparently share the BLM's desire to "dissuade" wildlife from visiting the area.  In addition, the OHV groups say that the noise provides warning to other OHV users on the trails.  If an OHV rider is "in control of the vehicle", visual contact should be more than adequate. 

 

As a member of the Motorcycle Riders Association likes to say, "Less sound, more ground."

 

Bob Kingsnorth

Central Point





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EM-2079 RCKingsnorth@aol.com WOPR - OHV 1/6/2008 18:01:31 The Johns Peak / Timber Mountain OHV designation was proposed in the RMP in 1995.  Supposedly the plan was to "study" the "proposal".

 

Since that time, OHV use has increased significantly.  The Johns Peak "OHV Site" is promoted in "The Official Guide to OHV Oregon" published by the Oregon State Parks.  The Guide was reprinted in 2006, and continues to feature the Johns Peak OHV Site.  The Guide is displayed and available at the Medford BLM offices.  The Johns Peak site is promoted by numerous web sites:

 

A google search for OHV "Johns Peak" produced 240 hits, a sampling follows:

 

http://atv.prd.state.or.us/site_detail.php?UID=18

Oregon Parks and Recreation Department: ATVs 

Over 14,000 acres of trails with varying degrees of difficulty. For Class I, II and III vehicles. Jointly maintained by the BLM and the Motorcycle Riders Association.

 

www.oohva.org/ohv%20area%20pages/johnspeak.html

Oregon Off-Highway Vehicle Association

"Over 14,000 acres open to Class I, II and III ATVs."

 

http://www.atvaonline.com/ride/johnspeak.asp

All Terrain Vehicle Association

When it comes to ATV recreation in Oregon, it's hard to decide where to start, since the state boasts 24 separate OHV areas that allow ATV use. But you won't go wrong with the Johns Peak/Timber Mountain OHV area, located on the outskirts of Medford, Oregon's third-largest metropolitan area.  One of the best reasons to choose this area is 600 miles of trails, some very well maintained, winding through 14,000 acres.

 

https://www.trailsource.com/secure/registration.asp?TYPE=OHV&ID=18387&REFERRER=GOOGLE

TrailSource, PO Box 2795 Crested Butte, CO 81224 USA

"Johns Peak / Timber Mountain OHV Area in the Medford"

 

http://4wheeldrive.about.com/b/2005/07/28/oregons-600-miles-of-atv-trails.htm

About, Inc., A part of The New York Times Company.

Medford, Oregon's John's Peak/Timber Mountain OHV Area offers 600 miles of trails winding through 14,000 acres for all-terrain vehicles. It is located just east of Central Point and northwest of Jacksonville.

 

http://www.fordtruckfanatics.com/forum/archive/index.php?t-166.html

John's Peak

 

http://wikitravel.org/en/OHV_Riding_in_Oregon

Wikitravel - Rogue Valley Motocross

Johns Peak Has everything from hard fast trails to slow kid trails. The best part is that it doesnt get muddy during the winter. It is all on sandy loam and the water just sinks through. Making it a relatively clean fun ride during the winter.

 

All this promotion and activity is based on a "proposal to study". 

 

What will the activity be like if the area is actually designated an OHV Emphasis Area?

 

Is it a surprise that the residents of Johns Peak / Timber Mountain are concerned about the impact of an OHV designation in their neighborhoods?

 

If the BLM cannot even get the "Johns Peak BLM OHV Site" removed from an Oregon Parks Department guide, what control will the BLM have over the Johns Peak area?  Or is the BLM willingly promoting the area before it has completed an EIS?

 

Bob Kingsnorth

Central Point, Oregon





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EM-2080 Eric Wiser <emwiser@earthlink.net> Western Oregon Plan Revisions 1/6/2008 18:12:02 January 6, 2008
Western Oregon Plan Revisions


Dear Western Oregon Plan Revisions,

As a sportsman in western Oregon, I am deeply concerned with the Bureau of Land
Management's recently released draft version of the Western Oregon Plan Revisions.
The plans outlined in the document would dramatically alter public lands management
in western Oregon to the detriment of fish and wildlife and, by extension, hunting
and fishing.

I frequently visit Bureau of Land Management land in western Oregon, and I'm
worried the BLM's plan would have a significant impact on my ability to hunt and
fish in this region, and, more importantly, my ability to pass down my sporting
heritage to the next generation of hunters and anglers in western Oregon.

For example, reduction of streamside buffers to 25 feet would most certainly
have a negative impact on our trout and salmon fisheries throughout the region.
Timber harvest in close vicinity to fish-bearing or fish-spawning waters will
contribute sediment to the systems, with the potential to smother fish eggs and
spawning gravel. Additionally, removing streamside vegetation will reduce cover
and likely result in temperature increases that could prove fatal to our fisheries.

What's more, plans to construct about 1,000 miles of new roads over the next
decade, and to allow 14,000 acres of clearcut logging annually could have drastic
impacts on the region's struggling, but recovering, fisheries.

Add in the conversion of our low-elevation oak savanna forests to conifer plantations
and the creation of new off-highway-vehicle emphasis areas, and the plan becomes
detrimental to our big-game herds and upland game bird populations.

In short, the Western Oregon Plan Revisions are unacceptable from a hunting
and angling standpoint. Ideally, the BLM would offer a full range of alternatives
when it comes to the plan revisions, with all of those alternatives providing
some measure of fish and wildlife protection.

Finally, off-highway vehicle management should not be addressed at the region-wide
level, but rather by individual BLM districts, and with a generous opportunity
for public comment at the local level.

Salmon and Steelhead runs are so iprotant to the ecosystem. Please leave the
larger buffer outside the streams. Plus it will help control local flooding.

Sincerely

Eric Wiser
1367 Dawn Dr
Stayton, OR 97383-1320

EM-2081 Phil Schnabel <PhilSchnabel@comcast.net> WOPR Whopper 1/6/2008 18:18:05 5259 Olympic Circle

Eugene, OR 97402

email: PhilSchnabel@comcast.net

January 7, 2008

Dear BLM

Re: The whopper, WOPR.

Corporations have done a lot of good. Almost always, however, the good they do is associated directly with PR & the bottom line.

My career in the wood products industry started in 1940 when I worked as a "Brush Piler" for PFI near Lewiston Idaho. At that time, Weyerhaeuser owned PFI & widely advertised the Lewiston sawmill as the "Largest White Pine Mill In The World." They had huge log drives every year bringing log rafts down the Clearwater River to the mill pond. Where is all the White Pine now? Where are all the trees now. Where are Weyerhaeuser's "Trees Forever". What percentage of old growth has already been cut? Who does clear-cutting benefit?


After receiving my engineering degree, & during my 33 years of supervisory & management responsibilities with: Weyerhaeuser (PFI), Crown Zellerbach, American Can Company, Pope & Talbot, & James River (later Georgia Pacific) I was close enough to the top to know when they had to choose between profits or doing the best thing for environment, wildlife, & future generations - the environment, wildlife, & future generations lost every time. They did do a lot of Public Relations advertising about the great things they were doing for the environment, wildlife, & future generations (but things they were required to do by law anyway).

I'm urging you to please save our forests, watersheds, & the wildlife which depends on the meager remaining forests for survival. Permit NO old growth cutting - & NO clear cutting. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to recognize that clear cutting & old growth cutting (regardless of the 70+ years of false propaganda we've all been subjected to) benefit only the timber companies & landowners whose trees are cut. Don't be taken in.

Sincerely,       Phil Schnabel
EM-2082 Lloyd A. Geraths <l_g_geraths@hotmail.com> Western Oregon Plan Revisions 1/6/2008 18:32:02 January 6, 2008
Western Oregon Plan Revisions


Dear Western Oregon Plan Revisions,

As a sportsman in western Oregon, I am deeply concerned with the Bureau of Land
Management's recently released draft version of the Western Oregon Plan Revisions.
The plans outlined in the document would dramatically alter public lands management
in western Oregon to the detriment of fish and wildlife and, by extension, hunting
and fishing.

I frequently visit Bureau of Land Management land in western Oregon, and I'm
worried the BLM's plan would have a significant impact on my ability to hunt and
fish in this region, and, more importantly, my ability to pass down my sporting
heritage to the next generation of hunters and anglers in western Oregon.

For example, reduction of streamside buffers to 25 feet would most certainly
have a negative impact on our trout and salmon fisheries throughout the region.
Timber harvest in close vicinity to fish-bearing or fish-spawning waters will
contribute sediment to the systems, with the potential to smother fish eggs and
spawning gravel. Additionally, removing streamside vegetation will reduce cover
and likely result in temperature increases that could prove fatal to our fisheries.

What's more, plans to construct about 1,000 miles of new roads over the next
decade, and to allow 14,000 acres of clearcut logging annually could have drastic
impacts on the region's struggling, but recovering, fisheries.

Add in the conversion of our low-elevation oak savanna forests to conifer plantations
and the creation of new off-highway-vehicle emphasis areas, and the plan becomes
detrimental to our big-game herds and upland game bird populations.

In short, the Western Oregon Plan Revisions are unacceptable from a hunting
and angling standpoint. Ideally, the BLM would offer a full range of alternatives
when it comes to the plan revisions, with all of those alternatives providing
some measure of fish and wildlife protection.

Finally, off-highway vehicle management should not be addressed at the region-wide
level, but rather by individual BLM districts, and with a generous opportunity
for public comment at the local level.

Most of the above statement BS. I personally know some of the authors and their
integrity and knowledge of resource management is beyond reproach. Once again
TU is feeding the public half truths and doomsday fears. That is one of the reasons
I dropped my membership in that group.

Sincerely

Lloyd A Geraths
2347 NW Marken St
Bend, OR 97701-8638

EM-2083 barb giudici <barbgiudici@yahoo.com> OHVs 1/6/2008 19:39:51 I live 1 mile outside Jacksonville, OR, where the BLM
is considering a large OHV park. Other sites where
OHVs have been driven are scarred with deep ruts
causing disasterous runoff, total defacing of the
area, and litter scattered unresponsibly. There is no
question that the noise would pollute this part of the
Rogue Valley. WHY would the BLM consider buying land
to create a destructive "park"??? There is total
negative effect on the citizens who live here! I ask
for a veto on buying land for the Jacksonville OHV
park.

Barbara Giudici
3724 Walker Creek Rd.
Central Point, OR 97502


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EM-2084 Anne Banks <earthborngarden@gmail.com> Please protect our old-growth forests! 1/6/2008 19:48:09 Dear BLM,
I am very concerned with the direction the BLM is headed with the management of nearly 2.6 million acres of federal forests under the Western Oregon Plan Revisions. The changes the agency is contemplating will unravel the protections of the landmark Northwest Forest Plan, and will lead to water pollution, degraded habitat, and increased conflict and controversy.
We needto protect the old growth trees. They represent an important biomass that needs preserving. Don't just go for the short term gain. There is more at stake, here

BLM lands in western Oregon contain about 1-million acres of our remaining older forests. The WOPR would increase logging of forests over 200 years sevenfold, and threatens some of Oregon's best remaining ancient forests. Two thousand square miles of forest would be put in "Timber Management Areas," where clearcutting is emphasized.

By logging closer to streams the WOPR reduces important protections for clean water and Pacific salmon. High quality drinking water originates on BLM lands for the citizens of Salem, Corvallis, Eugene, and 70 other Oregon communities. Salmon need cool, clean water, but the WOPR would remove stream buffers that shade streams and keep sediment from the water. Please leave the existing protections for riparian areas in place.

Wildlife such as elk and black bear and threatened species like the northern spotted owl and the marbled murrelet rely on BLM forests. The WOPR would reduce protections for wildlife populations and diminish habitat for countless plant and wildlife species. Please choose an alternative that leaves habitat protections for wildlife, especially in existing old-growth forests, in place.

There are many less sensitive and more practical places to generate wood fiber than our last remaining ancient forests, like the millions of acres of young, even-age tree plantations that have grown since previous clearcuts. By focusing on previously logged public forestlands - many of which are now overgrown and in need of thinning - the BLM would provide wood to local mills while actually improving conditions for fish and wildlife and keeping saws out of precious old-growth forests.

Instead, the WOPR proposes to inflame the controversy by increasing old-growth clearcutting for a short-term economic fix. The WOPR puts water quality at risk and would destroy some of Oregon's most special places. We should protect our remaining mature and old-growth forests on public land, not clearcut these natural treasures.

Anne Banks
278 Mitchell St.
Hillsdale, NY 12529
EM-2085 barb giudici <barbgiudici@yahoo.com> old growth forests in Oregon 1/6/2008 19:51:39 I am writing to request that the BLM reconsider
allowing the cutting of old growth forests for timber.
They beautify our state, and cannot be replaced in
our lifetime, or that or our grandchildren. Where is
the responsible forethinking in such a decision?

My understanding of the BLM is that it stands for the
"preservation of the beauty of our lands, as well as
use of its resources".

Barbara Giudici
3724 Walker Creek Rd.
Central Point, OR 97502




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EM-2086 Jim & Mona Bronson <jimona22@comcast.net> Protect Public Forests, Rivers and Wildlife 1/6/2008 19:56:06 Bureau of Land Management, Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue Portland, Oregon
Portland, OR 97208

CC: Oregon Congressional delegation

Re: BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions

Dear BLM administrators:

Since public commentary on the pending Western Oregon Plan Revision has
been invited through 1/11/08, I submit the following for your
consideration.

As an Oregon resident for the past 24 years, I've enjoyed many
recreational uses of Western Oregon's diverse, forested areas and am
deeply concerned about the potential damage to these ecosystems for the
sake of increased industrial timber consumption. Healthy, protected
forests are one of Oregon's most important natural assets. Old growth
clearcutting promises only a short-term economic boom for the few, while
an economic bust is easily foreseeable under this plan as fish,
wildlife, and the old growth forests that they rely on dwindle. I am
therefore strongly in favor of the BLM taking NO ACTION in revising the
Northwest Forest plan, and am opposed to the BLM's preference for
Alternative 2 of the plan.

Alternative 2 would take many forested areas of outstanding natural
value out of Late Successional Reserve and move them to Timber
Management Areas for clearcutting. However, by removing large areas of
mature and old growth forests which store significant amounts of carbon,
Alternative 2 would contribute to global warming as would the aggressive
clearcuts planned in this Alternative. Since greater oxidation of the
forest floor occurs following clearcuts, climate concerns are involved.
Also, scientific research has shown that cut-over areas recover much
better with the protection of green standing trees, snags, decomposing
downed trees, etc. Alternative 2 would also support salvage logging
even in Late Successional forests, which is bad science and an
invitation to arsonists. These and other carbon problems have not been
addressed in the BLM's Draft Environmental Impact Statement. This
represents a serious scientific flaw. This Alternative would also
greatly shrink riparian buffers, which protect streams and rivers and
provide "dispersal habitat" for many species, and would thereby reduce
habitat for salmon, spotted owls, marbled murrelets, and other wildlife.

I urge the Bureau of Land Management to stay with the Northwest Forest
Plan/No Action Alternative, which was painstakingly worked out as a
compromise among many parts of our community and is based on sound
science. Please protect remaining old-growth forests, focus active
management of BLM lands in already logged-over areas, and concentrate
job opportunities in restoration forestry that would benefit watersheds
and generate wood products without multiplying past mistakes.

Sincerely,

Mona Bronson
2435 Van Buren Street
Eugene, OR 97405
EM-2087 Sally Palmer <palmerlavinduo@gmail.com> Please protect our old-growth forests! 1/6/2008 20:17:02 Dear BLM,
As a life-long Oregon resident, I have witnessed many people, organizations, and universities working for years trying to balance logging interests with forest protection interests. With endless hours of time, love, care and money, so many people have been trying to work out these delicate compromises for salmon recovery, stream and river health, rare plant and animal protection, and for all the many other wonderful and necessary things old growth forests bring to us.

There is so much at stake. Cutting these biggest trees in these most intact and natural forests takes away some of the last of what we are hanging onto by a thread. It takes away Oregon! It takes away the best of what this state stands for and the spirit of the place that draws people to come here and to stay and be happy here. Losing more natural forests before we understand the depths of the impact of this loss on Oregon, could be a bigger disaster ecomically and environmentally then we even already know it is. As more is lost it becomes too late even to learn the extent of the damage to all of us.

It is simply not in the best interests of the state on any level to tear us all apart again with new gut wrenching debate, for a false sense of temporary economic gain instead of real, long term sustainable economy building.

A better way is to protect our heritage forests and focus on thinning and restoration of the plentiful unhealthy plantations left over from the last logging boom. This approach would safeguard the many values of old-growth forests that make Oregon a place I want to live, while providing sustainable jobs and other economic benefits for rural communities.

Sally Palmer
2763 Potter Alley
Eugene, OR 97405
EM-2088 seafauna2@earthlink.net <seafauna2@earthlink.net> Stop WOPR - Protect BLM forests 1/6/2008 20:23:31 I am very concerned about the 2.6 million acres of forest managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in Oregon. The BLM is moving forward with the Western Oregon Plan Revision, which will increase logging in Oregon's old-growth forests sevenfold by clearcutting in currently protected old growth forest reserves and sensitive salmon bearing rivers and creeks. Sincerely,  Fauna-June and Frank Fauth,  21690 E.BeavercreekRd., Cloverdale, Or. 97112-9493
 
 
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EM-2089 Ron Patton <patton_news@msn.com> BLM's WOPR proposal 1/6/2008 20:47:36 The BLM's WOPR proposal is completely unacceptable in every respect. Absolutely NO to a seven-fold increase in old-growth clear-cutting beginning with 58,000 acres of old-growth clear-cut in the first ten years. Absolutely NO to fewer, smaller old-growth reserves making those reserves 48% smaller than the minimum needed for legal compliance and recovery of threatened species. Absolutely NO to dramatically reducing stream buffers by 75%. Absolutely NO to Degrading our water quality, where more clear-cutting and roads will only make it harder to fix the already 600 miles of polluted streams on BLM land. Absolutely NO to all clear-cutting of Oregon's National Forest and creating a situation where Owl nest stands are left unprotected. Absolutely NO to creating a 40% reduction in marbled murrelet nesting habitat and spotted owl dispersal habitat. Absolutely NO to transforming fire-resilient old forests into dense young forests that are prone to high severity fire. And absolutely NO to continuing to advance a corporate agenda based on incompetent, environmentally, and socially destructive practices orchestrated by the Bush administration. Please protect remaining old-growth forests, focus active management of BLM lands in already logged-over areas, and concentrate job opportunities in restoration forestry that would benefit watersheds and generate wood products without multiplying past mistakes.

 

Sincerely,

 

Ronald and Sandra Patton

2216 15th Street

Springfield, OR 97477
EM-2090 Kevin Bruner <sfkrb32@hotmail.com> Western Oregon Plan Revisions 1/6/2008 21:12:02 January 6, 2008
Western Oregon Plan Revisions


Dear Western Oregon Plan Revisions,

As a sportsman in western Oregon, I am deeply concerned with the Bureau of Land
Management's recently released draft version of the Western Oregon Plan Revisions.
The plans outlined in the document would dramatically alter public lands management
in western Oregon to the detriment of fish and wildlife and, by extension, hunting
and fishing.

I frequently visit Bureau of Land Management land in western Oregon, and I'm
worried the BLM's plan would have a significant impact on my ability to hunt and
fish in this region, and, more importantly, my ability to pass down my sporting
heritage to the next generation of hunters and anglers in western Oregon.

For example, reduction of streamside buffers to 25 feet would most certainly
have a negative impact on our trout and salmon fisheries throughout the region.
Timber harvest in close vicinity to fish-bearing or fish-spawning waters will
contribute sediment to the systems, with the potential to smother fish eggs and
spawning gravel. Additionally, removing streamside vegetation will reduce cover
and likely result in temperature increases that could prove fatal to our fisheries.

What's more, plans to construct about 1,000 miles of new roads over the next
decade, and to allow 14,000 acres of clearcut logging annually could have drastic
impacts on the region's struggling, but recovering, fisheries.

