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EM-5900 yehthecat@msn.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/8/2008 20:17:02 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,
Betty Whitmer USAF Ret.
9218 NE 63rd St
Vancouver, WA 98662-4451

EM-5901 slant6ix@hotmail.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/8/2008 20:17:02 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 Posod
888 south Pasadena Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91105

EM-5902 Vanessa Scurci <vanessa.scurci@gmail.com> Protect BLM Forests 1/8/2008 20:18:57 Bureau of Land Management
Oregon/Washington State Office
ATTN: Western Oregon Planning Revision (OR930.1)
PO Box 2965
Portland, Oregon 97208

Dear BLM,

Please protect the BLM forests in the Northwest, and preserve the visionary and effective 1994 Northwest Forest Plan.
The Western Oregon Plan Revisions, especially Alternative 2, greatly threaten the long-term health and conservation of vital old-growth forests in the Northwest. These revisions are not forward-thinking at all, and should be scrapped immediately.

Thank you for your consideration.


Vanessa Scurci
135 Cherokee Way, Unit A
boulder, CO 80303
EM-5903 terekam@hotmail.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/8/2008 20:21:02 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,
teresa kammerer
250 amesport landing
half moon bay, CA 94019

EM-5904 djhs3@aol.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/8/2008 20:24:02 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,
Daryl Spafford
5747 Jed Smilth Rd
Hidden Hills, CA 91302

EM-5905 vardathescribe@sbcglobal.net Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/8/2008 20:28:02 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,
Jean Varda
606 Kechley Ct.
Grass Valley, CA 95945

EM-5906 getkent@roadrunner.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/8/2008 20:28:02 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,
Kent Minault
13214 Magnolia Blvd.
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423

EM-5907 dasweb59@yahoo.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/8/2008 20:29:02 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 Sharpe
1261 Marin Avenue
San Pablo, CA 94806

EM-5908 pburks@earthlight.org Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/8/2008 20:31:02 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 Burks
684 Benicia Drive #7
Santa Rosa, CA 95409-3056

EM-5909 joannlim16@yahoo.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/8/2008 20:35:02 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,
Joann Cofrancesco
7548 Camino De La Rosa
san diego, CA 92127

EM-5910 mkod00@yahoo.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/8/2008 20:38:02 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,
Maureen O'Donoghue
601 S. Woodruff Rd. #C-103
Spokane, WA 99206

EM-5911 Donald Sporleder <sporleder.1@nd.edu> Protect BLM Forests 1/8/2008 20:43:55 Bureau of Land Management
Oregon/Washington State Office
ATTN: Western Oregon Planning Revision (OR930.1)
PO Box 2965
Portland, Oregon 97208

Dear BLM,

Please accept these comments on the Western Oregon Plan Revisions. I am a citizen concerned with the management of these lands.

For the last ten years, the Bureau of Land Management administered forests in western Oregon under the Northwest Forest Plan. This ensured these forests continued to provide important public values. These forests can also provide jobs and wood products as a by-product of forest restoration such as thinning young plantation forests.

I am concerned that the changes the BLM is contemplating may lead to water pollution, degraded habitat, and increased conflict and controversy. Many of these forests are currently protected for water quality, salmon and wildlife concerns.

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.

Please continue to protect the western BLM forests that are now protected.

Sincerely,

Donald Sporleder
205 W Cripe St
South Bend,, IN 46637

574-631-8281
EM-5912 morgansnw@comcast.net Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/8/2008 20:44:02 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,
Tina Morgan
1446 SW 218 Terrace
Aloha, OR 97006

EM-5913 Donald Sporleder <sporleder.1@nd.edu> Protect BLM Forests 1/8/2008 20:44:21 Bureau of Land Management
Oregon/Washington State Office
ATTN: Western Oregon Planning Revision (OR930.1)
PO Box 2965
Portland, Oregon 97208

Dear BLM,

Please accept these comments on the Western Oregon Plan Revisions. I am a citizen concerned with the management of these lands.

For the last ten years, the Bureau of Land Management administered forests in western Oregon under the Northwest Forest Plan. This ensured these forests continued to provide important public values. These forests can also provide jobs and wood products as a by-product of forest restoration such as thinning young plantation forests.

I am concerned that the changes the BLM is contemplating may lead to water pollution, degraded habitat, and increased conflict and controversy. Many of these forests are currently protected for water quality, salmon and wildlife concerns.

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.

Please continue to protect the western BLM forests that are now protected.

Sincerely,

Donald Sporleder
205 W Cripe St
South Bend,, IN 46637

574-631-8281
EM-5914 katyblue@cal.net Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/8/2008 20:45:02 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 Ramsey
1626 Colusa Ave.
Davis, CA 95616

EM-5915 jeanlunnemann@yahoo.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/8/2008 20:46:02 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,
Jean Pauley
242 32nd Ave. #2
Seattle, WA 98122

EM-5916 pamshores@aol.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/8/2008 20:50:02 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 Doran
2516 SE Gosling lane
Waldport, OR 97394

EM-5917 johannaharman@yahoo.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/8/2008 20:59:05 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:


I was part of the California Headwaters Forest campaign to save
its ancient redwoods. I can't believe I have to restate the
obvious to people who should be well-aware of the science and
the public sentiment that says leave our national treasures
alone. Quit flirting with the snake oil salesmen who want to
turn our national treasures into a transitory business
transaction.

The plan must be rewritten to protect our ancient forests, clean
water, and the wildlife. It's our legacy and our home.



Sincerely,
Johanna Harman
197A Lovell
Mill Valley, CA 94941

EM-5918 jrgregg@sbcglobal.net Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/8/2008 20:59:05 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 Gregg
1180 Lisa Lm
Santa Cruz, CA 95003

EM-5919 nancyhferraro@sbcglobal.net Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/8/2008 21:00:05 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 H Ferraro
1501 Quintana Rd
Morro Bay, CA 93442

EM-5920 jandb56@comcast.net Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/8/2008 21:00:05 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

We are 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. We 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. We are 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,
jim and barb johnson
17 west mercer
#200
seattle, WA 98119

EM-5921 cynthia rohrbach <cynrohr@bellsouth.net> Protect BLM Forests 1/8/2008 21:00:38 Bureau of Land Management
Oregon/Washington State Office
ATTN: Western Oregon Planning Revision (OR930.1)
PO Box 2965
Portland, Oregon 97208

Dear BLM,

Please accept these comments on the Western Oregon Plan Revisions. I am a citizen concerned with the management of these lands.

For the last ten years, the Bureau of Land Management administered forests in western Oregon under the Northwest Forest Plan. This ensured these forests continued to provide important public values. These forests can also provide jobs and wood products as a by-product of forest restoration such as thinning young plantation forests.

I am concerned that the changes the BLM is contemplating may lead to water pollution, degraded habitat, and increased conflict and controversy. Many of these forests are currently protected for water quality, salmon and wildlife concerns.

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.

Please continue to protect the western BLM forests that are now protected.

Sincerely,

cynthia rohrbach
108 Huckleberry Rd
Summertown, TN 38483
EM-5922 jlj7467@aol.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/8/2008 21:01:05 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 Deming
"1235 Ramsell Court, Apt. D"
San Francisco, CA 94129

EM-5923 dwet@earthlink.net Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/8/2008 21:04:05 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,
Elaine de Wet
3047 N Rockmont Ave
Claremont, CA 91711-1645

EM-5924 srieke@peacehealth.org Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/8/2008 21:07:05 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 RIEKE
455 1/2 GREENWOOD
Florence, OR 97439

EM-5925 patbrad@comcast.net Stop WOPR - Protect BLM forests 1/8/2008 21:11:08 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,

Brad Stein

919 NE 72nd Avenue

Portland, OR 97213
EM-5926 Patrice Flynn <patriceflynn@yahoo.com> Stop WOPR - Protect BLM forests 1/8/2008 21:13:58 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.
 
Sincerely,
Patrice K. Flynn
919 NE 72nd Avenue
Portland, OR 97213



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EM-5927 heytravelgrrrl@yahoo.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/8/2008 21:14:05 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,
Harmony Heartsun
1113 Jackson Ave. NW
Olympia, WA 98502

EM-5928 dievenary@aol.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/8/2008 21:15:05 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 Goldstein
8 Charlton Court
San Francisco, CA 94123

EM-5929 dnickum@yahoo.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/8/2008 21:16:05 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 Nickum
4165 SW Parkview ave
Portland, OR 97225

EM-5930 myklmcq@aol.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/8/2008 21:16:05 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 McCue
4325 Troost Ave. # 3
Studio City, CA 91604

EM-5931 mike hilt <hiltgreenfield@comcast.net> Stop WOPR - Protect BLM forests 1/8/2008 21:16:27  
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.
 
This is insane.  There is very little old growth left.  What remains needs to be left alone to live, grow even older, and die in its natural state, generating the future's unspoiled, non-tree-farm forests.  Just like with oil and other natural resources which will someday be depleted, we need to find new resources and new ways to use our existing resources that will sustain the human race AND the earth and its other inhabitants.  As Barack Obama said tonight, "Yes, we CAN!" 

Sincerely,

Lisa Greenfield
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EM-5932 Sheryl@BluckArt.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/8/2008 21:18:05 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.

I am sick and tired of the Bush Administration's assaults on the
Earth which we all share and on scientific research which does
not support misguided policies. Our old growth forests should
never be destroyed for anyone's profit. All Americans benefit
when our natural inheritance is protected and preserved for both
the present and the future.
Please put a stop to short-sighted policies.



Sincerely,
Sheryl Bluck
926 Iroquois Avenue
Livermore, CA 94551

EM-5933 John@bluckart.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/8/2008 21:19:05 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 Bluck
926 Iroquois Avenue
Livermore, CA 94551

EM-5934 Michelle Berditschevskyt <shastamedicine@snowcrest.net> Protect BLM Forests 1/8/2008 21:19:24 Bureau of Land Management
Oregon/Washington State Office
ATTN: Western Oregon Planning Revision (OR930.1)
PO Box 2965
Portland, Oregon 97208

Dear BLM,

As a concerned citizen, I am alarmed about the increase in old growth logging that would result from the Western Oregon Plan Revisions, as indicated in the draft environmental impact statement on this proposal. Clearcutting old growth forests and reducing protections for salmon-bearing creeks and streams seems a huge step backwards, and it is hard to imagine that this is a legal step since it is in violation of the Northwest Forest Plan.

For the last ten years, the Bureau of Land Management administered forests in western Oregon under the Northwest Forest Plan. This ensured these forests continued to provide important public values. These forests can also provide jobs and wood products as a by-product of forest restoration such as thinning young plantation forests.

I am concerned that the changes the BLM is contemplating may lead to water pollution, degraded habitat, and increased conflict and controversy. Many of these forests are currently protected for water quality, salmon and wildlife concerns.

Over 75% of western Oregon forests have already been clearcut. We can get the wood products we need from these plantations and leave the unlogged public forests for recreation and wildlife. Owls, salmon, murrelets and other species depend on the BLM to protect their habitat. There is nowhere else they can live. God created the diversity of these forests. The BLM has a duty to protect it.

I believe that the proposal is in violation of existing laws and policies. The Northwest Forest Plan was the response to court decisions regarding previous failures to protect endangered species and their habitat. BLM would be leaving itself open to court challenges similar to those that brought the NWFP into being. Owls, murrelets and salmon should not be reduced to struggling in the category, "avoiding jeopardy," an inch above extinction. We have a duty to protect the animals we share our home with.

Please continue to protect the western BLM forests that are now protected, and reinstate the Northwest Forest Plan's influence over these lands, and keep me informed about future actions regarding this matter.

Sincerely,

Michelle Berditschevskyt
Director
P.O. Box 1143
Mt. Shasta, CA 96067
EM-5935 Michelle Berditschevskyt <shastamedicine@snowcrest.net> Protect BLM Forests 1/8/2008 21:24:00 Bureau of Land Management
Oregon/Washington State Office
ATTN: Western Oregon Planning Revision (OR930.1)
PO Box 2965
Portland, Oregon 97208

Dear BLM,

As a concerned citizen, I am alarmed about the increase in old growth logging that would result from the Western Oregon Plan Revisions, as indicated in the draft environmental impact statement on this proposal. Clearcutting old growth forests and reducing protections for salmon-bearing creeks and streams seems a huge step backwards, and it is hard to imagine that this is a legal step since it is in violation of the Northwest Forest Plan.

For the last ten years, the Bureau of Land Management administered forests in western Oregon under the Northwest Forest Plan. This ensured these forests continued to provide important public values. These forests can also provide jobs and wood products as a by-product of forest restoration such as thinning young plantation forests.

I am concerned that the changes the BLM is contemplating may lead to water pollution, degraded habitat, and increased conflict and controversy. Many of these forests are currently protected for water quality, salmon and wildlife concerns.

Over 75% of western Oregon forests have already been clearcut. We can get the wood products we need from these plantations and leave the unlogged public forests for recreation and wildlife. Owls, salmon, murrelets and other species depend on the BLM to protect their habitat. There is nowhere else they can live. God created the diversity of these forests. The BLM has a duty to protect it.

I believe that the proposal is in violation of existing laws and policies. The Northwest Forest Plan was the response to court decisions regarding previous failures to protect endangered species and their habitat. BLM would be leaving itself open to court challenges similar to those that brought the NWFP into being. Owls, murrelets and salmon should not be reduced to struggling in the category, "avoiding jeopardy," an inch above extinction. We have a duty to protect the animals we share our home with.

Please continue to protect the western BLM forests that are now protected, and reinstate the Northwest Forest Plan's influence over these lands, and keep me informed about future actions regarding this matter.

Sincerely,
Michelle Berditschevsky

Michelle Berditschevskyt
Director
P.O. Box 1143
Mt. Shasta, CA 96067
EM-5936 SpiritWolfSpirit@aol.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/8/2008 21:25:05 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,
Annette Lynch
1581 C. Street
Hayward, CA 94541

EM-5937 cm@christymarx.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/8/2008 21:26:05 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,
Christy Marx
2000 Fairmont Dr.
San Mateo, CA 94402

EM-5938 redbug1226@yahoo.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/8/2008 21:29:05 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,
Charli Hoffman
8231 Palo Verde Road
Irvine, CA 92617

EM-5939 kara_kerpan@yahoo.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/8/2008 21:30:05 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 Kerpan
5334 SE Rhone Street
Portland, OR 97206

EM-5940 jimmymio@yahoo.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/8/2008 21:30:05 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,
james page
11 laurel ave
petaluma, CA 94952

EM-5941 VLouie42@GMail.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/8/2008 21:32:05 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,
Vincent Louie
730 Fifth Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94118-3917

EM-5942 skyman895@yahoo.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/8/2008 21:33:05 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,
Skyler McVaugh
10431 Woodchuck LN SE
Port Orchard, WA 98366

EM-5943 dpeha@aol.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/8/2008 21:36:05 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 Peha
5317 Carmelynn St.
Torrance, CA 90503

EM-5944 rronccon@adelphia.net Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/8/2008 21:36:05 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,
constance st jean
17956 krameria ave
riverside, CA 92504

EM-5945 heloderma1@gmail.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/8/2008 21:37:05 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 Wegscheider
207 San Anselmo Lane
Placentia, CA 92870-5213

EM-5946 jane mara <jemara3@yahoo.com> Protect our forests: forget WOPR 1/8/2008 21:38:02 JANE MARA, LCSW
697 Terrace Street
Ashland, OR 97520
541-761-7576


January 7, 2008


BLM, Western OR Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Ave.,
Portland, OR 97208

Dear BLM,

I am writing to express my deep concern over the
proposed WOPR plan to replace the NW Forest plan
currently in effect.

I know that some folks see forests as lumber yet to be
cut, leading to dollars be banked, now. But for
others the forests are understood to be necessary for
many reasons, among them the health and well being of
this region. These forests provide clean creeks
crucial for the health of many species of animals and
plants, including salmon and humans as well as play a
crucial role in regulating the climate, to name only
two. I will not go into details of the environmental
reasons these forests should remain because I am sure
you will get many letters that do that better than I
can.

Rather, I want to focus on the economic and
psychological health reasons why these forests should
not only remain but also be cared for as the precious
resource they are.

Economically, these forests are like the goose that
laid the golden eggs. Do you remember that fable?

A Man and his Wife had the good fortune to possess a
Goose which laid a Golden Egg every day. Lucky tough
they were, they soon began to think they were not
getting rich fast enough, and imagining the bird must
be made of gold inside, they decided to kill it in
order to secure the whole store of precious metal at
once. But when they cut it open they found it was
just like any other goose, thus, they neither got
rich all at once as they had hoped, nor enjoyed any
longer the daily addition to their wealth.
?
There is more than one moral to this tale:
Much wants more and loses all or In trying to get
more of what you already have you can lose
everything.
Greed destroys the source of good.
Think before you act.


As our population continues to grow and development
increases to keep up with it, forests - and especially
Old Growth forests as well as other undeveloped,
natural areas - will become scarce, and therefore as
valuable as a goose that lays golden eggs. Increasing
the cutting of these forests by 700% over the next
years, would be cutting open the goose. We would
lose all, for the heart of the forests would be dead.
Already many jobs are being provided by the tourist
and recreation industries, which can only increase
dramatically in the coming decades IF the natural
areas remain.

Why will these natural places become so valuable as
tourist and recreation (re-creation) areas? Because
refuge from everyday stress is essential for our
physical and mental health. Contact with the natural
world is one of the best ways to relieve stress: it
offers clean air, water and plentiful opportunities
for exercise. Being in natural places renews our
spirits. People will always seek them out.

So I implore you. Do not let greed for gain in the
present destroy the source of good for decades - even
centuries to come. THINK BEFORE YOU ACT and listen to
those who are thinking about the future. Be smart!
Do the wise thing. Keep the golden goose and stick to
the NW Forest plan. Let the WOPR go. You will feel
good in your hearts for protecting the source of
golden eggs for generations to come.

Yours sincerely,

Jane Mara


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EM-5947 gdilabio@copper.net Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/8/2008 21:38:05 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,
G. DiLabio
3124 Dakota Dr
Mt Vernon, WA 98274

EM-5948 stairjo@msn.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/8/2008 21:38:05 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,
Stair %pa_first_name% JoAnn Dickerman
10065 NE Roberts Road
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110

EM-5949 beautysaadia@aol.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/8/2008 21:40:05 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,
Marcia Little
7960 Viola Ct.
Sebastopol, CA 95472-3228

EM-5950 dishion@primemail.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/8/2008 21:43:05 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing because of the plan to log our nation's beloved
forests. We just read about the 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. this is totally unacceptable.

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.

Old-growth forest heritage is our legacy. Please rewrite the
plan to protect our ancient forests, clean water, and the
wildlife.



Sincerely,
Catherine Dishion
565 Parra Grande Lane
Montecito, CA 93108

EM-5951 staydelott@hotmail.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/8/2008 21:43:05 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 Aydelott
20782 liberty Lane
Bend, OR 97701-8064

EM-5952 zugrammy@comcast.net Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/8/2008 21:45:05 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,
Rebecca Jones
3333 Euclid Ave.
Concord, CA 94519

EM-5953 radsenior@yahoo.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/8/2008 21:47:05 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 Howe
1718 tierra nueva
Oceano, CA 93445-9126

EM-5954 douglasfischer@cox.net Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/8/2008 21:48:05 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,
Doug Fischer
2411 Selrose Ln
Santa Barbara, CA 93109

EM-5955 Tishie44@yahoo.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/8/2008 21:52:05 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 Baldwin
P. O. Box 874
Red Mountain, CA 93558

EM-5956 carrhae@gmail.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/8/2008 21:52:05 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 Greenwood
2193 SW Phyllis Drive
McMinnville, OR 97128

EM-5957 Darin Beaulieu <Darinmb@comcast.net> Stop WOPR - Protect BLM forests 1/8/2008 21:52:29 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 clear cutting in currently protected old growth forest reserves and sensitive salmon bearing rivers and creeks. Please do what you can to put a stop to it.

Sincerely,

 

Darin Beaulieu

12516 SE 71st Ave

Milwaukie, OR  97222
EM-5958 ianwilkerson@hotmail.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/8/2008 21:55:05 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 Wilkerson
4769 Perezoso Calle
Santa Rosa, CA 95409

EM-5959 Karin Engstrom <kengstrom@seanet.com> Protect BLM Forests 1/8/2008 21:55:45 To: Bureau of Land Management
Oregon/Washington State Office
PO Box 2965
Portland, Oregon 97208

From: Karin Engstrom
P.O. Box 84245
Seattle, WA 98124

Re: Western Oregon Planning Revision (OR930.1)

Please accept these comments and make them a part of the record for the Western Oregon Plan Revisions. I have followed the planning policies of this area since the early 1990?s and am concerned about changes that would affect the balance in the ecosystems and the Northwest Forest Plan.

For the last ten years, the Bureau of Land Management administered forests in western Oregon under the Northwest Forest Plan. This ensured these forests continued to provide important public values. These forests can also provide jobs and wood products as a by-product of forest restoration such as thinning young plantation forests.

The changes the BLM is contemplating will lead to increased conflict and controversy within the communities not to mention the potential degradation of water quality and habitat if you allow the timber industry to build roads and clearcut large areas of forest. Many of these forests are currently protected for water quality, salmon and wildlife concerns. Sounds like more lawsuits and paperwork ? not conscientious stewardship.

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. Recent flooding in forested areas of the Northwest should be enough of a lesson to go forth in your planning and managing of nature with great caution.

Please continue to protect the western BLM forests that are now protected.



Career & College Specialist Karin Engstrom
Career & College Specialist
PO Box 84245
Seattle, WA 98124

206.937.2605
EM-5960 idabellef@yahoo.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/8/2008 21:58:05 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,
Idabelle Fosse
1139 55th Street
Oakland, CA 94608

EM-5961 Richard Chambers <iluv2Fish@charter.net> Western Oregon Plan Revisions 1/8/2008 22:02:01 January 8, 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.

As a added comment, I find this plan not to my liking at all. As a regular
fly fishing person I am constantly reminded of the damage that clear cutting and
logging too close to streams and rivers can do to the fish habitat. I have spent
many days working to help stabalize river banks to help prevent this. Why allow
it to happen again. I know that I have things I would rather do than replat trees
along river banks because some shortsighted company came in and clear cut to the
rivers edge.
In my younger years I worked as a chocker setter and I saw first hand what damage
clear cutting does to the terrain. We did both clear cutting and select logging
and I must say that if logging must be done, as it must, then selective cutting
is the only way to go.
I would like to see the buffer along streams set at a quarter of a mile as it
is along the wild and scenic portion of the Rogue River.
Why do we need new roads into the forest? Not for the purpose of deforestation.
The forest is a wonderful place to go hiking, without the benefit of roads. Our
nation has more obese people in it than any other nation. Encourage them to get
out and hike in these forested areas, not set in their cars and drive.