Add in the conversion of our low-elevation oak savanna forests to conifer plantations
and the creation of new off-highway-vehicle emphasis areas, and the plan becomes
detrimental to our big-game herds and upland game bird populations.

In short, the Western Oregon Plan Revisions are unacceptable from a hunting
and angling standpoint. Ideally, the BLM would offer a full range of alternatives
when it comes to the plan revisions, with all of those alternatives providing
some measure of fish and wildlife protection.

Finally, off-highway vehicle management should not be addressed at the region-wide
level, but rather by individual BLM districts, and with a generous opportunity
for public comment at the local level.

Sincerely

Kevin Bruner
2306 NE Couch St
Portland, OR 97232-3121

EM-2091 Dave & Joanne <forsduo@presys.com> Re: BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions 1/6/2008 22:36:52 Bureau of Land Management, Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue, Portland, OR 97208

CC: Oregon Congressional delegation

Re: BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions

Dear BLM,
I am very concerned with the direction the Bush Administration is headed in with the management of nearly 2.6 million acres of federal forests under the Western Oregon Plan Revisions. The changes that the BLM is contemplating will unravel the protections of the landmark Northwest Forest Plan, and may lead to water pollution, degraded habitat, and increased conflict and controversy.

Your current proposal is unacceptable. The agency proposes to increase old-growth logging on public lands in western Oregon by 700%, build 1,000 miles of new logging road in the next decade and clearcut at a 9-1 ratio to thinning. This is a myopic and backwards proposal that depletes our natural resource base for future generations by weakening protections for forests, creeks and salmon. Shockingly, the proposal ignores the role that these forests play in regulating the climate.

Most Americans want federal land managers to embrace thinning second growth forests, safeguard communities from wildfire and protect what remains of our nation's ancient forests. By focusing on previously logged public forestlands - many of which are now overgrown and in need of thinning - they are providing wood to local mills while actually improving conditions for fish and wildlife and keeping saws out of precious old-growth forests.

In contrast, the WOPR proposes to inflame the controversy by increasing old-growth clear-cutting for a short-term economic fix. The WOPR puts water quality at-risk and would destroy some of Oregon's most special places. We should protect our remaining mature and old-growth forests on public land, not clear-cut these natural treasures as the WOPR proposes to do.

It is disappointing that at a time when public consensus for old-growth protection and second-growth thinning has never been stronger, the BLM is proposing to clear-cut forests older than our nation and turn complex ecosystems into flammable tree farms.

Please protect remaining old-growth forests, focus active management of BLM lands in already logged-over areas, and concentrate job opportunities in restoration forestry that would benefit watersheds and generate wood products without multiplying past mistakes.

Sincerely,

David and Joanne Forsberg


CC: Oregon Congressional delegation

Senator Ron Wyden
1220 SW 3rd Ave., Suite 585, Portland, OR 97204

Senator Gordon Smith
121 SW Salmon St., Suite 1250, Portland, OR 97204

Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-4th)
405 East 8th Ave. #2030, Eugene, OR 97401  

EM-2092 Benjamin House <bjammmin@yahoo.co.uk> Scrap the WOPR 1/6/2008 22:59:00 Dear BLM,
I live in Eugene, Oregon.
After learning about the BLM's Western Oregon Plan Revisions, I am very concerned this plan will destroy irreplaceable old growth forest habitat in western Oregon. The changes the Bureau of Land Management is proposing will unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan for old-growth forests and wildlife, and will lead to water pollution, degraded wildlife and salmon habitat, and increased conflict and controversy.
The problems with this plan (WOPR) are too many to list.
It all adds up to an environmental catastrophy.
BLM needs to go back to the drawing board.
They need to remember that there is no replacing the Ancient Trees once they are gone.

Benjamin House
1380 jefferson st.
Eugene, OR 97402
EM-2093 Chris Cox <chris240b@netzero.com> Stop WOPR - Protect BLM forests 1/6/2008 23:00:51  
I am very concerned about the 2.6 million acres of forest managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in Oregon. The BLM is moving forward with the Western Oregon Plan Revision, which will increase logging in Oregon's old-growth forests sevenfold by clearcutting in currently protected old growth forest reserves and sensitive salmon bearing rivers and creeks. I'm currently a biology student specializing in forest ecology and I can tell you that every educated person in the field of ecology is very concerned about how this will effect us for the next few hundred years. Remember, those replanted trees will not become old-growth until your great, great, great, great, great, great grandchildren will be retiring!
 
Very concerned citizen,
 
Chris Cox
13589 SW Electric ST
Beaverton, OR 97005
EM-2094 David Jaffe <david-jaffe@comcast.net> Western Oregon Plan Revisions 1/6/2008 23:02:01 January 6, 2008
Western Oregon Plan Revisions


Dear Western Oregon Plan Revisions,

As a sportsman in western Oregon, I am deeply concerned with the Bureau of Land
Management's recently released draft version of the Western Oregon Plan Revisions.
The plans outlined in the document would dramatically alter public lands management
in western Oregon to the detriment of fish and wildlife and, by extension, hunting
and fishing.

I frequently visit Bureau of Land Management land in western Oregon, and I'm
worried the BLM's plan would have a significant impact on my ability to hunt and
fish in this region, and, more importantly, my ability to pass down my sporting
heritage to the next generation of hunters and anglers in western Oregon.

For example, reduction of streamside buffers to 25 feet would most certainly
have a negative impact on our trout and salmon fisheries throughout the region.
Timber harvest in close vicinity to fish-bearing or fish-spawning waters will
contribute sediment to the systems, with the potential to smother fish eggs and
spawning gravel. Additionally, removing streamside vegetation will reduce cover
and likely result in temperature increases that could prove fatal to our fisheries.

What's more, plans to construct about 1,000 miles of new roads over the next
decade, and to allow 14,000 acres of clearcut logging annually could have drastic
impacts on the region's struggling, but recovering, fisheries.

Add in the conversion of our low-elevation oak savanna forests to conifer plantations
and the creation of new off-highway-vehicle emphasis areas, and the plan becomes
detrimental to our big-game herds and upland game bird populations.

In short, the Western Oregon Plan Revisions are unacceptable from a hunting
and angling standpoint. Ideally, the BLM would offer a full range of alternatives
when it comes to the plan revisions, with all of those alternatives providing
some measure of fish and wildlife protection.

Finally, off-highway vehicle management should not be addressed at the region-wide
level, but rather by individual BLM districts, and with a generous opportunity
for public comment at the local level.

Sincerely

David Jaffe
2224 SE 170th Ave
Portland, OR 97233-4122

EM-2095 will roddingsoma <grannyfartpudding@yahoo.com> Please preserve ALL old growth forest 1/7/2008 3:32:47 I hope all of you at the BLM get a chance to visit an
pacific NW virgin old growth forest and get an
understanding of the complex subtle systems that make
these powerful fragmented ecosystems so precious. One
that contradicks the current offical "facts" rooted in
the twisted logic of capitalist foresters teamed up
with the timber industry. I do not belive you when you
say you will plant 100,000 trees where a grove of
100-1100 year old trees stood a decade before and say
an old growth forest with the rich biodivirsity and
health will arise from those saplings. Just the fungi
present in a PNW old growth douglas fir forest is
amazing in its interwoven bond with the canopy above.
There is much more than fungi present there so I plead
with honest sorrow for our mother earth and all she
has endured under man's rule and ask you the people
ruling these lands under our current society, for the
ancient forests will outlive the greatest of empires
if we let them, to protect what little of the virgin
forest there is left and to come out publicly and
proffessionally against all logging of rich diverse
forest for any reason.


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EM-2096 Aaron Aasen <aaronaasen@hamptonaffiliates.com> BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision 1/7/2008 7:23:24 Aaron Aasen
1904 7th Street
Tillamook, OR 97141-3801


January 7, 2008

Edward Shepard
OR/WA State Director
Bureau of Land Management
PO Box 2965
Portland, OR 97208


Dear Edward Shepard:

Please accept the following comments on the BLM's Draft Environmental
Impact Statement for the Revision of the Resource Management Plans for
Western Oregon.

None of the three alternatives presented in the DEIS meet the requirements
of the O&C Act because they do not manage the land for the dominant use of
timber production. Reserving the majority (52%) of the suitable
timberlands for the purpose of a listed species is contrary to the O&C Act.

The BLM must develop and analyzes at least one alternative that maximizes
the amount of land in timber production and receipts to local county
governments, and meets its no jeopardy obligation.

Congress and the Administration must ensure that when the Plan is
finalized that the BLM receives adequate funding so that it can be fully
implemented.

When implemented, the Plan should live up to the full commitment that was
made to local counties.

Timber sale revenues must generate at least an amount equal to the funding
that was provided to local counties through the Secure Rural Schools and
Community Self-Determination Act on a yearly basis.

It is the obligation of the BLM to manage these timberlands to maximize
timber production while at the same time provide suitable habitat for
wildlife and fish species as set forth in the O&C Act. Increasing timber
sale revenues will generate much needed dollars for county programs
throughout the state while at the same time provide desperately needed
jobs in rural communities throughout Western Oregon.

In summary, the economic viability of our rural communities and the
overall health of our federal forests are of vital importance to me. I
ask that you give these comments full consideration as you prepare the
final Environmental Impact Statement and select the final management plans
for the Western Oregon BLM Districts.

Sincerely,


Aaron Aasen
(503) 842-8519

EM-2097 Kris McCall <krismccall@hamptonaffiliates.com> BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision 1/7/2008 7:37:57 Kris McCall
1616 North 18th Street Suite 108
Mount Vernon, WA 98273-2600


January 7, 2008

Edward Shepard
OR/WA State Director
Bureau of Land Management
PO Box 2965
Portland, OR 97208


Dear Edward Shepard:

Please accept the following comments on the BLM's Draft Environmental
Impact Statement for the Revision of the Resource Management Plans for
Western Oregon.

None of the three alternatives presented in the DEIS meet the requirements
of the O&C Act because they do not manage the land for the dominant use of
timber production. Reserving the majority (52%) of the suitable
timberlands for the purpose of a listed species is contrary to the O&C Act.

Because of the unique nature of the O&C Lands, by law these lands are not
available to be part of a reserve system designed to recover a listed
species. The BLM should consider active management for the protection of
listed and sensitive species and their habitat before adopting passive,
reserve strategies. The alternative selected by the BLM, however, should
be one that will not jeopardize the continued existence of listed species
within the species entire habitat range.

The BLM must develop and analyzes at least one alternative that maximizes
the amount of land in timber production and receipts to local county
governments, and meets its no jeopardy obligation.

Congress and the Administration must ensure that when the Plan is
finalized that the BLM receives adequate funding so that it can be fully
implemented.

Congress and the Administration must ensure that when the Plan is
finalized that the BLM receives adequate funding so that it can be fully
implemented.

When implemented, the Plan should live up to the full commitment that was
made to local counties.

Timber sale revenues must generate at least an amount equal to the funding
that was provided to local counties through the Secure Rural Schools and
Community Self-Determination Act on a yearly basis.

All BLM administered land should be managed to minimize the threat of
catastrophic wildfire on these lands and surrounding state and private
lands.

Access should be maintained through BLM administered lands for private
land access, fire suppression, as well as recreational uses, such as
hunting, fishing, boating and sightseeing.

In summary, the economic viability of our rural communities and the
overall health of our federal forests are of vital importance to me. I
ask that you give these comments full consideration as you prepare the
final Environmental Impact Statement and select the final management plans
for the Western Oregon BLM Districts.

Sincerely,


Kris McCall
(360) 848-0404

EM-2098 Frank Sprouse <fsprouse@sps.lane.edu> Protect Public Forests, Rivers and Wildlife 1/7/2008 8:17:09 Bureau of Land Management, Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue Portland, Oregon
Portland, OR 97208

CC: Oregon Congressional delegation

Re: BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions

Dear BLM,

I am very concerned with the direction the Bush Administration is
headed in with the management of nearly 2.6 million acres of federal
forests under the Western Oregon Plan Revisions. The changes that the
BLM is contemplating will unravel the protections of the landmark
Northwest Forest Plan, and may lead to water pollution, degraded
habitat, and increased conflict and controversy.

Your current proposal is unacceptable. The agency proposes to increase
old-growth logging on public lands in western Oregon by 700%, build
1,000 miles of new logging road in the next decade and clearcut at a
9-1 ratio to thinning. This is a myopic and backwards proposal that
depletes our natural resource base for future generations by weakening
protections for forests, creeks and salmon. Shockingly, the proposal
ignores the role that these forests play in regulating the climate.

Most Americans want federal land managers to embrace thinning second
growth forests, safeguard communities from wildfire and protect what
remains of our nation's ancient forests. By focusing on previously
logged public forestlands - many of which are now overgrown and in need
of thinning - they are providing wood to local mills while actually
improving conditions for fish and wildlife and keeping saws out of
precious old-growth forests.

In contrast, the WOPR proposes to inflame the controversy by increasing
old-growth clear-cutting for a short-term economic fix. The WOPR puts
water quality at-risk and would destroy some of Oregon's most special
places. We should protect our remaining mature and old-growth forests
on public land, not clear-cut these natural treasures as the WOPR
proposes to do.

It is disappointing that at a time when public consensus for old-growth
protection and second-growth thinning has never been stronger, the BLM
is proposing to clear-cut forests older than our nation and turn
complex ecosystems into flammable tree farms.

Please protect remaining old-growth forests, focus active management of
BLM lands in already logged-over areas, and concentrate job
opportunities in restoration forestry that would benefit watersheds and
generate wood products without multiplying past mistakes.

Sincerely,

Frank Sprouse
598 Brookside Dr.
Eugene, OR





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EM-2099 Xan Augerot <xan_augerot@yahoo.com> Western Oregon Plan Revisions 1/7/2008 9:42:03 January 7, 2008
Western Oregon Plan Revisions


Dear Western Oregon Plan Revisions,

As a sportsman in western Oregon, I am deeply concerned with the Bureau of Land
Management's recently released draft version of the Western Oregon Plan Revisions.
The plans outlined in the document would dramatically alter public lands management
in western Oregon to the detriment of fish and wildlife and, by extension, hunting
and fishing.

I frequently visit Bureau of Land Management land in western Oregon, and I'm
worried the BLM's plan would have a significant impact on my ability to hunt and
fish in this region, and, more importantly, my ability to pass down my sporting
heritage to the next generation of hunters and anglers in western Oregon.

For example, reduction of streamside buffers to 25 feet would most certainly
have a negative impact on our trout and salmon fisheries throughout the region.
Timber harvest in close vicinity to fish-bearing or fish-spawning waters will
contribute sediment to the systems, with the potential to smother fish eggs and
spawning gravel. Additionally, removing streamside vegetation will reduce cover
and likely result in temperature increases that could prove fatal to our fisheries.

What's more, plans to construct about 1,000 miles of new roads over the next
decade, and to allow 14,000 acres of clearcut logging annually could have drastic
impacts on the region's struggling, but recovering, fisheries.

Add in the conversion of our low-elevation oak savanna forests to conifer plantations
and the creation of new off-highway-vehicle emphasis areas, and the plan becomes
detrimental to our big-game herds and upland game bird populations.

In short, the Western Oregon Plan Revisions are unacceptable from a hunting
and angling standpoint. Ideally, the BLM would offer a full range of alternatives
when it comes to the plan revisions, with all of those alternatives providing
some measure of fish and wildlife protection.

Finally, off-highway vehicle management should not be addressed at the region-wide
level, but rather by individual BLM districts, and with a generous opportunity
for public comment at the local level.

All of the BLM options seem to be solutions to the wrong problem. The real
issues are county finances and forest health, not subsidizing timber company operations.
These measures seem designed mostly to support the latter. At a time of low timber
demand and falling prices, I believe the BLM should be working with other Coast
Range land owners to experiment with more creative landscape scale timber management
that will foster long-term fish and wildlife productivity, recreation, and timber
values.


Sincerely

Xan Augerot
1615 SE Bethel St
Corvallis, OR 97333-1251

EM-2100 Kirsten A Flynn <kir@declan.com> Protect Public Forests, Rivers and Wildlife 1/7/2008 9:43:59 Bureau of Land Management, Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office

333 SW 1st. Avenue Portland, Oregon

Portland, OR 97208


CC: Oregon Congressional delegation


Re: BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions


Dear BLM,


I am very concerned with the direction the Bush Administration is headed in with the management of nearly 2.6 million acres of federal forests under the Western Oregon Plan Revisions. The changes that the BLM is contemplating will undo the protections of the landmark Northwest Forest Plan, and may lead to water pollution, degraded habitat, and increased conflict and controversy.


Your current proposal is unacceptable. We need to preserve our remaining old growth forests and log in second growth lands.  These forests are the "lungs" of the western states and play an important role in sequestering carbon to prevent global warming


Most Americans want federal land managers to embrace thinning second growth forests, safeguard communities from wildfire and protect what remains of our nation's ancient forests. By focusing on previously logged public forestlands - many of which are now overgrown and in need of thinning - they are providing wood to local mills while actually improving conditions for fish and wildlife and keeping saws out of precious old-growth forests.


In contrast, the WOPR proposes to inflame the controversy by increasing old-growth clear-cutting for a short-term economic fix. The WOPR puts water quality at-risk and would destroy some of Oregon's most special places. We should protect our remaining mature and old-growth forests on public land, not clear-cut these natural treasures as the WOPR proposes to do.


It is disappointing that at a time when public consensus for old-growth protection and second-growth thinning has never been stronger, the BLM is proposing to clear-cut forests older than our nation and turn complex ecosystems into flammable tree farms.


Please protect remaining old-growth forests, focus active management of BLM lands in already logged-over areas, and concentrate job opportunities in restoration forestry .


Sincerely,


Kirsten A Flynn
Sustainable Home
www.sustainablehome.com
471 Matadero Ave
Palo Alto, CA 94306
650-855-9476




EM-2101 Clare Miflin <c.miflin@kisscathcart.com> Protect Public Forests, Rivers and Wildlife 1/7/2008 9:59:00 Bureau of Land Management, Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office

333 SW 1st. Avenue Portland, Oregon

Portland, OR 97208


CC: Oregon Congressional delegation


Re: BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions


Dear BLM,


I am very concerned with the direction the Bush Administration is headed in with the management of nearly 2.6 million acres of federal forests under the Western Oregon Plan Revisions. The changes that the BLM is contemplating will unravel the protections of the landmark Northwest Forest Plan, and may lead to water pollution, degraded habitat, and increased conflict and controversy.


Your current proposal is unacceptable. The agency proposes to increase old-growth logging on public lands in western Oregon by 700%, build 1,000 miles of new logging road in the next decade and clearcut at a 9-1 ratio to thinning. This is a myopic and backwards proposal that depletes our natural resource base for future generations by weakening protections for forests, creeks and salmon. Shockingly, the proposal ignores the role that these forests play in regulating the climate. 


Most Americans want federal land managers to embrace thinning second growth forests, safeguard communities from wildfire and protect what remains of our nation's ancient forests. By focusing on previously logged public forestlands - many of which are now overgrown and in need of thinning - they are providing wood to local mills while actually improving conditions for fish and wildlife and keeping saws out of precious old-growth forests.


In contrast, the WOPR proposes to inflame the controversy by increasing old-growth clear-cutting for a short-term economic fix. The WOPR puts water quality at-risk and would destroy some of Oregon's most special places. We should protect our remaining mature and old-growth forests on public land, not clear-cut these natural treasures as the WOPR proposes to do.


It is disappointing that at a time when public consensus for old-growth protection and second-growth thinning has never been stronger, the BLM is proposing to clear-cut forests older than our nation and turn complex ecosystems into flammable tree farms.


Please protect remaining old-growth forests, focus active management of BLM lands in already logged-over areas, and concentrate job opportunities in restoration forestry that would benefit watersheds and generate wood products without multiplying past mistakes.