Sincerely

Richard Chambers
2687 Syringa Dr
Medford, OR 97501-4229

EM-5962 emaillionel@gmail.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/8/2008 22:06:06 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,
Lionel Siongco
419 North Platina Dr.
Diamond Bar, CA 91765

EM-5963 tekmcc@yahoo.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/8/2008 22:07:08 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,
Tracy McCowan
14033 Gard Ave
Norwalk, CA 90650

EM-5964 gkoon1@san.rr.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/8/2008 22:08:10 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,
Gerhard Koon
3295 Luna Ave.
San Diego, CA 92117

EM-5965 bcsayer@gmail.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/8/2008 22:08:10 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 Sayer
16929 Bennett Road
Mt. Vernon, WA 98273

EM-5966 Davemult@aol.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/8/2008 22:08:10 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 S. Nichols
5107 NE Couch Street
Portland, OR 97213

EM-5967 LPECKNER@HOTMAIL.COM Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/8/2008 22:11:12 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,
LLOYD PECKNER
3435 OCEAN PARK BLVD #107
SANTA MONICA, CA 90405

EM-5968 vivanorma@Yahoo.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/8/2008 22:20:16 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.

I dont want clear cutting in California or any other state. No
tree should come down that is not reseeded or replanted within a
few months. Aactually the Replacement" tree should be planted
way before the "tree" is cut down. We have smart ways to do
this. Lets not forget them.



Sincerely,
Norma Johnson
PO Box 123
28275 Cir J Ranch Rd.
O'Neals, CA 93645

EM-5969 comradeshelby@gmail.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/8/2008 22:21:16 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,
Shelby Page
3 Elm Ct.
Paso Robles, CA 93446

EM-5970 Jane Almquist <jane@ashlandhome.net> Forest Plan 1/8/2008 22:21:33 
To BLM and our Elected Officials, January 8, 2008
 
We are writing to urge you to protect our last ancient forestlands here in our beautiful State of Oregon.

Our family strongly OPPOSES the current proposed forest plan calling for increased logging in our precious remaining old growth stands. We highly value these remaining acres for so many reasons and we hope that by writing to all of you our voices will be counted among the many Oregonians that highly treasure our State's wealth of natural beauty.
We are avid hikers, campers and river-swimmers and we love to fish in clear streams. We have seen the devastation to our local watershed and spring-fed water systems when some of our family owned land outside of Corvallis that was next to an old growth clearcut. We had to move away to escape the poisonous spraying near our spring.
 

We want to see the BLM continue to utilize more ecologically sound logging practices such as thinning existing tree farms and also protecting our rivers and streams from becoming muddy for the salmon runs.
We know that there are many reasons why protecting the ancient forests makes good sense for Oregon. We point out the example of California's last remaining Redwood Groves and we are thankful for the foresight of the folks that worked to protect them for future generations, even if they are very small islands of ancient trees.
 
Oregon has a chance to be one of the last remaining places on this earth where these old trees can grow. We need the oxygen and clean air, we need the clean water, we need the old forests just as they are. We need them.

 

Sincerely,
Jane Almquist
Dirk Price
Alena Almquist-Heater, age 18
Brenna Heater, age 17
Talen Heater, age 15


 
EM-5971 oneal77@gmail.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/8/2008 22:22:18 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 Page
n/a
Paso Robles, CA 934465

EM-5972 jonig1203@earthlink.net Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/8/2008 22:23:18 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,
JoAnn Gerfen
1203 Sandstone Lane
Santa Maria, CA 93454

EM-5973 tonioneal@gmail.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/8/2008 22:23:18 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,
Toni Page
3 Elm Ct.
Paso Robles, CA 93446

EM-5974 mrsgrove@earthlink.net Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/8/2008 22:25:20 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 Wittwer
7943 Kickerville Rd.
Blaine, WA 98230

EM-5975 Rndygld@yahoo.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/8/2008 22:26:21 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I fully support the sustained yield forest management of O&C
lands in accordance with the stipulations in the law. I fully
support the implementation of Alternative 2, with the following
modifications:

Alt 1 riparian management areas.

Revert SYU's to former status.

LSMA's should comply with final NSO spotted owl recovery plan.

thanks

Joe Public


Sincerely,
R Bonehead
985 Cnter St
Salem, OR 97302

EM-5976 stormbirdd@yahoo.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/8/2008 22:28:23 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 Bryant
11314 179th Court NE
Redmond, WA 98052

EM-5977 krbyl@pacbell.net Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/8/2008 22:28:23 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I oppose the BLM's attempt to put our nation's beloved forests
at-risk through the proposed Western Oregon Plan Revisions
(WOPR). This plan is completely unacceptable because it 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 be going back 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,
E. Kirby
4148 Maybelle Ave.
Oakland, CA 94619-2218

EM-5978 molerat@oddworld.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/8/2008 22:31:25 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,
Lorne Lanning
95 Vicente Road
Berkeley, CA 94705

EM-5979 sunnygirl_715@yahoo.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/8/2008 22:31:25 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,
annette monge
1309 W. Dyer
fresno, CA 93711

EM-5980 hytang2000@yahoo.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/8/2008 22:32:25 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,
Henry Tang
PO Box 3051
Fremont, CA 94539

EM-5981 fueslein@bigvalley.net Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/8/2008 22:35:25 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,
Jerome Fueslein
20623 Nob Hill Circle
Groveland, CA 95321

EM-5982 lwojno@cox.net Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/8/2008 22:38:25 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,
Leon Wojno
211 W Marquita #10
San Clemente, CA 92672

EM-5983 deniseajohnston@yahoo.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/8/2008 22:39:25 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,
Denise Johnston
4704 David Ct.
Rocklin, CA 95677

EM-5984 lessmeat@yahoo.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/8/2008 22:39:25 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,
Isaac Campos
7119 1/2 Aurora Ave. N
Seattle, WA 98103

EM-5985 cbellca2002@yahoo.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/8/2008 22:42:25 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,
Carla Klein
1744 Carmel Drive #201
Walnut Creek, CA 94596

EM-5986 shlovett@pacbell.net Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/8/2008 22:45:25 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,
Harold Lovett
10660 Sunnybrae Ave
Chatsworth, CA 91311

EM-5987 njergov@yahoo.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/8/2008 22:45:25 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,
Nicole Jergovic
1929 SW 13th AVenue
Portland, OR 97201

EM-5988 amyzellweger@hotmail.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/8/2008 22:47:25 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,
Amy Zellweger
827 n.e 89th st.
seattle, WA 98115

EM-5989 Linda Madge <lindathomas@opendoor.com> Protect Public Forests, Rivers and Wildlife 1/8/2008 22:49:32 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,

Thank you for allowing me to give testimony about the proposed Western Oregon Plan Revisions.

I have been twice seriously impacted in a personal way by clearcutting in southern Oregon. In 1987 a large slash pile from a clear cut on the ridge above my house was hit by lightning and began a forest fire necessitating evacuation for two weeks. In 1997 many parts of the state were subject to floods secondary to clearcutting, and where I lived our city lost its water supply for over 2 weeks from a flood. Neither the flood nor the degree of burning should have happened if the forests had been managed for sustainability.

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 completely unworkable and not grounded in scientific forest practices. 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--is anything more important than safeguarding our water? 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. Many of our south-facing slopes are so steep and hot that replanting is not possible.

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

Sincerely,

Linda Madge Thomas, R.N.
843 Fox StreetAshland, Oregon 97520
EM-5990 maryvought@yahoo.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/8/2008 22:50:25 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 Vought
739 Compton Way
Salinas, CA 93906

EM-5991 chad_ae@hotmail.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/8/2008 22:51:25 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,
chad soenksen
2612 244th st
DeWitt, IA 52742

EM-5992 julianavidich@gotsky.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/8/2008 22:51:25 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,
Juliana Vidich
8900 Wight Way
Kelseyville, CA 95451

EM-5993 buffalupagus@hotmail.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/8/2008 22:53:25 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,
annie prichard
2537 Osborne
S. Lake Tahoe, CA 96150

EM-5994 powaybev@yahoo.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/8/2008 22:55:25 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,
Beverly Greene
13988 Sagewood Dr.
Poway, CA 92064

EM-5995 garneyloom@aol.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/8/2008 23:02:25 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,
Andrea Bloom
12530 SW Glacier Lily Cir.
Tigard, OR 97223

EM-5996 garhu@yahoo.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/8/2008 23:03:25 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,
Gary Hurst
5242 phoenix ridge place
fair oaks, CA 95628

EM-5997 flowdoctor@msn.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/8/2008 23:04:25 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in EXTREME OPPOSITION to the BLM's attempt to GUT
AND ELIMINATE our nation's beloved forests-at-risk through the
proposed Western Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This WOPR OF A
LIE is totally unacceptable to everyone (except one or two
CORPORATE FATCATS) as it would unravel the protections of the
Northwest Forest Plan (NWFP) and quickly eliminate the
magnificent forests, diversity of life, and clean salmon-rich
waters of the region.

Without the NWFP, we would see a return to clear-cut logging of
ancient forests, the degradation of hundreds of miles of rivers
and streams and untold wildlife, and billions of dollars more in
mudslide losses every year up and down the Pacific coast. This
proposal would take us backwards to the days of cancer-like old
growth clear-cutting, destructive road building, and local
controversy, and would fail to provide any stewardship of these
resources whatsoever. I urge you to REJECT WITH PREJUDICE 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 IS
destroying these ancient forests. It is also quite clear that
the proposal fails to appreciate how important these intact
forests are in helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the continued destruction of our old-growth
forest heritage in trade for killer mudslides to be our legacy,
and rewrite the plan to protect our ancient forests, clean
water, and the wildlife that call these areas home.



Sincerely,
Alan Bennett
1137 Ellinor Ave
Shelton, WA 98584

EM-5998 dgadbois@usa.net Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/8/2008 23:10:25 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,
Debbie Gadbois
PO Box 1154
Ventura, CA 93002

EM-5999 erik_evans2000@yahoo.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/8/2008 23:17:25 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,
Erik Evans
3505 Texas Street
San Diego, CA 92104

EM-6000 yoco@earthlink.net Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/8/2008 23:17:25 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. We owe it to our children and their children, to
make a right choice now to do whatever we can to save this
precious forest and help protect our environment. Thank you very
much.



Sincerely,
yoko ito
2700 abbot kinney Bl #2
venice, CA 90291

EM-6001 annabella13th@hotmail.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/8/2008 23:20:25 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,
anna bellin
136 so. oakhurst dr.
beverly hills, CA 90212

EM-6002 Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/8/2008 23:21:25 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,
Tara Strohmeier
205 2nd Street
Seal Beach, CA 90740

EM-6003 mgcrow2@msn.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/8/2008 23:21:25 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,
Jeanne Crowley
619 Grand Ave.
Astoria, OR 97103

EM-6004 vernmarj@aol.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/8/2008 23:25:25 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.

Beyond the general principles involved in this case, I have a
personal interest, in that my mother was born and reared in
western Oregon and relatives of mine still live there.



Sincerely,
Vernon Faulkner
PO Box 3846
Torrance, CA 90510

EM-6005 maximilienne@sbcglobal.net Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/8/2008 23:27:25 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,
Maximilienne Ewalt
242 Faxon Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94112

EM-6006 knj@hdo.net Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/8/2008 23:28:25 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,
Kathleen Fowler
500 W 1st Street
Alturas, CA 96101

EM-6007 pegfed@earthlink.net Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/8/2008 23:31:25 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,
Peggy Feder
159 CBD
Laguna Beach, CA 92651

EM-6008 tomordenise@earthlink.net Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/8/2008 23:33:25 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,
D. Schafte
6212 Alki Rd.
Vancouver, WA 98663

EM-6009 matthewdomingo@yahoo.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/8/2008 23:37:26 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,
Matthew Domingo
1040 NW 10th Ave
Portland, OR 97209

EM-6010 daystar28@juno.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/8/2008 23:40:26 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,
Darlene Makin
PO Box 651
Coupeville, WA 98239

EM-6011 cosmicdance@prodigy.net Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/8/2008 23:51:26 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 Lasahn
1514 Sequoia Avenue
Richmond, CA 94805

EM-6012 elainna@shaw.ca Stop the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/8/2008 23:58:26 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 my
children's and grandchildren's beloved forests at-risk through
the proposed Western Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This
unacceptable plan would eliminate the protections of the
Northwest Forest Plan (NWFP) and would threaten the 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 an unsustainable rate of logging that would destroy
these ancient forests. I am also concerned that the proposal
fails to recognize how important these intact forests are in
helping to slow global warming.

Please do not allow the destruction of 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,
Elaine Crowell
270 Russell #307
Victoria, BC V9A 3X2


EM-6013 ejcotton@cox.net Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/8/2008 23:59:26 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 Cotton
1065 Crest Dr.
Encinitas, CA 92024

EM-6014 k_eaglehorse@msn.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/9/2008 0:26:26 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,
Kristi Eagle Horse
600 E. 4th St. #806
Long Beach, CA 90802

EM-6015 briandas1@aol.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/9/2008 0:27:26 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 Healy
P.O.Box 2362
Yucca Valley, CA 92286

EM-6016 peppersown@hotmail.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/9/2008 0:29:26 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,
Pepper Wynn
261 100th Ave NE
Bellevue, WA 98004

EM-6017 tolarian@juno.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/9/2008 0:39:26 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.
You should 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,
Danny Dyche
4251 SE Averi Ct
Hillsboro, OR 97123

EM-6018 kismet@nccn.net Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/9/2008 0:46:26 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 Hall
453 Sacramento Street
Nevada City, CA 95959

EM-6019 kutingtingting@yahoo.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/9/2008 0:48:26 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,
kay gata
701 country club drive
burbank, CA 91501

EM-6020 shyviola@gmail.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/9/2008 0:59:26 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,
Marcella Hammond
3573 31st St.
San Diego, CA 92104

EM-6021 alik@pdx.edu Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/9/2008 1:01:26 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,
Alison Karle
2992 NW Overlook Dr. #1925
Hillsboro, OR 97124

EM-6022 Anne Stine <astine@wildernessrites.com> Protect Public Forests, Rivers and Wildlife 1/9/2008 1:19:45 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,

Anne Stine, 480 Herbert St. Ashland, Oregon 97520
EM-6023 Anne Stine <astine@wildernessrites.com> 1/9/2008 1:22:45 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,

Anne Stine, 480 Herbert St. Ashland, Oregon 97520






EM-6024 lakelian805@charter.net Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/9/2008 1:41:26 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,
lorraine akelian
"3057 So. Higuera St., sp.110"
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

EM-6025 kimlehmkuhl@gmail.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/9/2008 1:42:26 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 public 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,
Kim Lehmkuhl
1502 Alice Street
Apt. 24
Oakland, CA 94612

EM-6026 patriciastars@earthlink.net Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/9/2008 1:47:26 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 Bolt
1717 W. Alameda Avenue
Burbank, CA 91506

EM-6027 xyamuchax@care2.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/9/2008 1:50:26 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,
Jason Bowman
2674 Woodridge Court # 1
Placerville, CA 95667

EM-6028 michaelwtruax@yahoo.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/9/2008 1:55:26 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 Truax
3112 s.10th cedar
Tacoma, WA 98405

EM-6029 JerryBlack <ejblack45@hotmail.com> Stop WOPR - Protect BLM forests 1/9/2008 2:17:24  
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, Jerry clifford Black
177 striper road Del Rio Texas 78840

YOUR NAME AND ADDRESS
EM-6030 JerryBlack <ejblack45@hotmail.com> Stop WOPR - Protect BLM forests 1/9/2008 2:17:39  
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
EM-6031 ctrarcht@nccn.net Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/9/2008 2:43:26 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 Adams
14487 Burlington Parkway
Penn Valley, CA 95946

EM-6032 Justin Miller <jmmiller5@bsu.edu> Protect BLM Forests 1/9/2008 4:23:42 Bureau of Land Management
Oregon/Washington State Office
ATTN: Western Oregon Planning Revision (OR930.1)
PO Box 2965
Portland, Oregon 97208

Dear BLM,

Please accept these comments on the Western Oregon Plan Revisions. I am a citizen concerned with the management of these lands.

For the last ten years, the Bureau of Land Management administered forests in western Oregon under the Northwest Forest Plan. This ensured these forests continued to provide important public values. These forests can also provide jobs and wood products as a by-product of forest restoration such as thinning young plantation forests.

I am concerned that the changes the BLM is contemplating may lead to water pollution, degraded habitat, and increased conflict and controversy. Many of these forests are currently protected for water quality, salmon and wildlife concerns.

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.

Please continue to protect the western BLM forests that are now protected.

Sincerely,

Justin Miller
3305 N Linden St
Muncie, IN 47304
EM-6033 optimal@earthlink.net Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/9/2008 4:35:26 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,
Aajonus Vonderplanitz
POB 176
Santa Monica, CA 90406-0176

EM-6034 bonnie@byoungdesigns.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/9/2008 4:45:26 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 young
3252 Rock Haven Rd
newark, OH 43055

EM-6035 jlkelsberg@yahoo.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/9/2008 5:08:26 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,
JANE Kelsberg
1715 HILLCREST AVE
Antioch, CA 94509

EM-6036 enfantdepluie@gmail.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/9/2008 5:11:26 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 Bellwood
727 s. La Luna Ave.
Ojai, CA 93023

EM-6037 Chance Finegan <chance.finegan@gmail.com> Protect BLM Forests 1/9/2008 5:34:41 Bureau of Land Management
Oregon/Washington State Office
ATTN: Western Oregon Planning Revision (OR930.1)
PO Box 2965
Portland, Oregon 97208

Dear BLM,

Please accept these comments on the Western Oregon Plan Revisions. I am a citizen concerned with the management of these lands.

For the last ten years, the Bureau of Land Management administered forests in western Oregon under the Northwest Forest Plan. This ensured these forests continued to provide important public values. These forests can also provide jobs and wood products as a by-product of forest restoration such as thinning young plantation forests.

I am concerned that the changes the BLM is contemplating may lead to water pollution, degraded habitat, and increased conflict and controversy. Many of these forests are currently protected for water quality, salmon and wildlife concerns.

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.

Please continue to protect the western BLM forests that are now protected.

Sincerely,

Chance Finegan
1710 Zeb Warren Rd
Cookeville, TN 38506
EM-6038 J.Schweizer@Care2.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/9/2008 5:38:26 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. Schweizer
Capay Circle
S.S.F., CA 94080-4117

EM-6039 dirtlovintreehugger@yahoo.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/9/2008 5:50:26 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,
Shayna Mehner
2013 NE Rainbow Dr.
Ridgefield, WA 98642

EM-6040 Steven Hickman <steevil68@msn.com> BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision 1/9/2008 6:00:36 Steven Hickman
601 olive way
monmouth, OR 97361-1215


January 9, 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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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,


Steven Hickman

EM-6041 progressivebum@gmail.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/9/2008 6:17:26 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 Schmeisser
4000 Flynn St
#47
Bellingham, WA 98229

EM-6042 Lars - Green House Framing <lars_p_jorgensen@yahoo.com> Protect Public Forests, Rivers and Wildlife 1/9/2008 6:47:04 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,

Lars Jorgensen
3110 SE 71st Ave.
Portland, OR 97206

Lars Jorgensen
Co-Owner/Artist
Green House Framing
www.recycledframes.com
503.777.8420 (Mon-Fri 8-5 PST)


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EM-6043 Clark Buchner <CoyoteM@usit.net> Protect BLM Forests 1/9/2008 7:03:49 Bureau of Land Management
Oregon/Washington State Office
ATTN: Western Oregon Planning Revision (OR930.1)
PO Box 2965
Portland, Oregon 97208

Dear BLM,

Please accept these comments on the Western Oregon Plan Revisions. I am a citizen concerned with the management of these lands.

For the last ten years, the Bureau of Land Management administered forests in western Oregon under the Northwest Forest Plan. This ensured these forests continued to provide important public values. These forests can also provide jobs and wood products as a by-product of forest restoration such as thinning young plantation forests.

I am concerned that the changes the BLM is contemplating may lead to water pollution, degraded habitat, and increased conflict and controversy. Many of these forests are currently protected for water quality, salmon and wildlife concerns.

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.

Please continue to protect the western BLM forests that are now protected.

Sincerely,

Clark Buchner
975 North Graham St.
Memphis , TN 38122
EM-6044 pndressl@yahoo.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/9/2008 7:20:35 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 DRESSLER
473 west julia way
hanford, CA 93230

EM-6045 Ann Sherwood <awhorledpeas@aol.com> Protect BLM Forests 1/9/2008 7:27:49 Bureau of Land Management
Oregon/Washington State Office
ATTN: Western Oregon Planning Revision (OR930.1)
PO Box 2965
Portland, Oregon 97208

Dear BLM,

Please accept these comments on the Western Oregon Plan Revisions. I am a citizen concerned with the management of these lands.

For the last ten years, the Bureau of Land Management administered forests in western Oregon under the Northwest Forest Plan. This ensured these forests continued to provide important public values. These forests can also provide jobs and wood products as a by-product of forest restoration such as thinning young plantation forests.

I am concerned that the changes the BLM is contemplating may lead to water pollution, degraded habitat, and increased conflict and controversy. Many of these forests are currently protected for water quality, salmon and wildlife concerns.

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.

Please continue to protect the western BLM forests that are now protected.

Sincerely,

Ann Sherwood
51 Segar Mountain Road
Kent, CT 06757
EM-6046 ckendall04@yahoo.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/9/2008 7:32:38 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,
Cheryl Kendall
937 Guinda St.
Palo Alto, CA 94301

EM-6047 Platemetal16@yahoo.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/9/2008 7:39:41 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 Mc.
13885 Berryfield Dr.
San Diego, CA 92130

EM-6048 lbrenner@orcpr.org Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/9/2008 7:40:41 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 Brenner
18181 SW Kummrow Rd
Sherwood, OR 97140

EM-6049 kaganz@sbcglobal.net Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/9/2008 7:40:41 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,
Kim Ganz
2902 Custer Dr.
San Jose, CA 95124

EM-6050 corrineg@pacbell.net Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/9/2008 7:50:44 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,
corrine gearhart
1948 Barlow Lane
Sebastopol, CA 95472

EM-6051 bmt0333@yahoo.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/9/2008 7:50:44 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,
Bernadette White
15 Palm Drive
Union City, CA 94587

EM-6052 alixine@msn.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/9/2008 7:51:45 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,
Alixine Sasonoff
3701 SW 3 Tree Point Lane
Burien, WA 98166

EM-6053 joanie nissenberg <joanniss@yahoo.com> Fwd: Western OR Plan Revision 1/9/2008 7:55:21 > orwopr@or.blm.govBureau of Land Management, Western
> Oregon Plan Revisions Office
> 333 SW 1st. Avenue Portland, Oregon
> Portland, OR 97208
>
> 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,
>
> Joan Nissenberg
> 153 Granite St. #4
> Ashland, OR 97520
>
>
>
>
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EM-6054 David Ehrensperger <chopin9@hotmail.com> Protect BLM Forests 1/9/2008 8:04:57 Bureau of Land Management
Oregon/Washington State Office
ATTN: Western Oregon Planning Revision (OR930.1)
PO Box 2965
Portland, Oregon 97208

Dear BLM,

Thank you for the opportunity to comment here.

Please accept these comments on the Western Oregon Plan Revisions. I am a citizen concerned with the management of these lands.

For the last ten years, the Bureau of Land Management administered forests in western Oregon under the Northwest Forest Plan. This ensured these forests continued to provide important public values. These forests can also provide jobs and wood products as a by-product of forest restoration such as thinning young plantation forests.

I am concerned that the changes the BLM is contemplating may lead to water pollution, degraded habitat, and increased conflict and controversy. Many of these forests are currently protected for water quality, salmon and wildlife concerns.

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.

Please continue to protect the western BLM forests that are now protected.