Sincerely,


Clare Miflin

Kiss + Cathcart, Architects

44 Court Street, Tower C

Brooklyn, NY 11201

Tel 718 237 2786

Fax 718 237 2025

www.kisscathcart.com

EM-2102 Joseph Gregory <je_gregory@comcast.net> Protect Public Forests, Rivers and Wildlife 1/7/2008 10:00:28 Bureau of Land Management, Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue Portland, Oregon
Portland, OR 97208

CC: Oregon Congressional delegation

Re: BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions

Dear BLM,

I am very concerned with the direction the Bush Administration is
headed in with the management of nearly 2.6 million acres of federal
forests under the Western Oregon Plan Revisions. The changes that the
BLM is contemplating will unravel the protections of the landmark
Northwest Forest Plan, and may lead to water pollution, degraded
habitat, and increased conflict and controversy.

Your current proposal is unacceptable. The agency proposes to
increase old-growth logging on public lands in western Oregon by
700%, build 1,000 miles of new logging road in the next decade and
clearcut at a 9-1 ratio to thinning. This is a myopic and backwards
proposal that depletes our natural resource base for future
generations by weakening protections for forests, creeks and salmon.
Shockingly, the proposal ignores the role that these forests play in
regulating the climate.

Most Americans want federal land managers to embrace thinning second
growth forests, safeguard communities from wildfire and protect what
remains of our nation's ancient forests. By focusing on previously
logged public forestlands - many of which are now overgrown and in
need of thinning - they are providing wood to local mills while
actually improving conditions for fish and wildlife and keeping saws
out of precious old-growth forests.

In contrast, the WOPR proposes to inflame the controversy by
increasing old-growth clear-cutting for a short-term economic fix.
The WOPR puts water quality at-risk and would destroy some of
Oregon's most special places. We should protect our remaining mature
and old-growth forests on public land, not clear-cut these natural
treasures as the WOPR proposes to do.

It is disappointing that at a time when public consensus for old-
growth protection and second-growth thinning has never been stronger,
the BLM is proposing to clear-cut forests older than our nation and
turn complex ecosystems into flammable tree farms.


Please protect remaining old-growth forests, focus active management
of BLM lands in already logged-over areas, and concentrate job
opportunities in restoration forestry that would benefit watersheds
and generate wood products without multiplying past mistakes.

Sincerely,

Joseph E Gregory
9587 Nittany Drive #304
Manassas, VA 20110
EM-2103 cyril waterjuice <cyril.waterjuice@gmail.com> forests 1/7/2008 10:00:53 To Whom it May Concern,
Please make every effort to preserve our remaining forests, While it might seem that logging will benefit many people, the truth is that in the long run it will harm many more. We are at a point in our history as humans that we need to start finding alternative ways to solving things and to stop taking things for granted as if they are of endless supply, Its already catching up to us.
please save the forests.

Cyril Kollock

EM-2104 shazna jai <shaznajai@gmail.com> Please protect our old-growth forests! 1/7/2008 10:13:00 Dear BLM,
I am very concerned with the direction the BLM is headed with the management of nearly 2.6 million acres of federal forests under the Western Oregon Plan Revisions. The changes the agency is contemplating will unravel the protections of the landmark Northwest Forest Plan, and will lead to water pollution, degraded habitat, and increased conflict and controversy.

BLM lands in western Oregon contain about 1-million acres of our remaining older forests. The WOPR would increase logging of forests over 200 years sevenfold, and threatens some of Oregon's best remaining ancient forests. Two thousand square miles of forest would be put in "Timber Management Areas," where clearcutting is emphasized.

By logging closer to streams the WOPR reduces important protections for clean water and Pacific salmon. High quality drinking water originates on BLM lands for the citizens of Salem, Corvallis, Eugene, and 70 other Oregon communities. Salmon need cool, clean water, but the WOPR would remove stream buffers that shade streams and keep sediment from the water. Please leave the existing protections for riparian areas in place.

Wildlife such as elk and black bear and threatened species like the northern spotted owl and the marbled murrelet rely on BLM forests. The WOPR would reduce protections for wildlife populations and diminish habitat for countless plant and wildlife species. Please choose an alternative that leaves habitat protections for wildlife, especially in existing old-growth forests, in place.

There are many less sensitive and more practical places to generate wood fiber than our last remaining ancient forests, like the millions of acres of young, even-age tree plantations that have grown since previous clearcuts. By focusing on previously logged public forestlands - many of which are now overgrown and in need of thinning - the BLM would provide wood to local mills while actually improving conditions for fish and wildlife and keeping saws out of precious old-growth forests.

Instead, the WOPR proposes to inflame the controversy by increasing old-growth clearcutting for a short-term economic fix. The WOPR puts water quality at risk and would destroy some of Oregon's most special places. We should protect our remaining mature and old-growth forests on public land, not clearcut these natural treasures.

shazna jai
262 Grant ST #A
Ashland, Or, OR 97502
EM-2105 Forwarded by alan_hoffmeister@blm.gov Fw: WOPR Draft DEIS Information Request Form - Question Only 1/7/2008 10:19:05 ----- Forwarded by Alan Hoffmeister/ORSO/OR/BLM/DOI on 01/07/2008 10:18 AM -----

chaiguy@heartsongchai.com

01/05/2008 12:48 PM

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orsowopr@blm.gov
cc

Subject
WOPR Draft DEIS Information Request Form - Question Only









Requestor: Chad M. Derosier

Street: 952 B Street #3

Location: Ashland, OR 97520

E-mail address: chaiguy@heartsongchai.com

Comments/Question: January 5, 2008To the folks at BLMI adamantly oppose the proposed Western Oregon Plan Revisions. As resident of southwestern Oregon, I frequently visit these wildlands as a place for to enjoy wildlife in a serene and undisturbed setting. I find solace in wilderness away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and all of the noise that humans create.The changes that the BLM is contemplating will unravel the protections of the landmark Northwest Forest Plan, and may lead to water pollution, degraded habitat, and increased conflict and controversy. The agency proposes to increase old-growth logging on public lands in western Oregon by 700%, build 1,000 miles of new logging road in the next decade and clearcut at a 9-1 ratio to thinning. This is a myopic and backwards proposal that depletes our natural resource base for future generations by weakening protections for forests, creeks and salmon. Shockingly, the proposal ignores the role that these forests pl
ay in regulating the climate.I find that the WOPR is a most heinous forest "management" plan. Here are several reasons why I oppose the plan:.                 The WOPR would increase logging of forests over 200 years sevenfold, and threatens some of Oregon's best remaining ancient forests. Two thousand square miles of forest an area the size of Delaware would be put in "Timber Management Areas," where clearcutting is emphasized..                 The BLM cannot eliminate protection for old-growth forests, without undermining the Northwest Forest Plan and protections for threatened and endangered species and clean water. To do so, the BLM needs to violate the Endangered Species and Clean Water Acts and other laws..                 Wildlife rely on BLM forests such as elk and black bear and threatened species like the northern spotted owl and the marbled murrelet. The WOPR would reduce protections for wildlife populations and diminish habitat for countless plant and wildlife species. An increase in noxious, invasive weeds an
d wildlife species is predicted under the WOPR..                 By logging near streams the WOPR reduces important protections for clean water and Pacific salmon. High quality drinking water originates on BLM lands for the citizens of Salem, Corvallis, Eugene, and 70 other Oregon communities. Salmon need cool, clean water, but the WOPR would remove stream buffers that shade streams and keep sediment from the water..                 The Northwest Forest Plan is a landmark agreement that private, state and federal landowners rely on to protect threatened old growth species while producing timber in compliance with environmental law. Removing BLM forests would unravel the whole fabric of the Plan and produce uncertainty for other landowners.There is a better way.  We should protect what is left of Oregon's old growth heritage forests, and restore those forests that have been degraded. Half of BLM forests were clearcut in the past century and converted to overstocked tree plantations. Thinning small trees cou
ld offer more than 2 billion board feet of commercially valuable timber if actively thinned while preserving our last, best public lands for generations to come.It is extremely disappointing and unsettling that at a time when public consensus for old-growth protection and second-growth thinning has never been stronger, the BLM is proposing to clear-cut forests older than our nation and turn complex ecosystems into flammable tree farms.I strongly urge you to protect remaining old-growth forests, focus active management of BLM lands in already logged-over areas, and concentrate job opportunities in restoration forestry that would benefit watersheds and generate wood products without multiplying past mistakes.STOP LOGGING OLD-GROWTHI look forward to your comments.Sincerely,Chad M. Derosier
EM-2106 Forwarded by alan_hoffmeister@blm.gov Fw: WOPR Draft DEIS Information Request Form - Electronic Copy Request 1/7/2008 10:23:29 ----- Forwarded by Alan Hoffmeister/ORSO/OR/BLM/DOI on 01/07/2008 10:23 AM -----

eaeriel@yahoo.com

01/06/2008 09:53 PM

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WOPR Draft DEIS Information Request Form - Electronic Copy Request









Requestor: Ethan Matthews

Street: 82750 Bradford RD SO

Location: Creswell, OR 97426

E-mail address: eaeriel@yahoo.com

Requested Item: Electronic Draft EIS

Comments/Question: Hello,I writing on behalf of myself and others at my workplace that have notified me of the plan to to log a possible 2mil+ acres of land in Oregon. I am opposed to this redesignation of land use laws, have already seen the damage it caused many years ago, and even beyond the Spotted Owl issue see the negative impacts on the broader environment via logging and other destructive forms of enterprise. I also recognize that such law revisions should be voted on by the people who are most affected by it- Those residents of Oregon and those in the logging communities. It should not, as a matter of \democracy\ be decided in unpublicized committee until finding out about this from a very imformed co-worker, I knew nothing about a deadline for public discourse.Thank for you for your time in reading my reply to WOPR. I hope my coments are understood and taken in good faith. I am requesting a draft below as I want to read the whole thing myself. Thanks again for your
time,Ethan Matthews
EM-2107 Forwarded by alan_hoffmeister@blm.gov Fw: WOPR Draft DEIS Information Request Form - Electronic Copy Request 1/7/2008 10:23:53 ----- Forwarded by Alan Hoffmeister/ORSO/OR/BLM/DOI on 01/07/2008 10:23 AM -----

chrisconcilla@mindspring.com

01/06/2008 10:22 PM

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Requestor: chris concilla

Street: 34518 highway 58

Location: eugene, OR 97405

E-mail address: chrisconcilla@mindspring.com

Requested Item: Electronic Draft EIS

Comments/Question: Do Not! Increase the logging of old growth forests in Oregon!!! Chris Concilla
EM-2108 Forwarded by alan_hoffmeister@blm.gov Fw: WOPR Draft DEIS Information Request Form - Question Only 1/7/2008 10:24:56 ----- Forwarded by Alan Hoffmeister/ORSO/OR/BLM/DOI on 01/07/2008 10:24 AM -----

swheeler@c-cor.com

01/07/2008 09:29 AM

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Requestor: Steven B. Wheeler

Street: 5332 NE Broadway

Location: Portland, OR 97213

E-mail address: swheeler@c-cor.com

Comments/Question: Dear BLM,I\m unable to get to the comment page.In case it\s not fixed by the 11th, I want to say I strongly oppose the changes in this draft EIS. Stream setbacks of 100 feet or less are ludicrous. Clear-cutting is irresposible and harmful logging practice. This EIS takes the BLM back to the bad old days before the Clinton years. It certainly looks like something that would come out if the Bush administration where the motto is, \If it\s good for a buck,it\s good for the country.\I urge you to scrap this farcical EIS and return to science-based, sustainable forest management.Steve Wheelerswheeler@c-cor.com
EM-2109 Dave Graham <dgraham@nassets.net> Please protect our old-growth forests! 1/7/2008 10:29:22 Dear BLM,
I drink water and eat fish, please protect my water and fish by opposing th WOPR. I also value old growth forests, tree farms are very ugly and are not a natural ecosystem. There is no economy without ecology, no people without a planet. Please be a leader not a corporate sellout.

Dave Graham
112 Alberta St
Eugene, OR 97404
EM-2110 Forwarded by alan_hoffmeister@blm.gov Fw: WOPR Draft DEIS Information Request Form - Question Only 1/7/2008 10:34:34 ----- Forwarded by Alan Hoffmeister/ORSO/OR/BLM/DOI on 01/07/2008 10:34 AM -----

nerak@charter.net

01/01/2008 07:57 PM

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Requestor: Karen Schauer

Street: 1985 Culver Loop

Location: Sutherlin, OR 97479

E-mail address: nerak@charter.net

Comments/Question: I request that all old growth trees that are left be protected for what they were worth intrinsically in eons past, for what they are worth asthetically and environmentally at the present and for what they will be worth in the future.  There are plenty of \forest tree plantations\ in our state currently have you been to the west side of our state lately to see the cutting? without destroying the whole forest.  From what I have read there is only 16 percent of old growth forests left in Oregon - that is a \drop in the bucket\. Would it be a sin to save that small percentage for perhaps state parks or recreation areas for hiking, fishing, or perhaps the simple enjoyment of sheer beauty? If they are in fact, accessible?  Let\s face it, most of the real big trees of yesteryear are gone, and what is left of the \old growth forests\ are small and possibly hard to reach. . . again, what would it hurt to save those few trees that are left from the early slaughter o
f the giants???? I had the privilege of being in Cristchurch New Zealand in 2002. I learned they actually harvest the trees in valley plantations.  Why can\t Oregon do the same?  The trees would grow much faster warmer climate and be easier to cut flat land.  I believe this procedure is done right here in the southern part of our country Louisiana, Mississippi, with all the flat land in Oregon, why couldn\t we do the same?  Well, I am sure there would be restrictions, but it could be incentives for farmers and ranchers to enhance their property they don\t use for grazing, farming, etc.I must sound like a dreamer to you, but, I know the economy has to go on, and that the Oregon economy is so dependent on the lumber industry and people need the jobs and we need the money for schools.  I am just a little person in the big picture of all this American forest capitalization.  But, I do believe the old growth forests were put here not just for money making purposes, but for someth
ing much bigger than that.  They were put here just to be what they are, something magnificent and higly beneficial to the animal world as well as the human\s in hundreds of ways.Valley forest plantations, New Zealand saves it forests because it realizes the value of such a resource, and it has large open valley floors.  The trees grow very fast, and are ready for cutting in 20 years.  Build them here, and reap the benefits, without spoiling what is left of the \old forests\, or just save the old trees, what would it hurt. Here\s another idea, how about a Douglas Fir State Park?  Wouldn\t that be nice, just like in California where a small percentage of the giant redwoods were saved, I think, thanks to a Roosevelt, in beautiful parks, and people come from all over the world to see.  Oregon could benefit from that as well, it could be open year round, imagine that, a state park dedicated to what is left of Oregon\s magnificent forest giants - it is time, it was almost too lat
e for the redwoods, we could all learn something from that near disaster.  I had no idea the Douglas Firs are just as beautiful as the redwoods or more so until I moved to this wonderful state five years ago.Karen SchauerSutherlin
EM-2111 Forwarded by alan_hoffmeister@blm.gov Fw: WOPR Draft DEIS Information Request Form - Question Only 1/7/2008 10:39:19 ----- Forwarded by Alan Hoffmeister/ORSO/OR/BLM/DOI on 01/07/2008 10:39 AM -----

kungfufreschi@yahoo.com

01/02/2008 07:41 AM

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Requestor: David Freschi

Street: 28 Hillside Ave

Location: Verona, NJ 07044

E-mail address: kungfufreschi@yahoo.com

Comments/Question: Please do not move forward with the current version of WOPR.  It is not the best use of our public land.  Please consider a plan that preserves more of the land.  thank youDave FreschiVerona NJ
EM-2112 Forwarded by alan_hoffmeister@blm.gov Fw: WOPR Draft DEIS Information Request Form - Question Only 1/7/2008 10:40:09 ----- Forwarded by Alan Hoffmeister/ORSO/OR/BLM/DOI on 01/07/2008 10:39 AM -----

joelsheila@casco.net

12/31/2007 08:58 AM

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Requestor: Joel Evans

Street: P.O. Box 524

Location: Yachats, OR 97498

E-mail address: joelsheila@casco.net

Comments/Question: Are you really going to go ahead with the logging of 2.2 million acres in Western Oregon?  We are adamently opposed to this increase.  It is nothing but a baldfaced effort by the Bush Administration to undercut the Endangered Species Act. We urge you to abandon WOPR.  Our watersheds, our owls and murrelets are at risk.  Reconsider this injurious plan. ess.   a
EM-2113 Marianna Delinck <marianna@fruition.net> Protect Public Forests, Rivers and Wildlife 1/7/2008 10:58:34 Bureau of Land Management, Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue Portland, OR 97208

CC: Oregon Congressional delegation

Re: BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions

Dear BLM,

I am very concerned with the direction the Bush Administration is headed in
with the management of nearly 2.6 million acres of federal forests under the
Western Oregon Plan Revisions. The changes that the BLM is contemplating
will unravel the protections of the landmark Northwest Forest Plan, and may
lead to water pollution, degraded habitat, and increased conflict and
controversy.

Your current proposal is unacceptable. The agency proposes to increase
old-growth logging on public lands in western Oregon by 700%, build 1,000
miles of new logging road in the next decade and clear cut at a 9-1 ratio to
thinning. This is a myopic and backwards proposal that depletes our natural
resource base for future generations by weakening protections for forests,
creeks and salmon. Shockingly, the proposal ignores the role that these
forests play in regulating the climate.

Most Americans want federal land managers to embrace thinning second growth
forests, safeguard communities from wildfire and protect what remains of our
nation's ancient forests. By focusing on previously logged public
forestlands - many of which are now overgrown and in need of thinning - they
are providing wood to local mills while actually improving conditions for
fish and wildlife and keeping saws out of precious old-growth forests.

In contrast, the WOPR proposes to inflame the controversy by increasing
old-growth clear-cutting for a short-term economic fix. The WOPR puts water
quality at-risk and would destroy some of Oregon's most special places. We
should protect our remaining mature and old-growth forests on public land,
not clear-cut these natural treasures as the WOPR proposes to do.

It is disappointing that at a time when public consensus for old-growth
protection and second-growth thinning has never been stronger, the BLM is
proposing to clear-cut forests older than our nation and turn complex
ecosystems into flammable tree farms.

Please protect remaining old-growth forests, focus active management of BLM
lands in already logged-over areas, and concentrate job opportunities in
restoration forestry that would benefit watersheds and generate wood
products without multiplying past mistakes.

Sincerely,

Marianna Delinck
1728 W, Catalpa Ave.
Chicago, IL 60640
EM-2114 Marianne McElroy <marianne@backcountrygear.com> Western Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR) 1/7/2008 11:14:25  I am very concerned with the direction the Bush Administration is headed in with the management of nearly 2.6 million acres of federal forests under the Western Oregon Plan Revisions. The changes that the BLM is contemplating will unravel the protections of the landmark Northwest Forest Plan, and may lead to water pollution, degraded habitat, and increased conflict and controversy.

Your current proposal is unacceptable. The agency proposes to increase old-growth logging on public lands in western Oregon by 700%, build 1,000 miles of new logging road in the next decade and clearcut at a 9-1 ratio to thinning. This is a myopic and backwards proposal that depletes our natural resource base for future generations by weakening protections for forests, creeks and salmon. Shockingly, the proposal ignores the role that these forests play in regulating the climate.

Most Americans want federal land managers to embrace thinning second growth forests, safeguard communities from wildfire and protect what remains of our nation's ancient forests. By focusing on previously logged public forestlands - many of which are now overgrown and in need of thinning - they are providing wood to local mills while actually improving conditions for fish and wildlife and keeping saws out of precious old-growth forests.

In contrast, the WOPR proposes to inflame the controversy by increasing old-growth clear-cutting for a short-term economic fix. The WOPR puts water quality at-risk and would destroy some of Oregon's most special places. We should protect our remaining mature and old-growth forests on public land, not clear-cut these natural treasures as the WOPR proposes to do.

It is disappointing that at a time when public consensus for old-growth protection and second-growth thinning has never been stronger, the BLM is proposing to clear-cut forests older than our nation and turn complex ecosystems into flammable tree farms.

Please protect remaining old-growth forests, focus active management of BLM lands in already logged-over areas, and concentrate job opportunities in restoration forestry that would benefit watersheds and generate wood products without multiplying past mistakes.