Sincerely,

David Ehrensperger
339 E. Broad St.
Nanticoke, PA 18634
EM-6055 victor pirtle <carmelbeach@aol.com> Protect BLM Forests 1/9/2008 8:08:17 Bureau of Land Management
Oregon/Washington State Office
ATTN: Western Oregon Planning Revision (OR930.1)
PO Box 2965
Portland, Oregon 97208

Dear BLM,

Please accept these comments on the Western Oregon Plan Revisions. I am a citizen concerned with the management of these lands.

For the last ten years, the Bureau of Land Management administered forests in western Oregon under the Northwest Forest Plan. This ensured these forests continued to provide important public values. These forests can also provide jobs and wood products as a by-product of forest restoration such as thinning young plantation forests.

I am concerned that the changes the BLM is contemplating may lead to water pollution, degraded habitat, and increased conflict and controversy. Many of these forests are currently protected for water quality, salmon and wildlife concerns.

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.

Please continue to protect the western BLM forests that are now protected.

Sincerely,

victor pirtle
1209 woodland street
nashville, TN 37206
EM-6056 MontyFones@ca.rr.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/9/2008 8:08:45 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,
Monty Fones
910 Powell Court
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

EM-6057 Forwarded by alan_hoffmeister@blm.gov Fw: BLM Programs Inquiry Comment or Question from the Public 1/9/2008 8:12:29 ----- Forwarded by Teddi Duling/ORSO/OR/BLM/DOI on 01/09/2008 07:39 AM -----

brhodes6@aol.com

01/08/2008 04:20 PM

Please respond to
brhodes6@aol.com



To
or912mb@blm.gov
cc

Subject
BLM Programs Inquiry Comment or Question from the Public








Submitter: barbara rhodes

email: brhodes6@aol.com

Comment: I oppose logging of additional federal lands in Oregon.
EM-6058 minxykatt@sbcglobal.net Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/9/2008 8:12:48 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,
sara townsend
3394 G st # C
merced, CA 95340

EM-6059 Amanda Whitley <whitley_amanda@hotmail.com> Protect BLM Forests 1/9/2008 8:13:18 Bureau of Land Management
Oregon/Washington State Office
ATTN: Western Oregon Planning Revision (OR930.1)
PO Box 2965
Portland, Oregon 97208

Dear BLM,

Please accept these comments on the Western Oregon Plan Revisions. I am a citizen concerned with the management of these lands.

For the last ten years, the Bureau of Land Management administered forests in western Oregon under the Northwest Forest Plan. This ensured these forests continued to provide important public values. These forests can also provide jobs and wood products as a by-product of forest restoration such as thinning young plantation forests.

I am concerned that the changes the BLM is contemplating may lead to water pollution, degraded habitat, and increased conflict and controversy. Many of these forests are currently protected for water quality, salmon and wildlife concerns.

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.

Please continue to protect the western BLM forests that are now protected.

Sincerely,

Amanda Whitley
3449 Loon Dr
clarksville, TN 37042
EM-6060 nanvan108@gmail.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/9/2008 8:14:52 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 Van Iderstine
P.O. Box 8009
Van Nuys, CA 91409

EM-6061 Forwarded by alan_hoffmeister@blm.gov Fw: WOPR Draft DEIS Information Request Form - Question Only 1/9/2008 8:18:01 ----- Forwarded by Alan Hoffmeister/ORSO/OR/BLM/DOI on 01/09/2008 08:17 AM -----

geririchmond@gmail.com

01/08/2008 07:13 PM

To
orsowopr@blm.gov
cc

Subject
WOPR Draft DEIS Information Request Form - Question Only









Requestor: GERALDINE RICHMOND

Street: 2585 BIRCH LANE

Location: EUGENE, OR 97403

E-mail address: geririchmond@gmail.com

Comments/Question: YOUR WEBSITE DIRECTIONS FOR SUBMITTING ON YOUR WEB FORUM DON\T WORK ON A MAC.  PLEASE ACCEPT MY COMMENTS THIS WAY.  PLEASE ALSO CORRECT YOUR WEBSITE AS IT IS INACCESSIBLE FOR COMMENTS BY MANY - INCLUDING MYSELF AND I AM VERY COMPUTER LITERATE.I have lived in Oregon for  more than 20 years and I love this state.  It is filled with a multitude of  precious natural resources.  We own property in the coastal range that has a native salmon stream on it.  I have seen what happens to this stream when logging is nearby, which is one of the reasons I am so deeply concerned with the Bureau of Land Management's recently released draft version of the Western Oregon Plan Revisions. Because our property is near  BLM land, we often visit  and enjoy the trees and streams on the BLM land in western Oregon.  After reading the proposed BLM draft, I am very worried about the significant impact on fishing, hiking and nature in that region.  I have two young sons who accompany m
e to these forest lands.  I want to make sure that they have this treasure available to them - and with the draft plan, that treasure will be greatly reduced.  I have  followed the news on this issue and have the same concerns as noted by other groups.  These include for example:I am very upset about the 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.I am also very upset about 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 recov
ering, fisheries.  We can't keep the roads up now!!  Why build more when existing ones that are critical to some communities are barely passable - in part because of logging that has lead to landslides.I am also very concerned about the conversion of our low-elevation oak savanna forests to conifer plantations and the creation of new off-highway-vehicle emphasis areas. In short, the Western Oregon Plan Revisions are unacceptable from my 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.SincerelyGeraldine RichmondEugene, OR
EM-6062 Phillip Fuller <phillipfuller@hamptonaffillates.com> BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision 1/9/2008 8:23:58 Phillip Fuller
1000 Willamina Creek Road, PO Box 8
Willamina, OR 97396-0008


January 9, 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.

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.

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,


Phillip Fuller

EM-6063 Ken Szewc <mhken@hotmail.com> Please keep your plan 1/9/2008 8:25:04 Dear BLM,
I live in Oregon for a variety of reasons, including the hunting, fishing, excellent recreation, and opportunities to view wildlife on public lands. After learning about the BLM's Western Oregon Plan Revisions, I am very excited that this plan will improve the wildlife habitat in western Oregon. This proposal will start to undo all of the habitat reversal that has happened over the last couple of decades. Elk and deer populations have decreased to to the decreasing habitat, both from urban sprawl and the move from clear cutting to thinning.

Please continue to pursue this plan despite the mis-information that people are led to believe about aggressive conservation.

Ken Szewc
532 Crow rd
Merlin, OR 97532
EM-6064 mjfaris@hotmail.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/9/2008 8:27:57 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,
MJ Faris
P.O. Box 81117
san marino, CA 91118

EM-6065 rather@riseup.net Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/9/2008 8:38:04 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,
caitlin rather
10243 east zayante rd
felton, CA 95018

EM-6066 bonomax@pacbell.net Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/9/2008 8:40:07 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,
Christine Garcia
1402 Creekside Dr #4
Walnut Creek, CA 94596

EM-6067 paulkolb@netzero.net Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/9/2008 8:42:13 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

This plan does not sustain the old growth forests. It removes
the trees far faster than they can regenerate. NO MORE OLD
GROWTH FORESTS SHOULD BE REMOVED UNTIL OTHERS HAVE GROWN TO
REPLACE THEM.

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 Kolb
8967 Bridge Arbor Road
Upper Lake, CA 95485

EM-6068 IRENE SAIKEVYCH <irinas@q.com> BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions are UNACCEPTABLE as proposed 1/9/2008 8:44:20 Bureau of Land Management, Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue, Portland, OR 97208
CC: OregonCongressional delegation

Re: BLM Western OregonPlan Revisions:  ARE UNACCEPTABLE as proposed

The Bush Administration is headed in another disastrous direction in its new plan to manage nearly 2.6 million acres of federal forests under the Western Oregon Plan Revisions. The changes the BLM is contemplating will remove the protections of the highly vetted Northwest Forest Plan, and may lead to water pollution, degraded habitat, and increased conflict and controversy. 

 

Your agency needs to be progressing, not regressing!

Your current proposal is blatantly unacceptable. To propose increasing old-growth logging on public lands in western Oregonby 700%, build 1,000 miles of new logging roads in the next decade and clearcut at a 9-1 ratio to thinning-is breathtakingly  myopic and backwards.  It depletes our natural resource-and economic!-- base for future generations by weakening protections for forests, creeks and salmon. Shockingly, the proposal also ignores the role that these forests play in regulating the climate, potentially further accelerating global warming effects.

Most Americans want federal land managers to embrace thinning second growth forests, safeguard communities from wildfires and protect what (little) remains of our nation's ancient forests. There is plenty of previously logged public forestland - much of it overgrown and in need of thinning - to provide wood for local mills.  This type of management would actually improve conditions for fish and wildlife while preventing further, completely unnecessary, logging of precious 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.   Just who and what are you working for, BLM?

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

Sincerely,

Irene Saikevych, MD

8835 Wagner Creek Rd.

Talent, OR97540


CC: Oregon Congressional delegation

Senator Ron Wyden
1220 SW 3rd Ave., Suite 585, Portland, OR97204

Senator Gordon Smith
121 SW Salmon St., Suite 1250, Portland, OR97204

Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-4th)
405 East 8th Ave. #2030, Eugene, OR97401

Rep. Greg Walden (R-2nd)
843 East Main Street, Ste 400, Medford, OR97504

Rep. Earl Blumenhauer (D-3rd)
729 N.E. Oregon St., Suite 115,  Portland, OR97232

Rep. Darlene Hooley (D-5th)
315 Mission Street SE #101, Salem, Oregon97302

 
EM-6069 wildfysh@gmail.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/9/2008 8:46:17 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 Tobias
PO Box 755
Hood River, OR 97031

EM-6070 martyn@goldsmithseeds.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/9/2008 8:48:18 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,
martyn phillips
2280 hecker pass
gilroy, CA 95020

EM-6071 colby chester <colby4@w-link.net> Protect BLM Forests 1/9/2008 8:51:17 Bureau of Land Management
Oregon/Washington State Office
ATTN: Western Oregon Planning Revision (OR930.1)
PO Box 2965
Portland, Oregon 97208

Dear BLM,

Please accept these comments on the Western Oregon Plan Revisions. I am a citizen concerned with the management of these lands.

For the last ten years, the Bureau of Land Management administered forests in western Oregon under the Northwest Forest Plan. This ensured these forests continued to provide important public values. These forests can also provide jobs and wood products as a by-product of forest restoration such as thinning young plantation forests.

I am concerned that the changes the BLM is contemplating may lead to water pollution, degraded habitat, and increased conflict and controversy. Many of these forests are currently protected for water quality, salmon and wildlife concerns.

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.

Please continue to protect the western BLM forests that are now protected.

Sincerely,

colby chester
117 E Louisa St
seattle, wa, WA 98102
EM-6072 denined@mac.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/9/2008 8:52:18 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,
Denine Dawson
22021 De La Guerra
Woodland Hills, CA 91364

EM-6073 sharitoron@comcast.net Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/9/2008 8:55:21 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,
shari Toron
1244 Lerida Way
Pacifica, CA 94044

EM-6074 beugless@earthlink.net Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/9/2008 8:58:22 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,
Virginia Beugless
4904 SW Spokane St.
Seattle, WA 98116

EM-6075 pds63ke@yahoo.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/9/2008 8:59:22 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,
joanne johnson
2279 P via mariposa west
laguna woods, CA 92637

EM-6076 lizmccamon@aol.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/9/2008 9:03:23 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,
E. McCamon
5772 garden grove #198
Westminster, CA 92683

EM-6077 Robert Fener <fenerbob@hotmail.com> Protect BLM Forests 1/9/2008 9:05:59 Bureau of Land Management
Oregon/Washington State Office
ATTN: Western Oregon Planning Revision (OR930.1)
PO Box 2965
Portland, Oregon 97208

Dear BLM,

Please accept these comments on the Western Oregon Plan Revisions. I am a citizen concerned with the management of these lands.