Marianne McElroy
2180 Pierce Street, Eugene, OR  97405
EM-2115 Claudia Beausoleil <mediation.center@earthlink.net> Please protect our old-growth forests! 1/7/2008 11:16:44 Dear BLM,
I am very concerned with the direction the BLM is headed with the management of nearly 2.6 million acres of federal forests under the Western Oregon Plan Revisions. The changes the agency is contemplating will unravel the protections of the landmark Northwest Forest Plan, and will lead to water pollution, degraded habitat, and increased conflict and controversy.

BLM lands in western Oregon contain about 1-million acres of our remaining older forests. The WOPR would increase logging of forests over 200 years sevenfold, and threatens some of Oregon's best remaining ancient forests. Two thousand square miles of forest would be put in "Timber Management Areas," where clearcutting is emphasized.

By logging closer to streams the WOPR reduces important protections for clean water and Pacific salmon. High quality drinking water originates on BLM lands for the citizens of Salem, Corvallis, Eugene, and 70 other Oregon communities. Salmon need cool, clean water, but the WOPR would remove stream buffers that shade streams and keep sediment from the water. Please leave the existing protections for riparian areas in place.

Wildlife such as elk and black bear and threatened species like the northern spotted owl and the marbled murrelet rely on BLM forests. The WOPR would reduce protections for wildlife populations and diminish habitat for countless plant and wildlife species. Please choose an alternative that leaves habitat protections for wildlife, especially in existing old-growth forests, in place.

There are many less sensitive and more practical places to generate wood fiber than our last remaining ancient forests, like the millions of acres of young, even-age tree plantations that have grown since previous clearcuts. By focusing on previously logged public forestlands - many of which are now overgrown and in need of thinning - the BLM would provide wood to local mills while actually improving conditions for fish and wildlife and keeping saws out of precious old-growth forests.

Instead, the WOPR proposes to inflame the controversy by increasing old-growth clearcutting for a short-term economic fix. The WOPR puts water quality at risk and would destroy some of Oregon's most special places. We should protect our remaining mature and old-growth forests on public land, not clearcut these natural treasures.

Claudia Beausoleil
4495 Cedar Flat Rd.
Williams, OR 97544
EM-2116 Lisa Pratt-Green House Framing <recycledframes@yahoo.com> Protect Public Forests, Rivers and Wildlife 1/7/2008 11:24:41 Bureau of Land Management, Western Oregon Plan
Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue Portland, Oregon
Portland, OR 97208

CC: Oregon Congressional delegation

Re: BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions

Dear BLM,

I am very concerned with the direction the Bush
Administration is headed in with the management of
nearly 2.6 million acres of federal forests under the
Western Oregon Plan Revisions. The changes that the
BLM is contemplating will unravel the protections of
the landmark Northwest Forest Plan, and may lead to
water pollution, degraded habitat, and increased
conflict and controversy.

Your current proposal is unacceptable. The agency
proposes to increase old-growth logging on public
lands in western Oregon by 700%, build 1,000 miles of
new logging road in the next decade and clearcut at a
9-1 ratio to thinning. This is a myopic and backwards
proposal that depletes our natural resource base for
future generations by weakening protections for
forests, creeks and salmon. Shockingly, the proposal
ignores the role that these forests play in regulating
the climate.

Most Americans want federal land managers to embrace
thinning second growth forests, safeguard communities
from wildfire and protect what remains of our nation's
ancient forests. By focusing on previously logged
public forestlands - many of which are now overgrown
and in need of thinning - they are providing wood to
local mills while actually improving conditions for
fish and wildlife and keeping saws out of precious
old-growth forests.

In contrast, the WOPR proposes to inflame the
controversy by increasing old-growth clear-cutting for
a short-term economic fix. The WOPR puts water quality
at-risk and would destroy some of Oregon's most
special places. We should protect our remaining mature
and old-growth forests on public land, not clear-cut
these natural treasures as the WOPR proposes to do.

It is disappointing that at a time when public
consensus for old-growth protection and second-growth
thinning has never been stronger, the BLM is proposing
to clear-cut forests older than our nation and turn
complex ecosystems into flammable tree farms.

Please protect remaining old-growth forests, focus
active management of BLM lands in already logged-over
areas, and concentrate job opportunities in
restoration forestry that would benefit watersheds and
generate wood products without multiplying past
mistakes.

Sincerely,

Lisa Pratt
3110 SE 71ST Ave.
Portland, OR 97206

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EM-2117 evelyn roether <evelynkr@gmail.com> Comments on the WOPR 1/7/2008 11:25:25                                 PO Box 489  Williams, OR 97544

TO:
Bureau of Land Management,
Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue, Portland, OR 97208

CC: Oregon Congressional delegation

Re: BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions

Greetings,

I am writing to express my concern regarding the future management of nearly 2.6 million acres of federal forests under the Western Oregon Plan Revisions. As a landowner whose property borders BLM LSR Reserve and an avid recreationalist whose playground is Oregon's public land, my lifestyle and quality of life is directly threatened by the WOPR.

More importantly, the WOPR threatens the integrity of Western Oregon's prized ecosystems. If selected, the Preferred Alternative will have devastating effects on the remnant quality old growth and roadless habitat left for animals and will threaten water quality for our world class fish runs. Further, it threatens to unravel the protections of the landmark Northwest Forest Plan, and could lead to water pollution (by reducing riparian buffers), degraded habitat (with increased roading and clearcutting), and increased conflict and controversy (because the public will not stand for this devastation).

The current proposal is unacceptable. The proposed increase of old-growth logging on public lands in western Oregon by 700%, the building of 1,000 miles of new logging road in the next decade and clearcutting at a 9-1 ratio to thinning is WRONG. It is crazy to think that the BLM would even consider turning its back on all the progress that has been made in improving their forest practices. The WORP is a myopic and backwards proposal that depletes our natural resource base for future generations by weakening protections for forests, creeks and salmon. What about global warming? Science shows that depleted forest cover is exacerbating global warning. It is surely not prudent for the US govt land management agencies to further contribute to this impending global disaster!

BLM efforts should be focused on RESTORATION of habitat that has already been degraded by poor management! Polls show that most Americans want federal land managers to focus their efforts on thinning second growth forests and to help safeguard communities from wildfire while protecting what remains of our nation's ancient forests. Previously logged public forestlands are a mess, from what I have seen during my 20+ years of living in Oregon. Most logged over areas are now overgrown with pecker poles and are in need of thinning. This thinned wood can feed local mills while actually improving conditions for fish and wildlife and keeping saws out of precious old-growth forests.

In contrast, the WOPR proposes to inflame the controversy by increasing old-growth clear-cutting for a short-term economic fix. The WOPR puts water quality at-risk and would destroy some of Oregon's most special places. We should protect our remaining mature and old-growth forests on public land, not clear-cut these natural treasures as the WOPR proposes to do.

It is disappointing that at a time when public consensus for old-growth protection and second-growth thinning has never been stronger, the BLM is proposing to clear-cut forests older than our nation and turn complex ecosystems into flammable tree farms. People are moving to and visiting Oregon because of its scenery, wildness and outdoor recreation opportunities. These qualities are the promise for a good economic future of our State - not logging!

Please protect remaining old-growth forests, focus active management of BLM lands in already logged-over areas, and concentrate job opportunities in restoration forestry that would benefit watersheds and generate wood products without multiplying past mistakes. It is of utmost concern that no more roads be built, that riparian reserves remain protected and that old growth habitat remain intact. Please choose the most conservative WOPR alternative and protect our public lands from further degradation.

Thank you for your consideration.

Sincerely,

Evelyn Roether
PO Box 489
Williams, OR 97544
EM-2118 Diane Carlsen <dbmac@web-ster.com> Stop WOPR - Protect BLM forests 1/7/2008 11:30:55  
I am very concerned about the 2.6 million acres of forest managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in Oregon. The BLM is moving forward with the Western Oregon Plan Revision, which will increase logging in Oregon's old-growth forests sevenfold by clearcutting in currently protected old growth forest reserves and sensitive salmon bearing rivers and creeks.

Sincerely,

Diane Carlsen
P O Box 393
Canby, Oregon  97013
EM-2119 Northwest Mycological Consultants Inc <nwmycol@peak.org> Stop WOPR - Protect BLM forests 1/7/2008 11:43:38  
I am very concerned about the 2.6 million acres of forest managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in Oregon. The BLM is moving forward with the Western Oregon Plan Revision, which will increase logging in Oregon's old-growth forests sevenfold by clearcutting in currently protected old growth forest reserves and sensitive salmon bearing rivers and creeks.
 
 
I support the No Action Alternative.  Do not liquidate an unreplaceable resource.  We need to study our ancient forests more, not to eliminate them.  They are a great resource in alleviating climate change, and this fact should not be ignored;  that would be negligence!


Sincerely,

Kim Kittredge
24245 Ervin Road
Philomath, OR 97370

 
EM-2120 Anne Borland <aborland@committedpartners.org> Protect Public Forests, Rivers and Wildlife 1/7/2008 11:53:15 Bureau of Land Management,
Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office, 333 SW 1st. Avenue Portland,
Oregon, Portland, OR 97208
CC: Oregon Congressional delegation,
Re: BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions


Dear BLM,
Please save these treasures for our future generations.
Oregon is very unique, nowhere in the world can you find the treasures of old growth that we have here.  
Let us not fool ourselves into believing that this particular resource is renewable.  We will never have it again.
Let's show the world our intelligence and forethought and set it aside for the benefit of all not just a few.
We must be responsible with our country's gems.

Please do what is right for all of us and protect it. Represent the people's wishes.

Anne Borland
2463 Adams St., Eugene, Or 97405
(541) 345-8971
EM-2121 arun <arun@skippingstones.org> Fw: WOPR 1/7/2008 12:31:03 ---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: arun <arun@skippingstones.org>
Date: Dec 31, 2007 4:10 PM
Subject: WOPR
To: info@daylightdecisions.com

Dear W.O.P.R. coordinator
New Year's Greetings.

I want to tell you that:

1. I found it frustrating to make comments on your website. The
website for making comments is not user-friendly. Or, did you do it
on purpose so as to discourage public comments. A few months ago, I
asked for one copy of the proposed revisions and you sent me two big
bulky boxes... wasting valuable natural resources.

2. SO, here are my comment:

The planned revisions do not protect the Oregon forests. It does more
harm than good. The agency is not doing public service but serving
commercial interests. With the big global warming issues that we
face, you should be trying to increase forests, our natural carbon
sinks than what you propose. The future generations will say
government and its officials, its agencies and representatives did
not do their job. They went for short term profits.
I have been reading the letters to the editors in newspapers and I
see that your proposals are not at all liked by a majority of the
people.

3. Please restore public trust in the government and stop making bad
decisions (influenced by economic interests or money-driven). Protect
our natural forests.

I hope you will give us public some good news in 2008 as a new year
present. Protect Western Oregon's Forests for ever.
arun
Arun Toké
arun@skippingstones.org



EM-2122 Benjamin VanderVeen <benvanderveen@gmail.com> Protect Public Forests, Rivers and Wildlife 1/7/2008 12:34:21 Bureau of Land Management, Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office

333 SW 1st. Avenue Portland, Oregon

Portland, OR 97208


CC: Oregon Congressional delegation


Re: BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions


Dear BLM,


I am very concerned with the direction the Bush Administration is headed in with the management of nearly 2.6 million acres of federal forests under the Western Oregon Plan Revisions. The changes that the BLM is contemplating will unravel the protections of the landmark Northwest Forest Plan, and may lead to water pollution, degraded habitat, and increased conflict and controversy.


Your current proposal is unacceptable. The agency proposes to increase old-growth logging on public lands in western Oregon by 700%, build 1,000 miles of new logging road in the next decade and clearcut at a 9-1 ratio to thinning. This is a myopic and backwards proposal that depletes our natural resource base for future generations by weakening protections for forests, creeks and salmon. Shockingly, the proposal ignores the role that these forests play in regulating the climate. 


Most Americans want federal land managers to embrace thinning second growth forests, safeguard communities from wildfire and protect what remains of our nation's ancient forests. By focusing on previously logged public forestlands - many of which are now overgrown and in need of thinning - they are providing wood to local mills while actually improving conditions for fish and wildlife and keeping saws out of precious old-growth forests.


In contrast, the WOPR proposes to inflame the controversy by increasing old-growth clear-cutting for a short-term economic fix. The WOPR puts water quality at-risk and would destroy some of Oregon's most special places. We should protect our remaining mature and old-growth forests on public land, not clear-cut these natural treasures as the WOPR proposes to do.


It is disappointing that at a time when public consensus for old-growth protection and second-growth thinning has never been stronger, the BLM is proposing to clear-cut forests older than our nation and turn complex ecosystems into flammable tree farms.


Please protect remaining old-growth forests, focus active management of BLM lands in already logged-over areas, and concentrate job opportunities in restoration forestry that would benefit watersheds and generate wood products without multiplying past mistakes.


Sincerely,


BENJAMIN VANDERVEEN


Benjamin VanderVeen   |   5264 NE 17th Avenue  Portland, OR 97211    |   www.benvanderveen.com   |  734.223.9227




EM-2123 Collin Palkovitz <collin@elanyarts.com> WORP 1/7/2008 13:04:36 Re: BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions
Dear BLM,
I am very concerned with the direction the Bush Administration is headed in with the management of nearly 2.6 million acres of federal forests under the Western Oregon Plan Revisions. The changes that the BLM is contemplating will unravel the protections of the landmark Northwest Forest Plan, and may lead to water pollution, degraded habitat, and increased conflict and controversy.

Your current proposal is unacceptable. The agency proposes to increase old-growth logging on public lands in western Oregon by 700%, build 1,000 miles of new logging road in the next decade and clearcut at a 9-1 ratio to thinning. This is a myopic and backwards proposal that depletes our natural resource base for future generations by weakening protections for forests, creeks and salmon. Shockingly, the proposal ignores the role that these forests play in regulating the climate. 

Most Americans want federal land managers to embrace thinning second growth forests, safeguard communities from wildfire and protect what remains of our nation's ancient forests. By focusing on previously logged public forestlands - many of which are now overgrown and in need of thinning - they are providing wood to local mills while actually improving conditions for fish and wildlife and keeping saws out of precious old-growth forests.

In contrast, the WOPR proposes to inflame the controversy by increasing old-growth clear-cutting for a short-term economic fix. The WOPR puts water quality at-risk and would destroy some of Oregon's most special places. We should protect our remaining mature and old-growth forests on public land, not clear-cut these natural treasures as the WOPR proposes to do.

It is disappointing that at a time when public consensus for old-growth protection and second-growth thinning has never been stronger, the BLM is proposing to clear-cut forests older than our nation and turn complex ecosystems into flammable tree farms.

Please protect remaining old-growth forests, focus active management of BLM lands in already logged-over areas, and concentrate job opportunities in restoration forestry that would benefit watersheds and generate wood products without multiplying past mistakes.

Sincerely,
EM-2124 Richard Powell <dick@starkerforests.com> WOPR - Protect, Sustain, Use, and Manage BLM forests 1/7/2008 13:25:42 Some thoughts on federal forest land management policies

DickPowell

January 6, 2008

 

 

 

I'm an old codger whose forestry career began in 1962 when I entered forestry school.  Except for a stint in the US Air Force in the late 60's, I've been in forestry that whole time.  This has given me forty-five years to observe and learn about forests as well as lots of time to practice the art and science of forestry.

 

I have some thoughts on BLM's WOPR.  But first, there must be some understanding of biology and history.  Without both, the WOPR process is pointless.

 

Biology:

 

In very simple terms, a forest is an ecosystem that happens to be dominated by trees; it is the presence of trees that distinguishes it from all other ecosystems.  Without trees, the ecosystem would be a prairie, a desert, or something else.

 

Further, all organisms in this and all other ecosystems germinate, hatch, or are born; they grow, mature, reproduce, and die.  This biological truism is as certain with trees as with all other organisms.  The life cycle is very short for some organisms (worms and zinnias) and very long for others (elephants and trees).  While it is true that some tree species are capable of living a very long time, they will die.  That all organisms have a finite lifespan is a biological given; that is nature's means of renewing itself.

 

Up to a point, the best we can do is merely ensure that an organism does not meet an early demise.  That means we see the doctor when we are ill or we take our pets or livestock to the veterinarian.  In the case of forests, we try to prevent wildfire or insect or disease epidemics.  We can choose to not cut a tree and hope it grows to an old age; we can hope that windstorms and volcanic eruptions do not destroy the forest.  Nonetheless, all organisms, including trees, will die.  Again, this is a biological given and we should all have learned this in our high school biology classes.

 

It follows, therefore, that no living thing can be "saved" or "preserved".  Since we can not preserve individual organisms, the question then becomes: How do we ensure the continued existence of a species as the individuals will surely die?  How do we preserve a biological system?  Again, the answer is simple biology - we make sure both the species and the system reproduce and perpetuate themselves.  People have children and dogs have puppies.  Roses and trees produce seeds and birds and turtles lay eggs.  These are nature's means of reproduction and perpetuation/renewal.  The old dies and makes way for the new.

 

It also follows that every stand of trees will grow old and will die.  There are many disturbance mechanisms out in the world; things such as disease, wind, fire, volcanoes, floods, and insects.  All of these are nature's mechanisms that allow the forest to renew itself.  (If that biology was not true, then we would all live to be hundreds of years old and we would routinely find forests that are many thousands of years old.)

 

What does all this have to do with the management of forest ecosystems?  How do we ensure the ecosystem perpetuates itself?  Again, it all comes back to biology; we allow/assist the forest to renew itself as it ages or is destroyed by any of nature's disturbance mechanisms.

History:

 

I feel that much of the drive to "preserve" our forests is a desire to keep or return the forests as they were prior to the Europeans (i.e., Columbus in 1492).  It is a desire to dehumanize the landscape.  However, that desire completely overlooks history; it completely ignores the American Indian and their relationship with and management of the landscape.  It is as if these people either did not exist, did not have the intellect to manage the landscape, or were a benign part of the landscape.

 

Over the past several years, I've been reading a lot of history, particularly as it pertains to the environment.  From that reading, I've found that, prior to Columbus, there was a very large, complex, native population throughout North, Central, and South America.  These people were not nearly as nomadic as our school textbooks and movies would have us believe.  Instead, many of these people lived in very large, sophisticated, stable, agrarian societies that, in many ways, were far superior to anything found in Europe.  One of the largest and densest populations was the people in the Pacific Northwestwho relied on fishing.  (In fact, a number of the colonists left the colonies and lived with the Indians.  Some were forcibly, oftentimes in chains, returned to white society.)

 

As people throughout time have done all over the world, these people were active and intensive managers of their landscapes.  Their management was purposeful, planned, and made frequent use of fire.  One author is of the opinion that the eastern US was a mix of orchards and farms (note that he said "orchards", not "forests").  In places, deforestation was a problem to these people.  Increasingly, historians are coming to believe that the "native" prairies and oak savanna/woodlands of the WillametteValleyand adjacent hills were created and then maintained by people.  (In fact, one historian told me he thinks Oregonwhite oak might even be an introduced species!) 

 

There is some thinking that deforestation and other human-caused disturbances to ecosystems actually caused the downfall of many early American civilizations.  In other words, there were some Native American groups who had so altered the landscape that their needs could no longer be met.  As a consequence, their societies collapsed and the forests grew back.  They, as we are today, were totally dependent on natural resources but they did not always understand the concept of sustainable use of those resources.

 

This management strongly influenced both flora and fauna.  For instance, bison were not found in the southeastern US until after the native human populations had largely died off due to introduced European diseases.  Because passenger pigeons were an excellent source of protein, good to eat, and easy to hunt, it follows that archaeologists should have found pigeon bones in villages and campsites.  They did not.  However, John Muir and others some years later reported huge flocks of these birds.