For the last ten years, the Bureau of Land Management administered forests in western Oregon under the Northwest Forest Plan. This ensured these forests continued to provide important public values. These forests can also provide jobs and wood products as a by-product of forest restoration such as thinning young plantation forests.

I am concerned that the changes the BLM is contemplating may lead to water pollution, degraded habitat, and increased conflict and controversy. Many of these forests are currently protected for water quality, salmon and wildlife concerns.

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.

Please continue to protect the western BLM forests that are now protected.

Sincerely,

Robert Fener
1011 Swapping Camp Road
Amherst, VA 24521
EM-6078 jahstone@hotmail.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/9/2008 9:07:26 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.

Greedy greed...we know about the private $$$$$$$$$$$$ earnings
in Iraq. Stay away from our forests you evil, wicked men.



Sincerely,
Justin Barnett
380 SE 27th Ave
3
Portland, OR 97214

EM-6079 bddarst@gmail.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/9/2008 9:07:26 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,
Dolores Darst
343 Cedar Park Dr.
Port Angeles, WA 98362

EM-6080 bghaigh@jps.net Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/9/2008 9:10:27 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 Haigh
169A S. Commonwealth Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90004-6005

EM-6081 lizlotz@hotmail.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/9/2008 9:10:27 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 Lotz
3181 Stony Point Rd
Santa Rosa, CA 95407

EM-6082 wrensong@sbcglobal.net Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/9/2008 9:15:30 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

We are 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. We 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 Moore/ Ruth Kitchen
168 Apple Avenue
Grass Valley,, CA 95945-4015

EM-6083 Selene Aitken <seleneaitken@yahoo.com> Protect Public Forests, Rivers and Wildlife 1/9/2008 9:15:59 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,

Please reconsider and scrap your proposal to increase logging of old
growth in western Oregon. There are many preferable alternatives to
your plan. These would preserve treasured forests, protect salmon and
their habitat as well as provide jobs and community good will.

Focusing on active management of BLM lands in already logged-over
areas, and concentrating job opportunities in restoration forestry
would benefit watersheds and generate wood products without replaying
mistakes that only lead to erosion, fires, and the usual expensive
law suits.

Thank you,
Selene Aitken


Selene Aitken, M.Ed
446 Helman St
Ashland, OR 97520

http://www.thedanceofcommunication.com




EM-6084 tinao@cox.net Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/9/2008 9:19:31 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,
tina overland
767 hymettus avenue
encinitas, CA 92024

EM-6085 Tracy P Lamblin <wrensnest2@starband.net> Protect Public Forests, Rivers and Wildlife 1/9/2008 9:20:47 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,

Tracy Lamblin
5223 Carberry creek Rd
EM-6086 artistlauralynch@yahoo.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/9/2008 9:22:32 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 Lynch
908 W. Islay
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

EM-6087 Charles Blanchard <ceblanchard@mindspring.com> Please protect our old-growth forests! 1/9/2008 9:23:05 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.

Charles Blanchard
3522 Archwood Street
Eugene, OR 97404

541-689-3952
EM-6088 gene@epud.org Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/9/2008 9:27:35 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,
gene biboux
24061 Hall Rd.
cheshire, OR 97419

EM-6089 lmbanta@yahoo.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/9/2008 9:28:35 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 Banta
1443 N Ave 49
Los Angeles, CA 90042-1615

EM-6090 curlygirl33428@yahoo.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/9/2008 9:28:35 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,
CRISSY BAKER
7308 WESTWOOD DR
TAMARAC, FL 33321

EM-6091 dkejohn@yahoo.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/9/2008 9:31:35 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 John
22 Yahi Court
Sacramento, CA 95833-1010

EM-6092 Phil Broussard <phil.broussard@nike.com> Protect Public Forests, Rivers and Wildlife 1/9/2008 9:34:30 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, Phil Broussard
3563 NE Killingsworth St.
Portland OR 97211
EM-6093 Baker Family <bakers1family@hotmail.com> Stop WOPR - Protect BLM forests 1/9/2008 9:35:07 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.
 
We've just had massive slides near the coast because of severe weather and approved and uncontested clearcutting. How much environmental damage needs to be done before we think clearly about the entire picture, instead of just immediate needs, or purely political concerns?
 
I have an undergraduate degree from OSU in Forest Management. Clearcutting is only one tool in a bag of tools that needs to be considered when managing land to obtain certian objectives.
 
What the objectives for public land management are should be decided by the people. Their elected and appointed representatives should be listening to the people about what those objectives are, and then they should have professional forresters put forward plans to achieve those objectives.
 
Public land cannot be managed with only short-term goals in mind, and it cannot be managed with only profit in mind. It cannot be managed following plans created by the timber industry and a government administration not familiar with the land, people, and culture of Oregon.
 
Sincerely,
Maj Britt (Max) Baker
2935 NE 21st Ave
Portland, OR 97212 


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EM-6094 pamadsen@hotmail.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/9/2008 9:35:35 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 Madsen
965 Willow Glen Way
San Jose, CA 95125

EM-6095 petition@applexpert.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/9/2008 9:36:35 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,
Josh Kaye-Carr
1365 Weymouth Lane
Ventura, CA 93001

EM-6096 staci@savzsea.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/9/2008 9:37:35 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,
Staci Kaye-Carr
1365 Weymouth Lane
Ventura, CA 93001-4049

EM-6097 sowam@copper.net Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/9/2008 9:37:35 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 valuable 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,
Marcy Sowa
5050 Lakeshore Drive
Selma, OR 97538

EM-6098 cathryntully@yahoo.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/9/2008 9:39:35 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,
Cathryn Tully
142 London St.
San Francisco, CA 94112

EM-6099 jorja4@verizon.net Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/9/2008 9:39:35 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,
Jorja Hummer-Warner
501 Lark Court
Novato, CA 94947

EM-6100 Axel C. Ringe <onyxfarm@bellsouth.net> Comments on the Western Oregon Plan Revisions 1/9/2008 9:40:40 Bureau of Land Management
Oregon/Washington State Office
ATTN: Western Oregon Planning Revision (OR930.1)
PO Box 2965
Portland, Oregon 97208

Dear BLM,

Please accept these comments on the Western Oregon Plan Revisions. I am a citizen concerned with the management of these lands.

For the last ten years, the Bureau of Land Management administered forests in western Oregon under the Northwest Forest Plan. This ensured these forests continued to provide important public values. These forests can also provide jobs and wood products as a by-product of forest restoration such as thinning young plantation forests.

I am concerned that the changes the BLM is contemplating may lead to water pollution, degraded wildlife habitat, and increased conflict and controversy. Many of these forests are currently protected for water quality, salmon and wildlife concerns.

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.

Please continue to protect the western BLM forests that are now protected.

Sincerely,

Axel C. Ringe
1840 Lafayette Road
New Market, TN 37820
EM-6101 silvrdv@aol.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/9/2008 9:45:35 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 Pearson
2980 se kamilche pt
Shelton, WA 98584

EM-6102 stendi66@hotmail.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/9/2008 9:50:35 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,
Anne Thomas
23309 Hartland Street
West Hills, CA 91307

EM-6103 Margaret Shields <mshields@pdx.edu> Please protect our old-growth forests! 1/9/2008 9:55:20 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.

Margaret Shields
3614 se 11th ave
portland, OR 97202
EM-6104 sharonibird@yahoo.com Opposition to the WOPR 1/9/2008 9:55:35 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am writing in opposition to the proposed Western Oregon Plan
Revisions (WOPR). This plan would unravel the protections of the
Northwest Forest Plan (NWFP). Without the NWFP, we could see a
return to logging of ancient forests which would fail to provide
real stewardship of these resources. I urge you to reject this.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every
decade is an unsustainable rate of logging. Please do not allow
the destruction of our old-growth forest heritage to be our
legacy.

I urge you to rewrite the plan to protect our ancient forests,
clean water, and the wildlife that call these areas home.



Sincerely,
Sharon Coe
990 Central Ave
Apt 120
Riverside, CA 92507

EM-6105 ellestad1@excite.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/9/2008 9:55:35 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 Ellestad
822 Shoreland Dr.
Lopez Island, WA 98261

EM-6106 pegil_@hotmail.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/9/2008 9:55:35 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,
Peggy McGuire
23451 Stone Ave.
Gerber, CA 96035

EM-6107 Lawauna Mallon <lmallon@hevanet.com> Stop WOPR - Protect BLM forests 1/9/2008 9:57:28  
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.  This must be stopped; Oregon's natural resources must be protected from this kind of political and commercial destruction.

Sincerely,
Lawauna Mallon, a registered voter.
PO Box 1229
Oregon City, OR 97045
EM-6108 dlreynolds33523@yahoo.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/9/2008 9:59:36 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,
Debbie Reynolds
15731 14th St
Dade City, FL 33523

EM-6109 Patricia Combs <patcombs@gorge.net> Please protect our old-growth forests! 1/9/2008 10:05:48 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.

Patricia Combs
733 Lee St.
The Dalles, OR 97058
EM-6110 daydreamdesign13@yahoo.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/9/2008 10:10:39 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,
D Hubenthal
5703 N F St
Spokane, WA 99205

EM-6111 Jennifer Council <sendjennifer@yahoo.com> All alternatives of the "WOPR" are unacceptable. 1/9/2008 10:11:37 Dear BLM,
I oppose the Western Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR) and all the alternatives proposed.

The O&C act was clearly a progressive attempt in the 30s to try and safeguard interests and values in an era where exploitation of the land was central. It was not intended to put logging over and above everything. This cynical move to re-interpret the act without putting in front of a court, is unacceptable.

Even the "no-action" alternative of this "compromise" plan increases old-growth logging. Effectively this entire plan puts logging of our remnant ancient forests on the table as payback for political contributions.

Survival of our rare and precious ecosystems and species has been put squarly in second place to political expedience and economic greed.

The WOPR in every alternative strips Oregon Forests of the protections that have been built up over many decades. Protections that have been so necessary to guard against the excessive destruction of the past, against greed and short term thinking. The Northwest Forest Plan while not perfect, at least ensures that we take account of conflicting interests in the forest by keeping our eye on the big picture. It provides some protection for the waters and diversity that we are entrusted with.

The WOPR is no more than an attempt to return to unhampered old-growth logging, and the degradation of salmon, bird and other wildlife habitat.

I object to liquidating our national heritage of ancient trees, and all that they support simply to balance some short term budget shortfall.

We have the intelligence and the ability to make the finances of our country work without fragmenting and destroying the last remaining wild places and all that depend on them. The amount of money raised by these projects is such a tiny proportion of what we spend as a country, and what is to be lost is such a big proportion of the small amount of wildness that is left - it simply does not add up.

We have a responsibility to steward the wonder that has been put in our hands - not to use it as a piggy bank to smash when we need quick cash.

Clearcutting old-growth forests is unsustainable, especially when we understand so poorly what we are losing.

I am asking you to come up with a plan that protects ancient forest for their value to clean water, salmon, birds, even the fungi, lichen and molluscs... all the wildness there, as well as for carbon sequestration, beauty, human enjoyment, future science and our descendants.

There are plenty of managed plantations that can be thinned, private forest land in production and areas that need restoration. If those cannot provide a healthy timber and forestry industry, than we are in more trouble than cutting down our last remaining old growth can fix.

Specifically I object to;
- The removal of environmental protection from Areas of Critical Environmental Concern, and the stripping of other reserves and protections.

- Increased clearcutting of forests, and the new logging roads and other destruction of our landscape that that implies.

- The new "Off Highway Vehicle Emphasis Areas" which are no solution to the enormous Off-Road vehicle problem that we have.

Please reject this backwards step and lets find a way to treasure the resources we are entrusted with.