 

Why the difference?  One has to conclude that humans were the "keystone species"; the species that affects the survival and abundance of many other species.  Thus, the last time there was a truly "natural" landscape was probably prior to the arrival of humans some 12-14,000 years ago.  Since their arrival, the landscape has been consciously shaped by people.  This includes the landscape found by the Europeans beginning with Columbusin 1492 and the landscape we find today.

 

[Thomas Bonnicksen, Daniel Botkin, Bob Zybach, Steven Pyne, Douglas MacCleery, Jack Weatherford, Charles Kay, Charles Mann, James Loewen, Jared Diamond, and others are producing work that is giving a much clearer picture of the Native Americans and their relationship with the landscape.]

 

The Sierra Nevada- a case study:

 

Let's assume we can completely remove people from the forest and let's assume we have no economic or social interest in the forest; we have only biology.

 

Dr. Thomas M. Bonnicksen, TexasA&MUniversity, has done considerable research in the ancient forests of the Sierra Nevada.  In a 1993 paper, Ancient Forests of the Sierra Nevada, Bonnicksen says our forests have evolved with humans and that, "Erecting barriers that exclude people removes this natural force and begins chains of events that create new and artificial ecological communities.  Locking up forests within dehumanized reserves radically alters nature to satisfy the esthetic taste of one segment of society."

 

In the same paper, Bonnicksen says that John Muir wrote in 1894, "The inviting openness of the Sierra woods is one of their most distinguishing characteristics.  The trees of all the species stand more or less apart in groves, or in small irregular groups enabling one to find a way nearly everywhere, along sunny colonnades and through openings that have a smooth, park-like surface."  Muir spoke of the ground around the trees as "flowery".  He described the ancient forest as a mosaic of even-aged groups of trees - some old and some young.  There were openings of wildflowers and shrubs.

 

Bonnicksen confirmed Muir's observations.  In a study, he found that in these ancient forests: shrubs covered 19 percent of the ground and seedlings and saplings covered 28 percent.  Pole-sized trees covered 15 percent of the ground.  Clumps of large, old, even-aged trees covered 18 percent.  The remainder consisted of meadows, gaps, and rocks.

 

Each of these clumps was continuously changing as they grew older, died, or was replaced.  Disturbances accelerated the process by thinning or destroying groups of trees; fire was the most powerful of these disturbances.  Some fires were lightning-caused, but most were set by the Indians to create a landscape that better suited their needs.  (Among their many reasons for burning, they burned to regenerate and protect black oak.  These produced acorns which was their principle source of food.)

 

These fires were frequent and low intensity.  These fires occasionally killed clumps of trees and created openings in the forest.  Large wildfires were extremely rare.

 

However, excluding people (the Indians) and their fires has dramatically changed the forests.  The 'protected' ancient forests are disappearing.  The clumps of seedlings and saplings have declined dramatically as have the shrubs and hardwoods.  Young trees (particularly white fir which can germinate in duff) have increased and have invaded the understory of the larger trees.  Declining species are ponderosa pine, sugar pine, sequoia, and black oak; these all require openings (i.e., sunlight) and bare soil to germinate.

 

For a time, Bonnicksen projects the forest will consist largely of big, old trees and have a tremendous amount of fuel.  The forest will be "visually impressive" and be "completely artificial".  Because of the lack of young trees in the landscape, when the old trees die or are killed by fire, the newly regenerated forest will closely resemble a plantation.  These plantations will be the complete opposite of what many want our federal forests to be.

 

To be sure, giant sequoias are not the trees we have in western Oregonand the Sierras are not the same as the Cascades or the CoastRange.  Nonetheless, the principles of disturbance and biology work equally well in both places.  The perpetuation of the forest requires renewal.

 

 

 

The "perfect" forest:

 

In a "perfect" world, we would see something like the following:

 

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This graph is saying that in a "perfect" world, there is a whole continuum of forest ages; all the way from very young to very old.  It is a whole and complete forest.  To be sure, the line on this graph is not perfect and, because of natural disturbances to the forest, the line is not straight.  Nonetheless, over a very long time and over a very large landscape, the line should smooth out and more or less approximate this graph.

 

This forest has very young stands as well as immature, mature, and very old stands.  By having this whole continuum of forests present at all times, this forest always has another stand immediately available to replace a stand that is lost to any natural or human-caused disturbance.  Flora and fauna whose habitat is lost in one part of the landscape can find similar habitat nearby.  This is nature at work and at its best.

 

This forest also has the widest possible range of diversity.  At all times, it has the habitats necessary for all species of both flora and fauna.  It accommodates those species requiring young forests as well as old forests and everything in between.

 

This forest could also support a great range of human use of the forest and the commodities produced.  (In fact, it supported the Native Americans for many thousands of years!)  There could be small-log mills as well as large-log mills.  There could be people employed in the mills as well as in the forest.  There could be commodities of very high value as well as lower value.  Harvest receipts and tax revenues could flow into government coffers.

 

This would be a whole and a complete forest and it probably closely approximates the forests prior to human exclusion.

 

 

Today's model for tomorrow's forest:

 

Using today's management model, we could expect something like the following:

 

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This shows the forest industry with 22% of Oregon's forests and growing forests with short rotations.  (Though this can vary greatly by owner, this example shows a 40-year rotation - it could just as easily be 30 years or 70 years.)  It shows the federal government with 57% of Oregon's forest with the intent of creating primarily "late successional reserves" (LSR).  The remaining 21% of Oregon's forests (state, municipal, small private landowners, etc.) are probably grown for something older than industry forests but less than federal forests.

 

Also, as the industry acquires more and more of the lands now owned by the smaller private landowners, this graph will be skewed even more towards lands managed for either short-rotations (industry) or LSR (federal).  As a consequence, the acreages of middle-aged forests (and the habitats they provide) will be increasingly underrepresented.

 

Again, this is not a perfect representation but, under the current Northwest Forest Plan, the intent is for mostly LSR on federal lands, particularly on national forest lands.  Of course, because of disease, fire, and other natural disturbance mechanisms, federal forests will never be exactly like this graph.  Nonetheless, current forest policy seems aimed in this direction.

 

Despite all the perceived faults or problems some see with forest industry and other private forest landowners, it is an indisputable fact that the owners of these lands are ensuring the forest is constantly being renewed.  This is a business necessity (otherwise a company runs out of trees and goes out of business) and a biological necessity.  Further, Oregon's Forest Practices Act requires the forest be renewed - it is the law!

 

The federal forests (particularly the US Forest Service), on the other hand, are looking to have as much LSR as possible.  The assumption seems to be that LSR status can be achieved and then "preserved".  An understanding of biology and natural disturbance says these assumptions are false.  A forest is not static and it will change.  That is a biological given.

 

In the absence of any harvesting, federal forests will have young forests only when there is a natural disturbance.  Except for very large catastrophic events (e.g., the Yellowstone, Biscuit, or B&B Fires, Columbus Day Storms, or Mt. St. Helens Eruptions), there will be very little young forest.  (Of course that assumes the disturbed area is regenerated quickly which is not a given.)  It folloIf we want old growth forests in the future, we must produce a
EM-2125 Northwest Mycological Consultants Inc <nwmycol@peak.org> Stop WOPR - Protect BLM forests 1/7/2008 13:26:13  
I am very concerned about the 2.6 million acres of forest managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in Oregon. The BLM is moving forward with the Western Oregon Plan Revision, which will increase logging in Oregon's old-growth forests sevenfold by clearcutting in currently protected old growth forest reserves and sensitive salmon bearing rivers and creeks.

Sincerely,
John Donoghue
Corvallis Oregon

YOUR NAME AND ADDRESS
EM-2126 Amy Balint <foglark@gmail.com> Protect Public Forests, Rivers and Wildlife 1/7/2008 13:27:53 Bureau of Land Management, Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue Portland, Oregon
Portland, OR 97208

CC: Oregon Congressional delegation

Re: BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions

Dear BLM,

I am very concerned with the direction the Bush Administration is
headed in with the management of nearly 2.6 million acres of federal
forests under the Western Oregon Plan Revisions. The changes that the
BLM is contemplating will unravel the protections of the landmark
Northwest Forest Plan, and may lead to water pollution, degraded
habitat, and increased conflict and controversy.

Your current proposal is unacceptable. The agency proposes to increase
old-growth logging on public lands in western Oregon by 700%, build
1,000 miles of new logging road in the next decade and clearcut at a
9-1 ratio to thinning. This is a myopic and backwards proposal that
depletes our natural resource base for future generations by weakening
protections for forests, creeks and salmon. Shockingly, the proposal
ignores the role that these forests play in regulating the climate.

Most Americans want federal land managers to embrace thinning second
growth forests, safeguard communities from wildfire and protect what
remains of our nation's ancient forests. By focusing on previously
logged public forestlands - many of which are now overgrown and in
need of thinning - they are providing wood to local mills while
actually improving conditions for fish and wildlife and keeping saws
out of precious old-growth forests.

In contrast, the WOPR proposes to inflame the controversy by
increasing old-growth clear-cutting for a short-term economic fix. The
WOPR puts water quality at-risk and would destroy some of Oregon's
most special places. We should protect our remaining mature and
old-growth forests on public land, not clear-cut these natural
treasures as the WOPR proposes to do.

It is disappointing that at a time when public consensus for
old-growth protection and second-growth thinning has never been
stronger, the BLM is proposing to clear-cut forests older than our
nation and turn complex ecosystems into flammable tree farms.

Please protect remaining old-growth forests, focus active management
of BLM lands in already logged-over areas, and concentrate job
opportunities in restoration forestry that would benefit watersheds
and generate wood products without multiplying past mistakes.

Sincerely,

Amy Balint
970 W. 3rd Ave.
Eugene, OR 97402
EM-2127 Gail Mast <gailm@thejugscompany.com> Stop WOPR - Protect BLM forests 1/7/2008 13:32:36 I am very concerned about the 2.6 million acres of forest managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in Oregon. The BLM is moving forward with the Western Oregon Plan Revision, which will increase logging in Oregon's old-growth forests sevenfold by clearcutting in currently protected old growth forest reserves and sensitive salmon bearing rivers and creeks.

Let's not destory these trees that  would affect so much in our ecosystem! 

Sincerely,

YOUR NAME AND ADDRESS
Gail Mast
10854 SW Parkwood Lane
Wilsonville, OR  97070
EM-2128 Suzie Hemphill <falconsoar@sbcglobal.net> BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions 1/7/2008 13:52:45 Bureau of Land Management, Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue, Portland, OR 97208

CC: Oregon Congressional delegation


Dear BLM,
I am very concerned with the direction the Bush Administration is headed in with the management of nearly 2.6 million acres of federal forests under the Western Oregon Plan Revisions. The changes that the BLM is contemplating will unravel the protections of the landmark Northwest Forest Plan, and may lead to water pollution, degraded habitat, and increased conflict and controversy.

Your current proposal is unacceptable. The agency proposes to increase old-growth logging on public lands in western Oregon by 700%, build 1,000 miles of new logging road in the next decade and clearcut at a 9-1 ratio to thinning. This is a myopic and backwards proposal that depletes our natural resource base for future generations by weakening protections for forests, creeks and salmon. Shockingly, the proposal ignores the role that these forests play in regulating the climate.

Most Americans want federal land managers to embrace thinning second growth forests, safeguard communities from wildfire and protect what remains of our nation's ancient forests. By focusing on previously logged public forestlands - many of which are now overgrown and in need of thinning - they are providing wood to local mills while actually improving conditions for fish and wildlife and keeping saws out of precious old-growth forests.

In contrast, the WOPR proposes to inflame the controversy by increasing old-growth clear-cutting for a short-term economic fix. The WOPR puts water quality at-risk and would destroy some of Oregon's most special places. We should protect our remaining mature and old-growth forests on public land, not clear-cut these natural treasures as the WOPR proposes to do.

It is disappointing that at a time when public consensus for old-growth protection and second-growth thinning has never been stronger, the BLM is proposing to clear-cut forests older than our nation and turn complex ecosystems into flammable tree farms.

Please protect remaining old-growth forests, focus active management of BLM lands in already logged-over areas, and concentrate job opportunities in restoration forestry that would benefit watersheds and generate wood products without multiplying past mistakes.

Sincerely,
Suzie Hemphill
MajesticVelvets.com
http://stores.ebay.com/Royal-Coffers
EM-2129 mtaylor@cnsp.com PLEASE Protect the Forests, Rivers and Wildlife 1/7/2008 14:34:55 Bureau of Land Management, Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue Portland, Oregon
Portland, OR 97208

CC: Oregon Congressional delegation

Re: BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions

Dear BLM,

I am very concerned with the direction the Bush Administration is headed
in with the management of nearly 2.6 million acres of federal forests
under the Western Oregon Plan Revisions.

The changes that the BLM is contemplating will unravel the protections of
the landmark Northwest Forest Plan, and may lead to water pollution,
degraded habitat, and increased conflict and controversy.

Your current proposal is unacceptable! The proposal ignores the role that
these forests play in regulating the climate!

Most Americans want federal land managers to embrace thinning second
growth forests, safeguard communities from wildfire and protect what
remains of our nation's ancient forests.

The WOPR puts water quality at-risk and would destroy some of Oregon's
most special places. We should protect our remaining mature and
old-growth forests!

It is disappointing that at a time when public consensus for old-growth
protection and second-growth thinning has never been stronger, the BLM is
proposing to clear-cut forests older than our nation and turn complex
ecosystems into flammable tree farms.

Please protect remaining old-growth forests!!

Sincerely,

Muriel Taylor
8048 Silver Fox Way
Chesapeake Beach MD 20732
EM-2130 Sara Leverette <saraleverette@gmail.com> Please protect our old-growth forests! 1/7/2008 14:49:01 Dear BLM,
I am very concerned with the direction the BLM is headed with the management of nearly 2.6 million acres of federal forests under the Western Oregon Plan Revisions. The changes the agency is contemplating will unravel the protections of the landmark Northwest Forest Plan, and will lead to water pollution, degraded habitat, and increased conflict and controversy.

BLM lands in western Oregon contain about 1-million acres of our remaining older forests. The WOPR would increase logging of forests over 200 years sevenfold, and threatens some of Oregon's best remaining ancient forests. Two thousand square miles of forest would be put in "Timber Management Areas," where clearcutting is emphasized.

By logging closer to streams the WOPR reduces important protections for clean water and Pacific salmon. High quality drinking water originates on BLM lands for the citizens of Salem, Corvallis, Eugene, and 70 other Oregon communities. Salmon need cool, clean water, but the WOPR would remove stream buffers that shade streams and keep sediment from the water. Please leave the existing protections for riparian areas in place.

Wildlife such as elk and black bear and threatened species like the northern spotted owl and the marbled murrelet rely on BLM forests. The WOPR would reduce protections for wildlife populations and diminish habitat for countless plant and wildlife species. Please choose an alternative that leaves habitat protections for wildlife, especially in existing old-growth forests, in place.

There are many less sensitive and more practical places to generate wood fiber than our last remaining ancient forests, like the millions of acres of young, even-age tree plantations that have grown since previous clearcuts. By focusing on previously logged public forestlands - many of which are now overgrown and in need of thinning - the BLM would provide wood to local mills while actually improving conditions for fish and wildlife and keeping saws out of precious old-growth forests.

Instead, the WOPR proposes to inflame the controversy by increasing old-growth clearcutting for a short-term economic fix. The WOPR puts water quality at risk and would destroy some of Oregon's most special places. We should protect our remaining mature and old-growth forests on public land, not clearcut these natural treasures.

Sara Leverette
3726 SE 16th Ave
Portland, OR 97202
EM-2131 Lance Bisaccia <em4lanceb@mind.net> The WOPR 1/7/2008 14:51:33 To the BLM:
 
The WOPR is a terrible plan.
 
Such a radical increase in the total cut --
and in the amount of clearcutting --
is appallingly irresponsible,
both in the harm it will do locally,
to many essential life systems,
and in its exacerbation of the climate crisis.
 
Lance Bisaccia
PO Box 579
Ashland, OR 97520
 
cc:
Senator Ron Wyden
Senator Gordon Smith
Rep. Greg Walden
 
 
EM-2132 Benjamin VanderVeen <benvanderveen@gmail.com> Protect Public Forests, Rivers and Wildlife 1/7/2008 15:13:59 Bureau of Land Management, Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office

333 SW 1st. Avenue Portland, Oregon

Portland, OR 97208


CC: Oregon Congressional delegation


Re: BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions


Dear BLM,


I am very concerned with the direction the Bush Administration is headed in with the management of nearly 2.6 million acres of federal forests under the Western Oregon Plan Revisions. The changes that the BLM is contemplating will unravel the protections of the landmark Northwest Forest Plan, and may lead to water pollution, degraded habitat, and increased conflict and controversy.


Your current proposal is unacceptable. The agency proposes to increase old-growth logging on public lands in western Oregon by 700%, build 1,000 miles of new logging road in the next decade and clearcut at a 9-1 ratio to thinning. This is a myopic and backwards proposal that depletes our natural resource base for future generations by weakening protections for forests, creeks and salmon. Shockingly, the proposal ignores the role that these forests play in regulating the climate. 


Most Americans want federal land managers to embrace thinning second growth forests, safeguard communities from wildfire and protect what remains of our nation's ancient forests. By focusing on previously logged public forestlands - many of which are now overgrown and in need of thinning - they are providing wood to local mills while actually improving conditions for fish and wildlife and keeping saws out of precious old-growth forests.


In contrast, the WOPR proposes to inflame the controversy by increasing old-growth clear-cutting for a short-term economic fix. The WOPR puts water quality at-risk and would destroy some of Oregon's most special places. We should protect our remaining mature and old-growth forests on public land, not clear-cut these natural treasures as the WOPR proposes to do.


It is disappointing that at a time when public consensus for old-growth protection and second-growth thinning has never been stronger, the BLM is proposing to clear-cut forests older than our nation and turn complex ecosystems into flammable tree farms.


Please protect remaining old-growth forests, focus active management of BLM lands in already logged-over areas, and concentrate job opportunities in restoration forestry that would benefit watersheds and generate wood products without multiplying past mistakes.


Sincerely,


Ben Veen

Benjamin VanderVeen   |   +Two Collective  |  ben@plustwocollective.com  |  734.223.9227



EM-2133 Matthew Bristow <myst567@yahoo.com> Please protect our old-growth forests! 1/7/2008 15:18:00 Dear BLM,
I live in Oregon for a variety of reasons, including the old-growth forests, excellent recreation, and opportunities to view wildlife on public lands. After learning about the BLM's Western Oregon Plan Revisions, I am very concerned this plan will degrade my ability to enjoy the public lands in western Oregon. The changes the Bureau of Land Management is proposing will unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan for old-growth forests and wildlife, and will lead to water pollution, degraded habitat, and increased conflict and controversy.

Some of my concerns include:
- I'm disappointed that all special areas (Research Natural Areas and Areas of Critical Environmental Concern) won't be protected from logging under WOPR. These areas contain unique values that many people seek out to enjoy. These areas should not be opened to logging.

- The increased, widespread clearcutting of forests under WOPR could reduce property values and the quality of life of thousands of Oregonians living near BLM lands. Over 1,000 miles of new logging road and 140,000 acres of clearcuts in the first decade alone would scar Oregon's spectacular landscape.

- Clearcutting of old growth forests and proposed "Off Highway Vehicle Emphasis Areas" threaten the peace and quiet for rural residents, visitors, and wildlife. Oregon needs rural residents and tourism to feed our economy - catering to the timber and motorized vehicle industry alone is not a solution.

Oregon's remaining old-growth forests are a treasure -- offering wonderful recreation opportunities, clean water, homes for wildlife, and offsetting global warming. But the WOPR is a step back to the unsustainable days of clear-cutting this amazing resource, endangering wildlife, muddying streams, and fueling public outcry. A better way is to protect our heritage forests and focus on thinning and restoration of the plentiful unhealthy plantations left over from the last logging boom. This approach would safeguard the many values of old-growth forests that make Oregon a place I want to live, while providing sustainable jobs and other economic benefits for rural communities.

Matthew Bristow
2802 SE Monroe St
Milwaukie, OR 97222-7667
EM-2134 Potter Stephanie Potter <spottermail@earthlink.net> Say No to the WOPR!!! 1/7/2008 15:30:36 Dear BLM,
I find it distressing that the BLM wants to increase logging of old growth forests and reduce stream buffers from 300 to as few as 25 feet with it's Western Oregon Plan Revisions. This threat to salmon and wildlife is huge, much less the effect it would have on people who make their living from the tourist industry and who appreciate Oregon's heritage.The changes the agency is contemplating will unravel the protections of the landmark Northwest Forest Plan, and will lead to water pollution, degraded habitat, and increased conflict and controversy.

BLM lands in western Oregon contain about 1-million acres of our remaining older forests. The WOPR would threatens some of Oregon's best remaining ancient forests. Two thousand square miles of forest would be put in "Timber Management Areas," where clearcutting is emphasized.

Logging old growth forests may make money in the short run, but what happens when the old growth is gone? And what about the fire danger of monoculture, immature tree plantations. And what about landslides from clear cuts, as we saw recently in Clatskine?

By logging closer to streams the WOPR reduces important protections for clean water and Pacific salmon. High quality drinking water originates on BLM lands for the citizens of Salem, Corvallis, Eugene, and 70 other Oregon communities. Salmon need cool, clean water, but the WOPR would remove stream buffers that shade streams and keep sediment from the water. Please leave the existing protections for riparian areas in place.

Wildlife such as elk and black bear and threatened species like the northern spotted owl and the marbled murrelet rely on BLM forests. The WOPR would reduce protections for wildlife populations and diminish habitat for countless plant and wildlife species. Please choose an alternative that leaves habitat protections for wildlife, especially in existing old-growth forests, in place.

There are many less sensitive and more practical places to generate wood fiber than our last remaining ancient forests, like the millions of acres of young, even-age tree plantations that have grown since previous clearcuts. By focusing on previously logged public forestlands - many of which are now overgrown and in need of thinning - the BLM would provide wood to local mills while actually improving conditions for fish and wildlife and keeping saws out of precious old-growth forests.

And with the threat of global warming we should be preserving our forests as carbon storage sites--not adding to the heating of our planet!!!

The WOPR proposes to the logging conflicts of the 80's by increasing old-growth clearcutting for a short-term economic fix. The WOPR puts water quality at risk and would destroy some of Oregon's most special places. We should protect our remaining mature and old-growth forests on public land, not clearcut these natural treasures. Say NO to the WOPR!!!!!!

Potter Stephanie Potter
3226 NE Davis

Portland, OR 97232
EM-2135 Vicki Shaylor <vickishaylor@hamptonaffiliates.com> BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision 1/7/2008 15:40:40 Vicki Shaylor
16080 SW 80th PL
Tigard, OR 97224-7588


January 7, 2008

Edward Shepard
OR/WA State Director
Bureau of Land Management
PO Box 2965
Portland, OR 97208


Dear Edward Shepard:

Please accept the following comments on the BLM's Draft Environmental
Impact Statement for the Revision of the Resource Management Plans for
Western Oregon.

The BLM must develop and analyzes at least one alternative that maximizes
the amount of land in timber production and receipts to local county
governments, and meets its no jeopardy obligation.



Congress and the Administration must ensure that when the Plan is
finalized that the BLM receives adequate funding so that it can be fully
implemented.

In summary, the economic viability of our rural communities and the
overall health of our federal forests are of vital importance to me. I
ask that you give these comments full consideration as you prepare the
final Environmental Impact Statement and select the final management plans
for the Western Oregon BLM Districts.

Sincerely,


Vicki Shaylor
503/203-6497

EM-2136 Matthew Lutter <mlutter@bhengineers.com> Don't log old growth forest!!! Get rid of the WOPR!!! 1/7/2008 15:42:42 Dear BLM,

I love to hike in old growth forests, observe wildlife in old growth forests and creek habitat, and hunt for mushrooms in old growth forests.  I love to go fishing in wild and scenic river areas surrounded by old growth forest.  I love to camp out in old growth forests.  I need old growth forests to keep me going in this crazy world. And I am not alone in Oregon.

I am very concerned with the direction the Bush Administration is headed in with the management of nearly 2.6 million acres of federal forests under the Western Oregon Plan Revisions. The changes that the BLM is contemplating will unravel the protections of the landmark Northwest Forest Plan, and may lead to water pollution, degraded habitat, and increased conflict and controversy.

Your current proposal is unacceptable. The agency proposes to increase old-growth logging on public lands in western Oregon by 700%, build 1,000 miles of new logging road in the next decade and clearcut at a 9-1 ratio to thinning. This is a myopic and backwards proposal that depletes our natural resource base for future generations by weakening protections for forests, creeks and salmon. Shockingly, the proposal ignores the role that these forests play in regulating the climate.

Most Americans want federal land managers to embrace thinning second growth forests, safeguard communities from wildfire and protect what remains of our nation's ancient forests. By focusing on previously logged public forestlands - many of which are now overgrown and in need of thinning - they are providing wood to local mills while actually improving conditions for fish and wildlife and keeping saws out of precious old-growth forests.

In contrast, the WOPR proposes to inflame the controversy by increasing old-growth clear-cutting for a short-term economic fix. The WOPR puts water quality at-risk and would destroy some of Oregon's most special places. We should protect our remaining mature and old-growth forests on public land, not clear-cut these natural treasures as the WOPR proposes to do.

It is disappointing that at a time when public consensus for old-growth protection and second-growth thinning has never been stronger, the BLM is proposing to clear-cut forests older than our nation and turn complex ecosystems into flammable tree farms.

Please protect remaining old-growth forests, focus active management of BLM lands in already logged-over areas, and concentrate job opportunities in restoration forestry that would benefit watersheds and generate wood products without multiplying past mistakes.

Sincerely,

Matt Lutter

1185 W. 25th Ave

Eugene, OR  97405

 

 

Matt Lutter

Commissioning Technician

Balzhiser & Hubbard Engineers
Mechanical - Electrical - Civil - Energy - Lighting - Surveying - Commissioning - Sustainability
100 West 13th Avenue, Eugene, Oregon 97401  (541) 686-8478  fax (541) 345-5303

 

 
EM-2137 Rob Feng <rob@brandnewschool.com> Protect Public Forests, Rivers and Wildlife 1/7/2008 15:46:30 Bureau of Land Management, Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue Portland, Oregon
Portland, OR 97208

CC: Oregon Congressional delegation

Re: BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions

Dear BLM,

I am very concerned with the direction the Bush Administration is
headed in with the management of nearly 2.6 million acres of federal
forests under the Western Oregon Plan Revisions. The changes that the
BLM is contemplating will unravel the protections of the landmark
Northwest Forest Plan, and may lead to water pollution, degraded
habitat, and increased conflict and controversy.

Your current proposal is unacceptable. The agency proposes to increase
old-growth logging on public lands in western Oregon by 700%, build
1,000 miles of new logging road in the next decade and clearcut at a
9-1 ratio to thinning. This is a myopic and backwards proposal that
depletes our natural resource base for future generations by weakening
protections for forests, creeks and salmon. Shockingly, the proposal
ignores the role that these forests play in regulating the climate.

Most Americans want federal land managers to embrace thinning second
growth forests, safeguard communities from wildfire and protect what
remains of our nation's ancient forests. By focusing on previously
logged public forestlands - many of which are now overgrown and in
need of thinning - they are providing wood to local mills while
actually improving conditions for fish and wildlife and keeping saws
out of precious old-growth forests.

In contrast, the WOPR proposes to inflame the controversy by
increasing old-growth clear-cutting for a short-term economic fix. The
WOPR puts water quality at-risk and would destroy some of Oregon's
most special places. We should protect our remaining mature and old-
growth forests on public land, not clear-cut these natural treasures
as the WOPR proposes to do.

It is disappointing that at a time when public consensus for old-
growth protection and second-growth thinning has never been stronger,
the BLM is proposing to clear-cut forests older than our nation and
turn complex ecosystems into flammable tree farms.

Please protect remaining old-growth forests, focus active management
of BLM lands in already logged-over areas, and concentrate job
opportunities in restoration forestry that would benefit watersheds
and generate wood products without multiplying past mistakes.

Sincerely,

Robert J Feng
6200 Banner Ave. #1
Los Angeles CA 90038
EM-2138 Carole LaVigne <clavigne@warpmail.net> Protect Old Growth Forests 1/7/2008 15:46:34 Bureau of Land Management, Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue Portland, Oregon
Portland, OR 97208

CC: Oregon Congressional delegation

Re: BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions

Dear BLM,

I am writing to urge you to reject the Western Oregon Plan Revisions.
The changes that the BLM is contemplating will unravel the
protections of the landmark Northwest Forest Plan, and will lead to
water pollution, degraded mature forest habitat, and increased
conflict and controversy.

Your current proposal is unacceptable. The agency proposes to
increase old-growth logging on public lands in western Oregon by
700%, build 1,000 miles of new logging road in the next decade and
clearcut at a 9-1 ratio to thinning. This is a myopic and backwards
proposal that depletes our natural resource base for future
generations by weakening protections for forests, creeks and salmon.
Shockingly, the proposal ignores the role that these forests play in
regulating the climate.

Please protect remaining old-growth forests, focus active management
of BLM lands in already logged-over areas, and concentrate job
opportunities in restoration forestry that would benefit watersheds
and generate wood products without multiplying past mistakes.

Sincerely,

Carole LaVigne
PO Box 553
Burlington, Vermont 05402-0553
EM-2139 Laura Wickstrom <laurawickstrom@hamptonaffiliates.com> BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision 1/7/2008 16:07:25 Laura Wickstrom
17370 Keasey Road
Vernonia, OR 97064


January 7, 2008

Edward Shepard
OR/WA State Director
Bureau of Land Management
PO Box 2965
Portland, OR 97208


Dear Edward Shepard:

Please accept the following comments on the BLM's Draft Environmental
Impact Statement for the Revision of the Resource Management Plans for
Western Oregon.

None of the three alternatives presented in the DEIS meet the requirements
of the O&C Act because they do not manage the land for the dominant use of
timber production. Reserving the majority (52%) of the suitable
timberlands for the purpose of a listed species is contrary to the O&C Act.

Because of the unique nature of the O&C Lands, by law these lands are not
available to be part of a reserve system designed to recover a listed
species. The BLM should consider active management for the protection of
listed and sensitive species and their habitat before adopting passive,
reserve strategies. The alternative selected by the BLM, however, should
be one that will not jeopardize the continued existence of listed species
within the species entire habitat range.

The BLM must develop and analyzes at least one alternative that maximizes
the amount of land in timber production and receipts to local county
governments, and meets its no jeopardy obligation.

Congress and the Administration must ensure that when the Plan is
finalized that the BLM receives adequate funding so that it can be fully
implemented.

When implemented, the Plan should live up to the full commitment that was
made to local counties.

Timber sale revenues must generate at least an amount equal to the funding
that was provided to local counties through the Secure Rural Schools and
Community Self-Determination Act on a yearly basis.

All BLM administered land should be managed to minimize the threat of
catastrophic wildfire on these lands and surrounding state and private
lands.

Access should be maintained through BLM administered lands for private
land access, fire suppression, as well as recreational uses, such as
hunting, fishing, boating and sightseeing.

In summary, the economic viability of our rural communities and the
overall health of our federal forests are of vital importance to me. I
ask that you give these comments full consideration as you prepare the
final Environmental Impact Statement and select the final management plans
for the Western Oregon BLM Districts.

Sincerely,


Laura Wickstrom

EM-2140 Bruce Branson <brucebranson@hamptonaffiliates.com> BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision 1/7/2008 16:08:28 Bruce Branson
1000 Willamina Creek Rd
Willamina, OR 97396


January 7, 2008

Edward Shepard
OR/WA State Director
Bureau of Land Management
PO Box 2965
Portland, OR 97208


Dear Edward Shepard:

Please accept the following comments on the BLM's Draft Environmental
Impact Statement for the Revision of the Resource Management Plans for
Western Oregon.

None of the three alternatives presented in the DEIS meet the requirements
of the O&C Act because they do not manage the land for the dominant use of
timber production. Reserving the majority (52%) of the suitable
timberlands for the purpose of a listed species is contrary to the O&C Act.

Because of the unique nature of the O&C Lands, by law these lands are not
available to be part of a reserve system designed to recover a listed
species. The BLM should consider active management for the protection of
listed and sensitive species and their habitat before adopting passive,
reserve strategies. The alternative selected by the BLM, however, should
be one that will not jeopardize the continued existence of listed species
within the species entire habitat range.

The BLM must develop and analyzes at least one alternative that maximizes
the amount of land in timber production and receipts to local county
governments, and meets its no jeopardy obligation.

Congress and the Administration must ensure that when the Plan is
finalized that the BLM receives adequate funding so that it can be fully
implemented.

When implemented, the Plan should live up to the full commitment that was
made to local counties.

Timber sale revenues must generate at least an amount equal to the funding
that was provided to local counties through the Secure Rural Schools and
Community Self-Determination Act on a yearly basis.

All BLM administered land should be managed to minimize the threat of
catastrophic wildfire on these lands and surrounding state and private
lands.

Access should be maintained through BLM administered lands for private
land access, fire suppression, as well as recreational uses, such as
hunting, fishing, boating and sightseeing.

In summary, the economic viability of our rural communities and the
overall health of our federal forests are of vital importance to me. I
ask that you give these comments full consideration as you prepare the
final Environmental Impact Statement and select the final management plans
for the Western Oregon BLM Districts.

Sincerely,


Bruce Branson
503-876-1328

EM-2141 JANE CAPIZZI <jgcapizzi@msn.com> westernoregonplanrevision 1/7/2008 16:09:50 Western Oregon Plan Revisions--BLM
    
To whom it may concern:
 
    I have a few comments on the WOPR from the viewpoint of a fisherman, birder, citizen, Izaak Walton League past division president and an Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commissioner.
 
    1.  The preferred alternative allows logging within 25 feet from a stream.  This will cause water temperature and fish habitat to be undesirable and deadly to the salmon, steelhead, trout and other cold water species.  The mess left along streams will be unsightly.  Tourism and just the pleasure of us ordinary people-fishing or just rafting-will be ruined.  As is the usual case, the old $ comes in to hopefully tip the scales toward keeping Oregon attractive and inviting.
 
    2.  It is hard to believe BLM people of persuasion haven't been to the North Unpqua River, up the Sandy River, or to the North Santiam River to learn how valueable it is to fish and wildlife.  It is crucial that these special beautiful fish and wildlife habitats not be eliminated.
 
    3.  As for Off Highway Vehicles, they have been illegally trespassing on federal, state, and private land  since before the early 80's.  When I was an Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commissioner through the 80's I asked the Oregon State Police Game Enforcement officer, Major Hyder, to check how other states were handling this problem.  In most states the rules were in place but they were not being enforced.
 
`   4.  It is short sighted to cut old growth trees when there is plenty of younger or unwanted trees available.  The NW Forest Plan should be followed.  The old growth habitat takes so long to be valuable to animal  and birds of all sizes and degrees of threatened or endangered classification.  The food chain crashes when the old growth trees crash.
 
    Finally, I hope the designers of this latest plan will listen to the biologists and rewrite the plan for the greatest scientific benefit to the fish and wildlife of our great state.     
 
    Sincerely,  Jane G. Capizzi
           
                    5440 SW Skyview Ave.
                    Corvallis, Oregon 97333
EM-2142 icastes@gmail.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:11:21 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
Kalev Pehme
389 Palos Verdes Blvd.
#43
Redondo Beach, CA 90277

EM-2143 patrickl@mac.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:11:21 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
Patrick Lovell
12244 Military Rd So
Seattle, WA 98168 2427

EM-2144 amrsb@worldnet.att.net Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:11:21 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
richard schwartz
1676 Tacoma Ave
Berkeley, CA 94707

EM-2145 jackdbrownjr@hotmail.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:11:21 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
Jack Brown Jr
334 3rd Ave N
Payette, ID 83661

EM-2146 Tamara Shadbolt <shadbolt@interserv.com> BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision 1/7/2008 16:12:05 Tamara Shadbolt
11640 SW Tiedeman Ave
Tigard, OR 97223


January 7, 2008

Edward Shepard
OR/WA State Director
Bureau of Land Management
PO Box 2965
Portland, OR 97208


Dear Edward Shepard:

Please accept the following comments on the BLM's Draft Environmental
Impact Statement for the Revision of the Resource Management Plans for
Western Oregon.

None of the three alternatives presented in the DEIS meet the requirements
of the O&C Act because they do not manage the land for the dominant use of
timber production. Reserving the majority (52%) of the suitable
timberlands for the purpose of a listed species is contrary to the O&C Act.

Because of the unique nature of the O&C Lands, by law these lands are not
available to be part of a reserve system designed to recover a listed
species. The BLM should consider active management for the protection of
listed and sensitive species and their habitat before adopting passive,
reserve strategies. The alternative selected by the BLM, however, should
be one that will not jeopardize the continued existence of listed species
within the species entire habitat range.

The BLM must develop and analyzes at least one alternative that maximizes
the amount of land in timber production and receipts to local county
governments, and meets its no jeopardy obligation.

Congress and the Administration must ensure that when the Plan is
finalized that the BLM receives adequate funding so that it can be fully
implemented.

When implemented, the Plan should live up to the full commitment that was
made to local counties.

Timber sale revenues must generate at least an amount equal to the funding
that was provided to local counties through the Secure Rural Schools and
Community Self-Determination Act on a yearly basis.

All BLM administered land should be managed to minimize the threat of
catastrophic wildfire on these lands and surrounding state and private
lands.

Access should be maintained through BLM administered lands for private
land access, fire suppression, as well as recreational uses, such as
hunting, fishing, boating and sightseeing.

In summary, the economic viability of our rural communities and the
overall health of our federal forests are of vital importance to me. I
ask that you give these comments full consideration as you prepare the
final Environmental Impact Statement and select the final management plans
for the Western Oregon BLM Districts.

Sincerely,


Tamara A. Shadbolt
503-624-6366

EM-2147 staylor4@tribune.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:12:21 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
Steven Taylor
1702 Pullman Ln.
Redondo Beach, CA 90278

EM-2148 lyle.funderburk@gmail.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:12:21 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
Lyle Funderburk
610 NW Davis #2
Portland, OR 97209

EM-2149 scott_d_rankin@msn.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:12:21 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
Scott Rankin
3917 SW Portland St.
Seattle, WA 98136

EM-2150 mamalove@prodigy.net Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:12:21 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
Sheri Norwood
125 N Allen Ave #211
Pasadena, CA 91106

EM-2151 bdill@earthjustice.org Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:12:21 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
Brianaction Dill
426 17th Street, 6th Floor
Oakland, CA 94612

EM-2152 aosmithaos@aol.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:12:21 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
Andrew Osborne-Smith
911 Leslie Court
San Carlos, CA 94070

EM-2153 kcarbonn@fhcrc.org Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:12:21 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
Karen Carbonneau
4500 Palatine Ave. North
#101
Seattle, WA 98103

EM-2154 mfleming@earthjustice.org Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:12:21 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
Maggie fleming
426 17th street
oakland, CA 94612

EM-2155 darynnej@yahoo.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:12:21 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
darynne jessler
4408 gentry ave
Valley Village, CA 91607

EM-2156 aingerj@saccounty.net Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:12:21 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
Joel Ainger
2313 25Th Ave
Sacramento, CA 95822

EM-2157 patkl@charter.net Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:12:21 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
Pat LeBaron
2368 Amaryllis
Medford, OR 97504

EM-2158 careycorr@sbcglobal.net Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:12:21 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
Carey Corr
31 Seascape Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92663

EM-2159 betsy.carey@phs.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:12:21 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
Elizabeth Carey
3044 S. Kerckhoff Ave.
San Pedro, CA 90731

EM-2160 c262@aol.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:12:21 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
Chris Egle
616 Brookside Ave. #6
Redlands, CA 92373

EM-2161 Michael Lynam <mikelynam@hamptonaffiliates.com> BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision 1/7/2008 16:12:23 Michael Lynam
39216 Ski Park Road East
Eatonville, WA 98328


January 7, 2008

Edward Shepard
OR/WA State Director
Bureau of Land Management
PO Box 2965
Portland, OR 97208


Dear Edward Shepard:

Please accept the following comments on the BLM's Draft Environmental
Impact Statement for the Revision of the Resource Management Plans for
Western Oregon.