Jennifer Council
886 Raven Lane
Roseburg, OR 97470
EM-6112 Sarah Kuck <sarahk1128@yahoo.com> Stop WOPR - Protect BLM forests 1/9/2008 10:15:26 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,
 
Sarah Kuck
4216 1st Ave NE
Seattle, WA
98105



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EM-6113 hboije@bigfoot.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/9/2008 10:16:39 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,
Hope Boije
6751 Longwalk Drive
Oakland, CA 94611-1722

EM-6114 hsljkl@aol.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/9/2008 10:17:39 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 Lewis
18584 W. Cavendish Dr.
Castro Valley, CA 94552

EM-6115 lgoldmanjr@yahoo.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/9/2008 10:18:39 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,
Leo Goldman
1244 Lerida Way
Pacifica, CA 94044

EM-6116 bclandebaird@netzero.net Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/9/2008 10:19:39 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 Baird
37691 Coralburst Street
Sandy, OR 97055

EM-6117 Jennifer McKinnis <mckinnis@oregontrail.net> Protect Public Forests, Rivers and Wildlife 1/9/2008 10:20:07 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.

While everyone is pointing fingers over the global warming issue,
they and you are failing to realize the dramatic and critically
essential role that Oregon's old growth timber forests play in
stabilizing global temperatures. All rainforests are critical to
healthy global environment. It's been documented that for every acre
of rainforest cut, the global temperature increases, as do incidence
of extreme weather phenomenon. While S.America is being raped by
greed and the timber industry, few protected stands of old growth
rain forest remain. Oregon's rain forest has an increasingly major
roll to plany in stabilizing the global environment. Don't allow
greed to devastate Oregon's beautiful forests. You are responsible
for correctly managing our forests for not only Oregon's best
welfare, but our countries and the world. This is a precarious
balance you must not upset. Too much damage to the eco-system has
been done already.Those verdant stands are necessary to clean excess
carbon emissions and balance global warming. We are already operating
at a deficit! Leave the rain forests intact.

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,

Jennifer McKinnis
Hermiston, OR
EM-6118 syljones@Earthlink.net Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/9/2008 10:26:45 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

If it is necessary to spend the rest of my life working on the
environment, I will find it tiresome, but worthwhile enough to
do to leave a legacy for humanity.

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,
Sylvia Jones
10906 Exposition Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90064

EM-6119 adinadelgado@yahoo.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/9/2008 10:27:45 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,
Adina Delgado
2911 Rhodelia
Claremont, CA 91711

EM-6120 pomegranatemoon@hotmail.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/9/2008 10:29:46 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,
Leslie Cohen
2925 SE 50th Ave #23
Portland, OR 97206

EM-6121 lawanajohn@yahoo.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/9/2008 10:32:46 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,
LaWana John
7205 Rainbow Drive
#E6
San Jose, CA 95129

EM-6122 kb.03ab@msn.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/9/2008 10:37:47 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,
Kae Bolinger
637 SE 60th Ave # 2
Portland, OR 97215

EM-6123 jim44314@wildblue.net Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/9/2008 10:46:49 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,
James Gonsman
P. O. Box 125
17010 Burl Lane
Occidental, CA 95465-0125

EM-6124 jgharrismt@msn.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/9/2008 10:53:56 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 forests at-risk through the proposed Western Oregon
Plan Revisions (WOPR). This 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.
It would also threaten the current water sheds and cause wide
spread flooding.
Also the costs to taxpayers of building the roads necessary for
such a proposal is another way of subsidizing yet another
industry that does not need it considering the damage it would
cause.

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.

Do not allow the destruction of our heritage of old-growth
forest and also our legacy. Rewrite the plan to protect our
ancient forests, our clean water, and the home of wildlife.



Sincerely,
Joan Harris
15902 13th Ave Ct E
Tacoma, WA 98445-2322

EM-6125 Lawrence E Wyland <larry.w@verizon.net> Please protect our old-growth forests! 1/9/2008 10:56:44 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.

I am from the State of Virginia. One of the reasons that I go to Oregon is to see the old growth trees and scenic views that are preserved there. Don't cut down any more of our national treasures!! Instead, why don't
the BLM promote the use of recycled paper and old wood products to take the place of newly cut trees? Larry Wyland

Lawrence E Wyland
8325 Chandon Place
Chesterfield, VA 23838
EM-6126 kaworkma@ucsc.edu Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/9/2008 10:56:57 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,
Kelly Workman
"200 heller dr,"
Santa Cruz, CA 95064

EM-6127 David Beebe <fvjerryo@mac.com> BLM Forests Require Protection 1/9/2008 10:57:09 Bureau of Land Management
Oregon/Washington State Office
ATTN: Western Oregon Planning Revision (OR930.1)
PO Box 2965
Portland, Oregon 97208

Dear BLM,

Regarding the Western Oregon Plan Revisions. I am a citizen concerned with the management of these lands.

For the last ten years, the Bureau of Land Management administered forests in western Oregon under the Northwest Forest Plan. This ensured these forests continued to provide important public values. These forests can also provide jobs and wood products as a by-product of forest restoration such as thinning young plantation forests.

I am concerned that the changes the BLM is contemplating may lead to water pollution, degraded habitat, and increased conflict and controversy. Many of these forests are currently protected for water quality, salmon and wildlife concerns.

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.

Please continue to protect the western BLM forests that are now protected.

Sincerely,

David Beebe
P.O.Box 148
Petersburg, AK 99833

907 7723357
EM-6128 bl@soldierlink.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/9/2008 10:57:57 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 lamb
1506-3 oak dr.
vista, CA 92084

EM-6129 work4peacenow@yahoo.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/9/2008 11:05:04 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,
Terri Freedman
PO Box 2541
Santa Rosa, CA 95405

EM-6130 ranmel@televar.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/9/2008 11:07:08 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 McCool
753 Hexon RD
Selah, WA 98942

EM-6131 chipmunka1@aol.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/9/2008 11:08:08 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 Draper
2106 lost Lake Pl
Martinez, CA 94553-6422

EM-6132 DeeDee10x10@centurytel.net Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/9/2008 11:08:08 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,
Diane M. Loran
1910 180Th Ave. Kpn
Lakebay, WA 98349

EM-6133 perdurabo5@hotmail.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/9/2008 11:09:09 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 garner
4000 2nd Ave
Sacramento, CA 95817

EM-6134 thrace_44@yahoo.com Serious Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/9/2008 11:11:09 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

This plan is a ridiculously transparent payoff to big timber
donors to the Repugs. Politics are not supposed to play a part
in natural resource considerations.

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 Manning
6041 Suellen Ct.
Goleta, CA 93117

EM-6135 lora_langford@yahoo.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/9/2008 11:12:09 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,
Lora Langford
PMB 176
1250 N Highway 395
Colville, WA 99114

EM-6136 Josh Laughlin <jlaughlin@cascwild.org> Western Oregon Plan Revision letter 1/9/2008 11:15:04 Hi Josh,
 
I am out of state without a printer and am having problems accessing the automatic email link for submitting testimony regarding the WOPR.  Please send the following letter to the BLM and to the Oregon Delegation.
 
Thank You,
Deborah Noble
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
 
 
January 9,008
 
From:
Deborah Noble
4990 West Hillside Dr.
Eugene, OR    97405
 
To:
Bureau of Land Management
Western Oregon Plan Revisions Office
333 SW 1st. Avenue
Portland, OR 97204
 
CC: Oregon Congressional  delegation
 
 
Dear BLM,
 
I am writing in opposition to all the alternatives proposed in the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Revision of the Resource Management Plan of the Western  Oregon Bureau of Land Management Districts. I am in favor of increasing the current level of protections for our streams, for all remaining old growth forests and for the many species, both aquatic  and terrestrial, which inhabit the more than 2.5 million acres of  public lands which the BLM's DEIS addresses.
 
 BLM policy could promote projects which create jobs and encourage collaboration among  environmental advocates, community leaders and timber representatives.  It is my understanding that the recent BLM sales in the Eugene area were tracts of young, small diameter trees designated for thinning.  I have spent much time hiking in the Willamette National Forest and have come to appreciate  thinning practices in these young (under 80 year old) stands. One tract I walked into had been thinned only a year and a half before and looked similar to the young forest across the road which had never been cut.  The minimal disruption to forest habitat, including a no roads policy, was quite impressive. It makes sense for the BLM to institute such practices which respect the integrity of our forest ecosystems.
 
The BLM should not consider an alternative that would  reduce reserves and protections established in the NWFP. While the proposed Resource Management Plan Revision for the Western Oregon BLM Districts includes a status quo "No Action" alternative", it does not go far enough to include a "thinning young stands only" alternative that could satisfy the O&C Act requirements for sustainable yields. An alternative which fully protects old growth forests needs to be considered. These dwindling stands of ancient trees are habitats and pristine ecosystems which, if cut, can never be restored. Thankfully,  Representative Peter DeFazio and Senator Ron Wyden are working on legislation which, if passed, will insure protection of our remaining old growth for future generations.
 
In these times when world leaders are waking up to the challenges of global warming and other environmental disasters, the BLM needs to be accountable to world concerns.
Deals made behind closed doors with timber interests and no public scrutiny are unethical. 
Many mills in the Northwest are shutting down or reducing operations because of lumber surpluses and the falling housing market. My family is in the lumber business and we are very much in the know as to the current situation and outlook. It is time for the BLM to listen to the public, to look at the big picture and to make responsible decisions for the future of our fragile ecosystems.
 
Sincerely,
Deborah Noble
 

--

Josh Laughlin, Conservation Director
Cascadia Wildlands Project
P.O. Box 10455
Eugene, OR  97440
541.434.1463 (voice)
541.434.6494 (fax)


The Cascadia Wildlands Project is dedicated to defending the forests, waters, and wildlife of the Pacific Northwest. Visit www.cascwild.org to learn more about wildlands issues and our leadership in the conservation movement. Become a member today at http://www.cascwild.org/donate.html. Your support makes a difference!
EM-6137 hl12@humboldt.edu Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/9/2008 11:16:09 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,
Heidi Lockwood
1215 M Street
Arcata, CA 95521

EM-6138 Tim Hart <harttnt@aol.com> BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision 1/9/2008 11:20:37 Tim Hart
15200 NW Mountain Meadow Road
McMinnville, OR 97128-8177


January 9, 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.

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.

All of the above described points are critical to ensuring that our lands
are used/managed in a way that helps our families & communities. Our
productive and unique lands should be a blessing to our families and
communities. Our families & communities will be blessed if the lands are
managed responsibly and not under utilized.

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,


Tim Hart

EM-6139 NCRML@comcast.net Stop WOPR now! 1/9/2008 11:23:08 This is treasonous! Oregon forests are PUBLIC LAND. Conserving our land, and leaving portions of it pristine are essential to the well being of our state, our country, and our earth. Just because the Bush Administration is way over it's head in this Occupation of Iraq, doesn't mean they can strip our assets in order to pay for more killing, more occupation, more permanent war bases, more funding of privitization with OUR TAXPAYER DOLLARS!!! Why don't these disaster capitalists use their own money to get us out of this mess that they helped create!? Leave our forests alone! Greed is not what should be fueling our economy.

Sincerely,
Nancy Rimmel
7603 SE Henry Pl
Portland, OR. 97206
EM-6140 ablaisdell@earthlink.net Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/9/2008 11:25:10 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 blaisdell
5152 Earl Drive
La Canada Flintridge, CA 91011-1621

EM-6141 errin@email.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/9/2008 11:28:10 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,
Errin Edlin
16220 E. Rich Ave.
Spokane, WA 99216

EM-6142 janbeeman@comcast.net Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/9/2008 11:31:12 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. It is time to stop ravaging every natural resource
in our country for the sake of a dollar.