Because of the unique nature of the O&C Lands, by law these lands are not
available to be part of a reserve system designed to recover a listed
species. The BLM should consider active management for the protection of
listed and sensitive species and their habitat before adopting passive,
reserve strategies. The alternative selected by the BLM, however, should
be one that will not jeopardize the continued existence of listed species
within the species entire habitat range.

When implemented, the Plan should live up to the full commitment that was
made to local counties.

Timber sale revenues must generate at least an amount equal to the funding
that was provided to local counties through the Secure Rural Schools and
Community Self-Determination Act on a yearly basis.

In summary, the economic viability of our rural communities and the
overall health of our federal forests are of vital importance to me. I
ask that you give these comments full consideration as you prepare the
final Environmental Impact Statement and select the final management plans
for the Western Oregon BLM Districts.

Sincerely,


Michael Lynam
360-630-9983

EM-2162 Jerry and Toy LeChien <punkn@oregonfast.net> a comment of the BLM Western Oregon Plan 1/7/2008 16:12:45 To whom it may concern,                                                                         January 7, 2008
 
 
I have heard some of the comments and read some of the information on your website about the new plans for cutting over 48% of the old growth frorests. 
 
My husband and I are so saddened to hear that this fight continues, after all we've already lost because of the greed of our humanity.  We would have hoped that the old trees and the beautiful life giving sancuary they provide would be considered a living thing that should not be destroyed. 
 
We would ask that there be no action taken against these trees.  If necessary, only managed forest thinning of younger trees should be done.  The replanting of trees sounds nice, but I have planted a few trees myself, and they are not ever going to grow into the giants we can see in our forests hundreds of years old!  Here in Florence, there are several large clear cut areas along the highway 101 you can see from the road while driving by.  It looks terrible.  It looks like a bomb went off.  We call it "ground zero".  There doesn't seem to be any new trees planted there.  I am sure the habitat is destroyed. 
 
Fire will happen.  I am sure we will never be able to control that.  Some forests that pose a threat to the population and their homes and structures might be better off if some of the undergrowth is thinned down?  But we do believe that our earth was created to work and function just fine without our interferance or our so called "help". 
 
We moved from southern california 30 years ago to get out of the land of concrete and streets, smog and cars.  We moved to Oregon because of the beauty of it's forests, streams, and wild areas.  Our children deserve to see and enjoy these same wild and beautiful places. 
 
Please preserve our old growth forests.  Set up another lotto or "casino" for the money they say they need so badly.  Just where is all that money going anyway?  People are spending thousands of dollars of those things every day.  There could be a "Save the forest lotto".
 
We hope you take our suggestions to your highest authority, and, we hope you agree, the trees and forests should not be clearcut.
 
Mr and Mrs LeChien
53 Rhody Lp
Florence, OR 97439
punkn@oregonfast.net
EM-2163 regina@romancingyoursoul.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:13:21 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
Regina Cates
318 S. Reeves Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90212

EM-2164 lleifer@fielding.edu Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:13:21 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
Laura Leifer
1216 Cuesta Street
Santa Ynez, CA 93460

EM-2165 tof@cox.net Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:13:21 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
Johannah Frank
2685 Sunset Hills
Escondido, CA 92025

EM-2166 goredwings@charter.net Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:13:21 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
Stacey Smith
3008 Shipway Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90808

EM-2167 jackiedern@hotmail.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:13:21 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR).

This is horrible and a terrible use of my/our/public land!!!

This misguided and unacceptable plan would unravel the
protections of the Northwest Forest Plan (NWFP) and threaten the
magnificent forests, diversity of life, and clean salmon-rich
waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
Jacqueline Dern
9708 116th Ave NE
Kirkland, WA 9803

EM-2168 pamgreen11@yahoo.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:13:21 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
Pamela Green
2200 Pacific Ave., Unit 11E
San Francisco, CA 94115

EM-2169 babybuddha@coastside.net Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:13:21 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
Amanda Dorell
p.o.box 177
El Granada, CA 94018

EM-2170 moranacus@gmail.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:13:21 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
Victor Glock
2412 Judson St.
San Diego, CA 92111

EM-2171 chansen@loweenterprises.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:13:21 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
Charlotte Hansen
11777 San Vicente Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90049

EM-2172 mikecroman@earthlink.net Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:13:21 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
Michael Croman
"3333 Madrona Beach Road, NW"
Olympia, WA 98502

EM-2173 jackiepeloquin@sbcglobal.net Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:13:21 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
Jackie Peloquin
3138 W. Dakota Ave #234
Fresno, CA 93722

EM-2174 erika12572@yahoo.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:13:21 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
Erika Huston
6206 NE 25th Avenue
Portland, OR 97211

EM-2175 akames@ucsc.edu Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:13:21 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
Alexander Ames
228 Mountain View Ave Apt C
Santa Cruz, CA 95062

EM-2176 mermishwomyn@msn.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:13:21 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
Stefanie Zier
1935 21st Avenue SE Apt 98
Albany, OR 97322

EM-2177 david@davidspero.org Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:13:21 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
David Spero
2325 Casitas Way
Palm Springs, CA 92264-8219

EM-2178 viettilsw@att.net Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:13:21 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
Kara Vietti
2113 Vernon Rd.
Lake Stevens, WA 98258

EM-2179 jacornwall@aol.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:13:21 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
Judith Cornwall
18209 167th Ave NE
Woodinville, WA 98072

EM-2180 gmseverson@yahoo.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:13:21 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
Gregory Severson
15414 35th ave W. #6
Lynnwood, WA 98037

EM-2181 moongdes@sbcglobal.net Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:13:21 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
Diana Ginnebaugh
969G La Mesa Ter
Sunnyvale, CA 94086

EM-2182 ingrid.behrsin@gmail.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:13:21 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
ingrid behrsin
990 Euclid Ave.
suite P
Berkeley, CA 94708

EM-2183 jzawaski@alnella.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:13:21 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
Joan Zawaski
2883 MacArthur Blvd.
Oakland, CA 94602

EM-2184 ahimsa9@juno.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:13:21 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
shannon abernathy
320 Dakota Ave. # 6
santa cruz, CA 95060

EM-2185 felstiner@stanford.edu Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:13:21 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
john felstiner
660 salvatierra st
stanford, CA 94305

EM-2186 fredawhite@mac.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:13:21 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
Freda White
10 Redondo Court
Alameda, CA 94501

EM-2187 breed_twospirit@yahoo.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:13:21 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
Amergin O'Kai
5114 SE Ogden St
Portland, OR 97206

EM-2188 bikofurry@yahoo.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:13:21 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
Karen Ennis
623 Wakerobin Lane
San Rafael, CA 94903

EM-2189 Mikek@rosebudus.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:13:21 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
Mike Kappus
2328 12th Ave
San Francisco, CA 94116

EM-2190 fain@rand.org Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:13:21 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
Terry Fain
703 Ozone Ave
Santa Monica, CA 90405

EM-2191 barkcanoe@earthlink.net Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:14:21 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
John Lindman
1111 West 10th Ave
Spokane, WA 99204

EM-2192 dpettry@aol.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:14:21 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
Deborah Pettry
1736 W. Montecito Way
san diego, CA 92103

EM-2193 tmorris@coxcastle.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:14:21 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
Tara Morris
1841 S. SHENANDOAH ST
Los Angeles, CA 90035

EM-2194 agypsyrock@gmail.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:14:21 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
allen wall
pob 1641
Lucerne, CA 95458

EM-2195 glenlivit@ca.rr.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:14:21 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
Carol Bauer
9757 Sunland Blvd.
Shadow Hills, CA 91040

EM-2196 sharronthomas@selzerrealty.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:14:21 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
Sharron Thomas
146 Giorno Ave
Ukiah, CA 95482

EM-2197 montysm@comcast.net Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:14:21 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
sally montgomery
485 mt. olympus dr sw
issaquah, WA 98027

EM-2198 fginneba@sbcglobal.net Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:14:21 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
Fred Ginnebaugh
969G La Mesa Ter
Sunnyvale, CA 94086

EM-2199 sanjivbajaj@charter.net Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:14:21 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
Sanjiv Bajaj
"1116 North Louise St., Apt. #3"
Glendale, CA 91207

EM-2200 nicolettesmusic@gmail.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:14:21 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
Nicolette Holman
8757 Canby Avenue
Northridge, CA 91325

EM-2201 spamonika@charter.net Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:14:21 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
Monika Peters
26573 Ocean View Dr
Malibu, CA 90265

EM-2202 smunday@pacbell.net Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:14:21 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

STOP! We need our forests, please do not pass the WOPR.

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP).

This proposal would take us backwards to the days of rampant old
growth clear-cutting, destructive road building, and local
controversy, and would fail to provide real stewardship of these
resources. I urge you to reject this and every attempt to
undermine science-based protections for our nation's natural
resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
Susan Munday
1200 Lakeshore Ave
#19F
Oakland, CA 94606

EM-2203 dfirshein@comcast.net Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:14:21 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
David Firshein
187 Forrest Ave.
Fairfax, CA 94930

EM-2204 cmunrow@earthlink.net Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:14:21 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
Claudia Wornum
55 Genoa Place
San Francisco, CA 94133

EM-2205 ghe34@sbcglobal.net Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:14:21 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
Gloria Ellwood
849 N.Harper Av.
Los Angeles, CA 90046

EM-2206 patti_thompson_01@hotmail.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:14:21 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
Patricia Thompson
2181 NW Glisan St
Apt 509
Portland, OR 97210

EM-2207 jillian@firstflight.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:14:21 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
Jillian Saxty
839 Oak Street
Alameda, CA 94501

EM-2208 ethanjohnnorris@yahoo.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:14:21 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
Ethan Norris
3311 NW 72nd St
Seattle, WA 98117

EM-2209 joslyn.baxter@gmail.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:14:21 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
Joslyn Baxter
1424 Grove Street
Apt. 2
San Francisco, CA 94117

EM-2210 robyn@manoneng.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:14:21 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
Robyn Rivers
15646 NE 100th Way
Redmond, WA 98052

EM-2211 kaharris79@hotmail.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:14:21 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
Kimberley Harris
5355 Cochran St. #201
Simi Valley, CA 93063

EM-2212 anarudolph@gmail.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:14:21 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
Ana Rudolph
351 Mariposa Street
Brisbane, CA 94005-1538

EM-2213 peacemealgarden@msn.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:14:21 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
Barbara Bartel
38200 S.E. Coupland Rd..
Estacada, OR 97023

EM-2214 tturner@earthjustice.org Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:14:21 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
Tom Turner
426 Seventeenth St
Sixth Floor
Oakland, CA 94612

EM-2215 geoformer@sbcglobal.net Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:14:21 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
George Reeves
721 Elaine Dr
Stockton, CA 95207-4802

EM-2216 old_grayfox@comcast.net Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:14:21 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
Kenneth Crandall
2712 107th Ave NE
Bellevue, WA 98004

EM-2217 mapolick@aol.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:14:21 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
melissa polick
280 loring
mill valley, CA 94941

EM-2218 Jerryc@pacbell.net Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:14:21 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
Jerry Clymo
2551 Monarch Pl.
Union City, CA 94587-1810

EM-2219 speirce@greenspeedisp.net Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:15:21 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
maja silberberg
12749 McCormick
valley Village, CA 91607

EM-2220 renabchiu@verizon.net Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:15:21 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
Rena Chiu
5360 NW Hawk Place
Portland, OR 97229

EM-2221 barbtraveler@yahoo.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:15:21 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
Barbara Byrd
4825 NE 60th Avenue
Portland, OR 97218

EM-2222 Mottman2@hotmail.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:15:21 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
Frank Mott
16852 Coach Lane
Huntington Beach, CA 92649

EM-2223 maryetta@edmoose.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:15:21 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
Mary Etta Moose
1962 Powell St
San Francisco, CA 94133

EM-2224 paul.wilkins@bfcloans.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:15:21 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
Paul Wilkins
350 Burchett St #233
Glendale, CA 91203

EM-2225 erootsmcbride@aol.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:15:21 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
Ellen McBride
7077 Enright Drive
Citrus Heights, CA 95621

EM-2226 nigeldent30@hotmail.co.uk Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:15:21 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
Nigel Dent
1282A 6th Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94122

EM-2227 inoah@mff.org Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:15:21 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
Ian Noah
5109 Showboat Lane
Culver City, CA 90230

EM-2228 adam@adamgottschalk.net Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:15:21 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
Adam Gottschalk
1470 NE Alberta Street
Portland, OR 97211

EM-2229 juneajunebug@aol.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:15:21 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
June Alexander
745 Racquet Club Circle
Rohnert Park, CA 94928

EM-2230 steve.robey@gmail.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:15:21 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
Steve Robey
25559 Brookshire Dr
castro valley, CA 94552

EM-2231 judy@axisdance.org Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:15:21 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
Judith A. Smith
2712 Grande Vista Ave
Oakland, CA 94601

EM-2232 sharon@lebowmusic.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:15:21 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
Sharon Earle
28220 Matador Place
Santa Clarita, CA 91390

EM-2233 shannon.fouts@alaskaair.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:15:21 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
Shannon Fouts
S Wright Ave
Tacoma, WA 98418

EM-2234 timtaurus@aol.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:15:21 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.

The presence of old-growth forests is what separtates Oregon and
Washington. Look at the landscape of Washington's forests. It
looks like a patchwork quilt. Please continue your policy of
selective cutting. it is better policy. Please do not allow
clear cutting.



Sincerely,
Timothy Curry
369 Maryann Lane
Pomona, CA 91767-2833

EM-2235 lindsay@lauriedavid.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:15:21 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
Lindsay Guetschow
1318 16th Street #104
Santa Monica, CA 90404

EM-2236 leisuregarden@sbcglobal.net Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:15:21 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
Brian Johnson
5455 Shafter Avenue
Oakland, CA 94618

EM-2237 Elsparkle1@aol.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:15:21 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
Eloise Drew
2013 Garland Ct.
Walnut Creek, CA 94595

EM-2238 d_stayner@hadw.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:15:21 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
Don Stayner
3518 Fremont Ave. N.
Seattle, WA 98103

EM-2239 rcberti@msn.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:15:21 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
Ron Berti
155 SW 88th Ave
Portland, OR 97225

EM-2240 kfalk@bbllaw.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:15:21 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
Karen Falk
12612 2nd Ave S
Seattle, WA 98168

EM-2241 luutersfriend@yahoo.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:15:21 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
David Rasmussen
8470 Harold Way
Los Angeles, CA 90069

EM-2242 scarrier@earthjustice.org Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:15:21 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
Suzanne Carrier
5359 1/2 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94618

EM-2243 barbara_orr@spe.sony.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:15:21 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
Barbara Orr
19327 Citronia St.
Northridge, CA 91324

EM-2244 bluelynne@sbcglobal.net Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:17:21 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
Lynne Preston
638 Rhode island St.
San Francisco, CA 94107

EM-2245 boblich@juno.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:17:21 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
Robert Lichtenstein
4223 Gregory Street
Oakland, CA 94619

EM-2246 lgibb@ucla.edu Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:17:21 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
Linda Gibboney
16715A Vanowen St.
Van Nuys, CA 91406

EM-2247 ocache@yahoo.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:17:21 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
Otto Cache
P.O. Box 711
Tujunga, CA 91043

EM-2248 jsdavine@aol.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:17:21 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
Jill Davine
4047 La Salle Avenue
Culver City, CA 90232

EM-2249 bcollins@earthjustice.org Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:17:21 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
Blair Collins
1016 Norwood Ave.
Oakland, CA 94610

EM-2250 ccasilli@hotmail.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:17:21 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
Christopher Casilli
13230 Fiji Way
Unit F
Marina del Rey, CA 90292

EM-2251 RHINO@socal.rr.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:17:21 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
Philip Smith
19552
Ditmar Lane
Huntington Beach, CA 92646

EM-2252 DeesSupport@gmail.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:17:21 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
Frances Devincenzi
8036 Moreland St.
Stockton, CA 95212

EM-2253 nikitamisha1@hotmail.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:17:21 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
Lori Field Sutton
1000 El Camino Real
Atherton, CA 94027

EM-2254 tami@hbdesign.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:17:21 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
Tamara Mathews
1835 SE 59th Ave
Portland, OR 97215

EM-2255 marktwexler@yahoo.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:17:21 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
Mark Wexler
PO Box 5638
11650 Garnet Way #2
Auburn, CA 95604

EM-2256 rrrachel@cruzio.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:17:21 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
Rachel Wolf
403 Emeline Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA 95060

EM-2257 adriennekligman@verizon.net Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:17:21 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
Adrienne Kligman
1560 El Verano Drive
Thousand Oaks, CA 91362

EM-2258 kingpatsfan@hotmail.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:17:21 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
Robert Roberto
10746 North Magnolia Ave 8C
Santee, CA 92071

EM-2259 eddie8807@yahoo.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:17:21 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
Eduardo Gonzalez
11542 Willake Street
Los Angeles, CA 90670

EM-2260 gebar@pobox.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:17:21 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
Gordon Barrett
13591 Beaumont Avenue
Saratoga, CA 95070-4917

EM-2261 relfalison@yahoo.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:17:21 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
Relf Alison Star
3442 1/2 Padua Ave.
Claremont, CA 91711-2059

EM-2262 sjdean@mac.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:17:21 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
Sandra Dean
5654 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94618

EM-2263 pattonpacific@cox.net Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:17:21 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
Md Fein
PO Box 15413
Newport Beach, CA 92659

EM-2264 rcresch@jeffnet.org Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:17:21 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR).

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that will
destroy these ancient forests.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
Dr. Ruth C, Resch
1000 Terra Ave
Ashland, OR 97520

EM-2265 mglanders@idahova.org Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:17:21 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
Michael Glanders
515 Dee Drive
Jerome, ID 83338

EM-2266 colleen@plazatravel.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:17:21 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
Colleen Carter
18139 Erik Ct 258
Canyon Country, CA 91387

EM-2267 marjanagha@gmail.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:17:21 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
Marjan Agha
P.O. Box 9853
Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067

EM-2268 raven2501_2000@yahoo.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:17:21 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
Adrian Villarreal
650 East Bonita Ave
APT. 1402
San Dimas, CA 91773

EM-2269 lisab@humboldt1.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:17:21 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
Lisa Butterfield
2440 Wood Street
Eureka, CA 95501

EM-2270 amypierre@wans.net Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:17:21 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
Amy Pierre
138 Monte Cresta Ave
Oakland, CA 94611

EM-2271 Carol@CraftedbyCarol.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:17:21 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
Carol Wagner
22226 SW 110th Place
Tualatin, OR 97062-8158

EM-2272 johnra0a@comcast.net Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:17:21 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
Richard Johnson
2080 West 25Th Avenue
Eugene, OR 97405

EM-2273 bryan_kelley_1998@yahoo.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:17:21 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
Bryan Kelley
6250 SW Bonita Road
F-105
Lake Oswego, OR 97035

EM-2274 jlseals2001@yahoo.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:17:21 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
Jeanne Seals
11033 Massachusetts Avenue #25
Los Angeles, CA 90025

EM-2275 cbournellis@yahoo.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:17:21 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
cindy bournellis
3489 Wine Barrel Way
San Jose, CA 95124

EM-2276 maxcalvillo@hotmail.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:17:21 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
linda calvillo
1193 stagecoach road
frazier park, CA 93225

EM-2277 riozen@riozen.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:17:21 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
Philip Parker
PO BOX 261931
Encino, CA 91426

EM-2278 drumsm@sbcglobal.net Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:18:21 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
Traci Rodriguez
655 Baker St H203
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

EM-2279 ddolotta@yahoo.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:18:21 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
David Dolotta
1205 Del Oro Ave
Santa Barbara, CA 93109

EM-2280 jfelton@pwcwire.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:18:21 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
Jeff Felton
21756 SW Sherwood Blvd. #158
Sherwood, OR 97140

EM-2281 kurt@alliedbrokers.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:18:21 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
Kurt Klemm
3012 Goodacre Place
San Jose, CA 95125

EM-2282 phil.reser@radiology.ucsf.edu Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:18:21 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
Phil Reser
1225 Terra Nova Blvd.
Pacifica, CA 94044

EM-2283 howiecate@igc.org Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:18:21 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
Howard Meyerson
120 Whit's Road
Mountain View, CA 94040

EM-2284 sherriangl@yahoo.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:18:21 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region. Please don't do
this. Our world needs to protect our forests.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
Sherri Pickel
6266 Lee Court
Chino, CA 91710

EM-2285 mikebeilstein@yahoo.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:18:21 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
Mike Beilstein
1214 NW 12th St
Corvallis, OR 97330

EM-2286 petelenhardt@yahoo.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:18:21 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
Peter Lenhardt
562 University Drive
Menlo Park, CA 94025

EM-2287 cynthiaey@aol.com STRONG Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:18:21 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

URGENT, I am writing in strong opposition to the BLM's attempt
to put our nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed
Western Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and
unacceptable plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest
Forest Plan (NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests,
diversity of life, and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
Cynthia Yandow
25946 Kings Ct
Pioneer, CA 95666

EM-2288 naughton@alum.wellesley.edu Use Your Head: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:18:21 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
Judith Naughton
16593 Ferris Ave
Los Gatos, CA 95032-5613

EM-2289 elainegraybill@yahoo.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:18:21 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
Martha Elaine Graybill
1125 Loma Avenue #121
Coronado, CA 92118

EM-2290 coastpi@aol.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:18:21 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
Chris Scrimiger
1670 Norwich Ave.
Cambria, CA 93428

EM-2291 marti123@mac.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:18:21 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

As an Oregon resident, outdoorsman, biker, and fisherman, I am
writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our nation's
beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western Oregon Plan
Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable plan would
unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan (NWFP) and
threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life, and clean
salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Destruction of our old-growth forest heritage cannot be our
legacy, and the plan to protect our ancient forests, clean
water, and the wildlife that call these areas home must be
strengthened, not weakened. Our salmon populations and our own
population depend on more intelligent stewardship of our land.



Sincerely,
Rich Martin
1663 5TH ST
Hood River, OR 97031

EM-2292 starfirechild_2000@yahoo.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:18:21 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
Elizabeth Windham
8633 Lemon Ave, Apt 6
La Mesa, CA 91941

EM-2293 kenterway@msn.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:18:21 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
Richard %pa_first_name% Carolyn Rosenstein
2194 Century Hill
Los Angeles, CA 90067-3502

EM-2294 woicle@yahoo.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:18:21 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
Walt Oicle
627 Harkins Slough rd.
Watsonville, CA 95076

EM-2295 eburke40@hotmail.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:18:21 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
Elizabeth Burke
4000 Derek Dr NE
Bremerton, WA 98311

EM-2296 rolandsalvato@hotmail.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:18:21 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
Roland Salvato
2934 Larkin
San Francisco, CA 94109

EM-2297 BettyLAtw@aol.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:18:21 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
Elizabeth Livingston
1518 Austin St
Atwater, CA 95301-4505

EM-2298 stevedowning@cox.net Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:18:21 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
Steve Downing
2316 Edgewater Way
Santa Barbara, CA 93109

EM-2299 raiderman9@sbcglobal.net Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:18:21 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
Tom Nash
4313 Gloria Court
Rohnert Park, CA 94928-1550

EM-2300 vrabec1@aol.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:18:21 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
serge vrabec
5902 SE Milwaukie aVe
portland, OR 97202

EM-2301 bardelsing@yahoo.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:18:21 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
David Bard
3810 Black Forest Lane
Yorba Linda, CA 92886

EM-2302 BLOLSON@IX.NETCOM.COM Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:18:21 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
Brian Olson
953 17th St.
Santa Monica, CA 90403

EM-2303 catstail9nh@netzero.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:19:21 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
Elizabeth Hestevold
4401W.VerdugoAve.Apt I
catstale9nh@netzero.com
Burbank, CA 91505

EM-2304 lucy@lucyimhome.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:19:21 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
Lucy Neale
3525 Alabama St.
San Diego, CA 92104

EM-2305 kate@ddw.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:19:21 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
Kathryn Greene
80 Corte TOluca
GREENbrae, CA 94904

EM-2306 mspnutt@juno.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:19:21 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
Patricia Nutt
500 Aloha St. Ph403
Seattle, WA 98109

EM-2307 carlsfrog@mac.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:19:21 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
Carl Carter
3164 SE Timberlake Dr
Hillsboro, OR 97123

EM-2308 mjlawler@coinet.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:19:21 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
Martha Lawler
52715 Day Road
La Pine, OR 97739

EM-2309 gimpergirl@earthlink.net Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:19:21 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
Jacqueline Ward
240 Kendal Lane
Cambria, CA 93428

EM-2310 lucylanc@aol.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:19:21 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
deborah lancman
3040 brant st.
san diego, CA 92103

EM-2311 alex.caras@greatlakes.nsw.gov.au Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:19:21 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in STRONG opposition to the BLM's attempt to put
our nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed
Western Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and
unacceptable plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest
Forest Plan (NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests,
diversity of life, and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. THIS PROPOSAL APPEARS TO BE
NOTHING MORE THAN A ULTRA RIGHT-WING, NEO-CONSERVATIVE MINDSET
THAT HAS NO BASIS IN TODAY'S SOCIETY. IMPORTANTLY, the proposal
fails to appreciate how important these intact forests are in
helping to slow global warming.

I IMPLORE YOU TO FULLY PROTECT our old-growth forest heritage to
be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our ancient
forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these areas
home. IF YOU IGNORE THIS REQUEST, THEN THE REPUBLICAN PARTY CAN
EXPECT TO SPEND THE NEXT 2 TERMS IN THE WILDERNESS
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



Sincerely,
Alex Caras
21715 Ulmus Drive
Woodland Hills, CA 91364

EM-2312 suzanne@rhaengineering.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:19:21 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
Suzanne Russell
17750 Crown Creek Circle
Riverside, CA 92503

EM-2313 revdaveb@hotmail.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:19:21 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
Dave Bean
4154 Calaroga Circle
West Linn, OR 97068

EM-2314 shelbysmother@comcast.net Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:19:21 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
Vicki Kertz
1985 Brookside Ave. NW
Salem, OR 97304

EM-2315 plarson@sonotech-inc.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:19:21 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
Margaret Larson
2457 West Shore Drive
Lummi Island, WA 98262

EM-2316 Barneyla@webtv.net Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:19:21 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
Barney Barney
Colby Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90025

EM-2317 prncsssmrtypnts7@aol.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:19:21 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
Sally Klein
1349 n cherokee ave
Hollywood, CA 90028

EM-2318 susangrosen@sbcglobal.net Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:19:21 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
Susan Rosen
6247 sunnyslope ave
Van Nuys, CA 91401-2411

EM-2319 fprice@qualcomm.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:19:21 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
Faith Price
1418 Peachwood Dr
Encinitas, CA 92024

EM-2320 lingrey@bendbroadband.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:19:21 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
Lin Moore
808 NW 9th St
Redmond, OR 97756

EM-2321 evah@phenxint.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:20:21 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
Eva Hofberg
824 W. 15th Street, #27
Newport Beach, CA 92663

EM-2322 scseer@yahoo.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:20:21 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging. STOP


Sincerely,
Sharon Cozzette
5038 Tyler Lane
Castro Valley, CA 94546

EM-2323 petercooper1@cox.net Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:20:21 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
Peter Cooper
444 Sheffield Ave
Cardiff, CA 92007

EM-2324 kellerxcom@sbcglobal.net Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:20:21 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
Shelly Keller
2717 Marty Way
Sacramento, CA 95818

EM-2325 drtonil@aol.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:20:21 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

Please protect our forests! I am writing in opposition to the
BLM's attempt to put our nation's beloved forests at-risk
through the proposed Western Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This
misguided and unacceptable plan would unravel the protections of
the Northwest Forest Plan (NWFP) and threaten the magnificent
forests, diversity of life, and clean salmon-rich waters of the
region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
Toni Leonetti
"155 Granada Street, Suite A"
Camarillo, CA 93010

EM-2326 veronica@ladolcev.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:20:21 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
veronica bowers
8050 elphick road
sebastopol, CA 95472

EM-2327 elcapa@earthlink.net Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:20:21 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
Paul Bechtel
734 Cajon Street
Redlands, CA 92373

EM-2328 zappa@cnw.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:20:21 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
marc Daniel
119 e lawrence st
mount vernon, WA 98273

EM-2329 crunyard@msn.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:20:21 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
Chris Runyard
3942 S.E. Salmon Street
Portland, OR 97214

EM-2330 g.murrow@earthlink.net Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:20:21 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
Gary Murrow
5524 Johnson Point RD NE
Olympia, WA 98516

EM-2331 Jfromberg@earthlink.net Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:20:21 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
Jeff Fromberg
233 S Barrington Ave
Apt 309
Los Angeles, CA 90049

EM-2332 b_margay@yahoo.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:20:21 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
Bonnie Margay Burke
4378 33rd Place
San Diego, CA 92104-1405

EM-2333 genius5864@aol.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:20:21 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
Gail Van
9341 Bennett Avenue
Fontana, CA 92335

EM-2334 chris-jan@att.net Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:20:21 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
j marbury
pob 341
redwood city, CA 94061

EM-2335 cpowell2@bak.rr.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:20:21 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
Cindi Powell
113 Buchanan street
Taft, CA 93268

EM-2336 guthrieschrengohst@hotmail.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:20:21 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
Guthrie Schrengohst
Apt . # 125
3022 NE 140th St
Seattle, WA 98125

EM-2337 gegan@ehsd.cccounty.us Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:20:21 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
glenda egan
23 anchorage rd.
sausalito, CA 94965

EM-2338 cc@s-gllp.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:20:21 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
Catherine Curtis
"212 26th Street, #291"
Santa Monica, CA 90402

EM-2339 ds_mansfield@msn.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:20:21 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
Donna Mansfield
215 100th St. SW
C208
Everett, WA 98204

EM-2340 nslaton@calhfa.ca.gov Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:20:21 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
Nicole Slaton
5249 El Cemonte Ave
Davis, CA 95616

EM-2341 writeval@pacbell.net Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:20:21 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
Valerie Grant
6131 Glen Oak St.
Los Angeles, CA 90068

EM-2342 terryandjennifer2@sbcglobal.net Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:20:21 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
Jennifer Lee
3616 Las Palmas
Glendale, CA 91208

EM-2343 white837@aol.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:20:21 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
Michael White
5929 Orange Ave.
Long Beach, CA 90805-3530

EM-2344 daisylind@gmail.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:20:21 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
dorothy church
3355 descanso drive
los angeles, CA 90026

EM-2345 annmarie4loans@yahoo.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:20:21 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
Ann-Marie Graham
8146 Chipwood Way
Orangevale, CA 95662

EM-2346 erika@erikae.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:21:25 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
erika Ewers
3819 Dunn Drive
Culver City, CA 90232

EM-2347 markcshaw@usa.net I Oppose the WOPR 1/7/2008 16:21:25 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I vehemently oppose the BLM's attempt to put our forests at-risk
through the proposed Western Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This
is a misguided and unacceptable plan that would unravel the
protections of the Northwest Forest Plan (NWFP) and threaten the
forests, their diversity of wildlife and the clean waters of the
region.

Without the NWFP, we will experience resumed logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. This proposal fails to appreciate
how important these intact forests are in helping to slow global
warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
Mark Shaw
5176 Miles Ave
Oakland, CA 94618

EM-2348 pathcom@pacbell.net Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:21:25 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
Sheila Irani
3219 Canyon Lake Drive
LA, CA 90068

EM-2349 wolfman@mail2world.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:21:25 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
Kristian Kelly
1934 Vale Dr.
Redding, CA 96002

EM-2350 stormcrafted@aol.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:21:25 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
l. tomko
14431 la pluma drive
la mirada, CA 90638

EM-2351 bcrowley@pmc.ucsc.edu Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:21:25 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
Brooke Crowley
324 B Ocean View Ave
Santa Cruz, CA 95062

EM-2352 Dancer5940@aol.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:21:25 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

In today's world, it is possible to live almost paper-free. It
is not necessary to cut old growth forests. Forests such as
these need to be protected, and paper harvested in a sustainable
and responsible manner. I am writing in opposition to the BLM's
attempt to put our nation's beloved forests at-risk through the
proposed Western Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided
and unacceptable plan would unravel the protections of the
Northwest Forest Plan (NWFP) and threaten the magnificent
forests, diversity of life, and clean salmon-rich waters of the
region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
Paula Cosio
4512 Workman Mill Rd
D313
Whittier, CA 90601

EM-2353 jamaker2001@hotmail.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:21:25 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
janet maker
925 malcolm av
los angeles, CA 90024

EM-2354 luann@renderhaus.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:21:25 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
Luann Tribble
75 miramonte dr
Moraga, CA 94556

EM-2355 WhimsicalWarrior@aol.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:21:25 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
Amberly Mason
36 Sandview Dr.
Bay Point, CA 94565

EM-2356 caribeno@sbcglobal.net Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:21:25 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
Tom Sanchez
2250 Dorris Place
Los Angeles, CA 90031

EM-2357 davinci79@hotmail.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:21:25 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
R. Gladish
1836 Hunsaker St.
Oceanside, CA 92054

EM-2358 contact@waterfall-gardens.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:21:25 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
susan Tange
7269 Bergman rd.
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110

EM-2359 karen.moreno@avizatechnology.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:21:25 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.
This would be a real tragedy if this is allowed to happen!
Millions of animals will lose their home and/or be killed and
these ancient trees are too valuable to just chop down. We are
supposed to be the stewards of this earth, not the destroyers,
which is what we have become!



Sincerely,
karen Moreno
119 Catalpa St
Santa Cruz, CA 95062

EM-2360 deeahnah1945@yahoo.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:21:25 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
Diana Sonne
3628 Linden Ave. N.
Seattle, WA 98103

EM-2361 dalean3@sbcglobal.net Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:21:25 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
Daisy Anderson
945 W. 54th St.
Los Angeles, CA 90037

EM-2362 oregon_tree_hugger@yahoo.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:22:25 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
cynthia couture
3939 SE 26th
Portland, OR 97124

EM-2363 j.c.ambrozaitis@gmail.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:22:25 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
John Ambrozaitis
1097 Barstow Ave
Eugene, OR 97404

EM-2364 herbj@att.net Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:22:25 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
Herb Joseph
3214 Via Alicante
La Jolla, CA 92037-2747

EM-2365 merlinbirdhawk@yahoo.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:22:25 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
David Burkhart
Sunnyside Road
Salem, OR 97306-9537

EM-2366 maritimus49@yahoo.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:22:25 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
Bruce Bennett
1001 Bridgeway #185
Sausalito, CA 94965

EM-2367 tia@anlf.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:22:25 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
Tia Triplett
4073 Bledsoe Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90066

EM-2368 nesato@aol.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:22:25 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
Nancy Sato
2820 Monte Cresta Drive
Belmont, CA 94002

EM-2369 elisaabelleira@yahoo.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:22:25 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
Elisa Abelleira
2831 R Street
Eureka, CA 95501

EM-2370 robinsb@comcast.net Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:22:25 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
Berklee Robins
14071 Chatham Court
Lake Oswego, OR 97035

EM-2371 sjkreider@mac.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:22:25 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
Steve Kreider
954 Oak Street
San Francisco, CA 94117

EM-2372 lflores566@sbcglobal.net Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:22:25 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
Lydia Flores
8316 North Raisina Avenue
Fresno, CA 93720-2083

EM-2373 tuttlef@comcast.net Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:22:25 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
Frances Tuttle
130 Crestview Drive
Orinda, CA 94563

EM-2374 raymond_gipson@digitalpath.net Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:22:25 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.
30 year environmental science and biology teacher


Sincerely,
Mr. %pa_first_name% Mrs. Raymond Gipson
79503 Panoramic Rd.
Portola, CA 96122

EM-2375 marlene.fisher@gamcustom.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:22:25 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
Marlene Fisher
550 N. Orlando Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90048

EM-2376 eewagner@earthlink.net Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:22:25 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
Eric Wagner
5631 Cantaloupe Ave
Valley Glen, CA 91401

EM-2377 tchinnick@davisgrimmpayne.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:22:25 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and totally
unacceptable plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest
Forest Plan (NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests,
diversity of life, and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also extremely concerned
that the proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact
forests are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.

Thank you.



Sincerely,
Therese Chinnick
14838 206th Ave SE
Renton, WA 98059

EM-2378 mctoby@comcast.net Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:22:25 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
Tom McEachern
40 Hilarita Avenue
Mill Valley, CA 94941

EM-2379 CyrilBouteille@yahoo.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:22:25 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
Cyril %pa_first_name% Ingrid Bouteille
960 Bonita Ave
Mountain View, CA 94040

EM-2380 stanojka14@hotmail.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:22:25 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
stanojka stuart
6837 deer lane
anacortes, WA 98221

EM-2381 Ejmatchett1@aol.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:22:25 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
Eddie Matchett
P. O. Box 97
Pinole, CA 94564-0097

EM-2382 schwartzelizabeth@yahoo.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:22:25 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
Elizabeth Schwartz
1604 NE Saratoga St.
Portland, OR 97211

EM-2383 schwede@gonzaga.edu Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:24:25 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
Carie Schwede
721 S. Lincoln St. #4
Spokane, WA 99204

EM-2384 MTASJ@aol.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:24:25 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
Sherry Marsh
5030 Alicante Way
Oceansisde, CA 92056

EM-2385 MikeFrdman@aol.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:24:25 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
Michael Friedman
490 Pebble Drive
El Sobrante, CA 94803

EM-2386 thiswritersturf@yahoo.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:24:25 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.

Thank you for considering my comments.



Sincerely,
Shirley Smith
25115 E. Broadway Ave.
Apt. 3
Veneta, OR 97487

EM-2387 fificosmo@prodigy.net Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:24:25 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
katrin wiese
po box 336
wrightwood, CA 92397

EM-2388 mmitsuda@earthlink.net Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:24:25 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
Michael Mitsuda
33210 LAKE ONEIDA ST
FREMONT, CA 94555

EM-2389 tbreit82@centurytel.net Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:24:25 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
Teri Breitenbach
832 291st Ave NE
Carnation, WA 98014

EM-2390 MaryKO@aol.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:24:25 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
Mary O'Brien
5703 South 320th Street
Auburn, WA 98001

EM-2391 alicia.power@gmail.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:24:25 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
Alicia Power
8531 12th Ave Nw
Seattle, WA 98117

EM-2392 clare.lentz@providence.org Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:24:25 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
Clare M. Lentz
4800 37Th Ave. S.W.
Seattle, WA 98126

EM-2393 artperez2@juno.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:24:25 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
Arsenio Perez
602 Santa Alicia Dr.
Rohnert Park, CA 94928

EM-2394 key4skip@sbcglobal.net Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:24:25 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
Donna Clark
2220 Westmont Dr
Alhambra, CA 91803

EM-2395 patsy@pcdl-usa.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:24:25 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is simply an unsustainable rate of logging that would
destroy these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the
proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact forests
are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage to be our legacy, and rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that call these
areas home.



Sincerely,
Patsy Martin
478 N. 8th Avenue
Upland, CA 91786

EM-2396 duckturnip@earthlink.net Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/7/2008 16:24:25 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the BLM's attempt to put our
nation's beloved forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This misguided and unacceptable
plan would unravel the protections of the Northwest Forest Plan
(NWFP) and threaten the magnificent forests, diversity of life,
and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we could see a return to logging of ancient
forests and the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers and
streams up and down the Pacific coast. This proposal would take
us backwards to the days of rampant old growth clear-cutting,
destructive road building, and local controversy, and would fail
to provide real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to
reject this and every attempt to undermine science-based
protections for our nation's natural