Sincerely,
Jan Beeman
14123 Buttner Road
Guerneville, CA 95446

EM-6143 smgsig@mac.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/9/2008 11:37:26 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 gere
3093 Maclane St
Palo Alto, CA 94306

EM-6144 msbernst@juno.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/9/2008 11:39:27 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,
marwa bernstein
po box 1232
studio city, CA 90291

EM-6145 ejb93528@yahoo.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/9/2008 11:41:28 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,
Joann Barbee
805 W. 2nd St.
Red Mountain, CA 93558

EM-6146 Dale Gates <dalegates@97520.net> Opposed to WOPR 1/9/2008 11:41:45 Dear BLM Staff,
 
I am writing to express my deep-felt and carefully considered opposition to the WOPR. To simply summarize some of my concerns, I object to the damage the plan would cause to the water and salmon. Also, we know that scars left on the land from logging do not disappear for decades. Finally, and most importantly, old growth forests are unique and they are irreplaceable. These trees form a link in the environment chain that is essential to the overall health of the environment. We know from the research on global warming that we cannot afford to be cavalier about our resources. We need to take a conservative approach while we search for best practices. Our forests are part of the legacy we owe our children. We must not allow a few groups to take short-term gains at the expense of future generations. Wait, study the issues. There must be a better solution than just logging these beautiful and vital spaces.
 
Thank you.
Sincerely,
Dale Gates, Ph.D.
1015 Morton Street
Ashland, OR 97520
EM-6147 feukitis@gwi.net Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/9/2008 11:43:29 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 Eukitis
3210 BRUTIN RD
Plant City, FL 33565

EM-6148 pinklace1221@aol.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/9/2008 11:43:29 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,
Lacey Pierson
11233 SE 27th Ave Apt. 210
Milwaukie, OR 97222

EM-6149 Martin Reece <martyreece@hamptonaffiliates.com> BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision 1/9/2008 11:43:46 Martin Reece
31228 370th AVE NE
ARLINGTON, WA 98223-9290


January 9, 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.

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,


Martin C Reece
360-436-1043

EM-6150 carousel60@iwon.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/9/2008 11:46:29 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 Steurer
4728 Crossvale Ave
El Monte, CA 91732

EM-6151 john bricker <jbricker@frontiernet.net> re:wopr 1/9/2008 11:46:39 Hi
I'm  a resident and a land owner in the I.V. valley, and  am very much against the wopr plan as well as the off road plan! This will and would take away the beauty and tourist attraction of our valley!
Lossing trees and allowing off-road vehicles would degrade our valley, as well as decreasing the tourist attraction!

John H. Bricker

John's Graphic Design's

http://www.johnsgraphicdesign.com

E-mail

jbricker@frontiernet.net

johnbricker@frontiernet.net

jbricker@johnsgraphicdesign.com

jbricker55@hotmail.com



"The battle we have fought, and are still fighting, for the
forests is a part of the eternal conflict between right and
wrong ... So we must count on watching and striving for
these trees, and should always be glad to find anything so
surely good and noble to strive for." - John Muir, Nov. 23, 1895


EM-6152 JamesTConrad1@aol.com Stop WOPR - Protect BLM forests 1/9/2008 11:49:54 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
James T. Conrad
12105 Battle Creek Court
Charlotte, NC 28269-8727





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EM-6153 JensOasis@aol.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/9/2008 11:51:29 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I strongly oppose 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,
Jenny Wilder
19607 Sandy Ln
Apple Valley, CA 92308

EM-6154 lil-hippie-chick@hotmail.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/9/2008 11:53:29 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).

WE ONLY HAVE ONE EARTH AND THE PRECIOUS LANDS ARE DISAPPEARING
AT AN ALARMING RATE. THE U.S. MUST BE AN EXAMPLE TO THE WORLD IN
CONSERVATION AND PRESERVATION OF OUR NATURAL RESOURCES. EVERY
STEP COUNTS AND OPPOSING THIS PLAN WOULD BE A GOOD START ON THE
RIGHT TRACK. THANKS FOR DOING YOUR PART IN MAKING THE WORLD A
BETTER PLACE FOR ALL CREATURES TO ENJOY.

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 Runyon
8536 Lubao Ave
Winnetka, CA 91306

EM-6155 barbara.blackburn@powells.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/9/2008 11:55:30 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 Blackburn
84 NE Highland Street
Portland, OR 97211

EM-6156 ripsparky88@yahoo.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/9/2008 11:56:30 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,
Crystal Castro
1975 Maricopa Hwy #62
Ojai, CA 93023

EM-6157 lmcummins@msn.com Protect Our Ancient Forests! 1/9/2008 11:57:31 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am concerned about the Western Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR).
This plan would 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,
Lauren Cummins
2948 Puente St.
Fullerton, CA 92835

EM-6158 lilswedel@msn.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/9/2008 11:59:31 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 Lyons
29074 Tangerine Way
Lake Elsinore, CA 92530-7208

EM-6159 retvi@hotmail.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/9/2008 11:59:31 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,
Michelle Reitmajer
11016 Waller rd E E103
Tacoma, WA 98446

EM-6160 William Weismann <wweismann@comcast.net> Please protect our old-growth forests! 1/9/2008 12:00:39 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.

William Weismann
1720 NE Buffalo St
Portland, OR 97211
EM-6161 tears_from_divine_despair@msn.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/9/2008 12:01:34 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,
Kimberly Olmsted-Oyama
19254 124th Ave SE
Renton, WA 98058

EM-6162 frest1@comcast.net Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/9/2008 12:05:36 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,
Frederick H. Forschler
8613 Zircon Crest Ct.
Elk Grove, CA 95624

EM-6163 mcorbet@spiritone.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/9/2008 12:08:36 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,
Abigail Corbet
6637 SE 57th Ave
Portland, OR 97206

EM-6164 cfr98115@gmail.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/9/2008 12:13:36 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 forest environments 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,
Charles Raymond
"3798 Northeast, 97th Street"
Seattle, WA 98115

EM-6165 toria94147@yahoo.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/9/2008 12:14:36 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,
Vicky Tuorto
PO Box 470683
San Francisco, CA 94147

EM-6166 William Shields <tatewen@comcast.net> Please protect our old-growth forests! 1/9/2008 12:15:08 Dear BLM,
BLM's Western Oregon Plan Revisions 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. Please do not give more of our valuable resources to Bush's greedy cronies.

The increased, widespread clearcutting of forests under WOPR would also 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.

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.

Please do ALL you can to defeat WOPR.

Thankyou!

William Shields
4823 SE 37th Ave
Portland, OR 97202
EM-6167 jancsalas4@aol.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/9/2008 12:16:36 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,
jan salas
28 fern rd
kentfield, CA 94904

EM-6168 Ellen Levine <edlevine@hughes.net> WOPR Comments 1/9/2008 12:17:12  

ELLEN & RICK  LEVINE

LeVineyard/Levine Family Farm

P.O. Box3320                                                                        edlevine@hughes.net

Applegate, OR97530                                                             (541)846-9411

______________________________________________________________________

January 9, 2008

 

RE: Western OregonPlan Revisions

 

We are landowners in the Applegate Valley of Southern Oregon who will be adversely affected if any of the proposed WOPR options are adopted. For almost 40 years, we have actively managed our timber acreage and now also operate a L.I.V.E. certified vineyard. Our property abuts BLM land.

 

Because we live and work here, we are fully aware that the proposed WOPR alternatives are irresponsible and based on false premises, as outlined below:

 

Increasing the amount of allowable harvestable timber, and especially old-growth timber, will not necessarily result in increased dollars for O & C payments to counties because the market value for timber is depressed and the expense of removal and processing is high. It makes more sense to abide by the 1994 Northwest Forest Plan, with limited and sustainable yields.
Increased harvesting through clear-cutting and other cheap, quick and dirty methods will have a highly disastrous impact on the environment, threatening wildlife and fish habitat. This will also economically damage the tourism industry, including low-impact outdoor activities such as hunting and fishing, as well as the wine industry.
Expanding acreage for timber cutting, especially old-growth, is a temporary appeasement of the timber industry. Because the Endangered Species Act is still in place, lawsuits will continue. It makes more sense to manage the forests in cooperation with all interested parties, including the timber industry, BLM, Forest Service, Environmental Groups and adjacent landowners. A good, successful model is the Applegate Partnership which might disappear if any part of WOPR is adopted.
The proposed increase of OHV use will have a destructive impact on both private and public lands. An area that is used by OHVers is not easily or safely shared with other activities. OHV use causes erosion, is a potential fire danger and is intrusive on surrounding areas. It's also distressing that BLM is encouraging expanded use of gas-powered engines at a time when everyone else agrees we must curtail this use.
WOPR totally ignores the impact of climate change on already volatile lands. Southern Oregonhas a relatively low annual rainfall and is often a tinderbox by late July. This is also not an ecosystem that encourages regeneration of healthy forests.The plan should focus on improving the environment, not further endangering it. We need to manage these lands responsibly, thinning and removing growth to reduce fire danger, and encouraging low-impact activities that respect the environmental and do not create more hazard.

 

It's our sincere hope that BLM will acknowledge the realities of today's forests. We need to protect our environment, not further ravage it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ellen

 
EM-6169 thetaone8008@yahoo.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/9/2008 12:17:36 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 ancient forests at-risk through the proposed Western
Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). This would undo the protections of
the Northwest Forest Plan (NWFP) and threaten the 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 rampant old growth clear-cutting and would fail
to provide any stewardship of these resources.

Clear-cutting over 100,000 acres of old-growth forest every ten
years is an unsustainable rate of logging that would destroy our
ancient forests. We do not want to see the old Redwoods
dissipated to a few hundred acres as has been done in
California. Trees are living things also and must have a place
on this earth. No place is better than their natural habitat of
Oregon and the Northwest.

Please do not allow this destruction and rewrite the plan to
protect our ancient forests, clean water, and the wildlife that
call the Northwest their home.



Sincerely,
Ramona Greenstein
14543 Burbank Blvd. #217
Van Nuys, CA 91411

EM-6170 fakesanghananda@yahoo.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/9/2008 12:18:36 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

How can you neglect your responsibility to the American public?

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,
Teal Scott
19770 Three Oaks Way
Saratoga, CA 95070

EM-6171 gilmore930@comcast.net Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/9/2008 12:18:36 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,
Timothy Gilmore
930 Post St., #14
San Francisco, CA 94109-5858

EM-6172 laurachristine7@hotmail.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/9/2008 12:19:36 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 Jones
1033 Bayview Ave
Napa, CA 94559

EM-6173 gemms70@yahoo.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/9/2008 12:19:36 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,
Gemma Geluz
2434 Ridgewood Circle
Fairfield, CA 94534

EM-6174 olsonholly@hotmail.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/9/2008 12:20:36 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,
Holly Olson
838 Hyde Street
Apt. 1
San Francisco, CA 94109

EM-6175 wizkid2be@aol.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/9/2008 12:22:36 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 Keith
PO Box 2099
Victorville, CA 92393

EM-6176 dlpmusic@roadrunner.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/9/2008 12:23:36 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,
Doug Lenier
5720 Costello Ave
Valley Glen, CA 91401-4328

EM-6177 dana937@gmail.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/9/2008 12:25:36 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 backward 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,
Dana Bellwether
205 W. Payran
Petaluma, CA 94952

EM-6178 danabassen@yahoo.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/9/2008 12:30:36 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,
Dana Bassen
10431 Woodchuck Lane SE
Port Orchard, WA 98367

EM-6179 ilsasso2003@yahoo.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/9/2008 12:31:36 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 Poss
4061 N. Wilson
Fresno, CA 93704-4143

EM-6180 aliibreighith@yahoo.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/9/2008 12:33:37 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,
Ali Ibreighith
1316 W. Beacon Ave
Anaheim, CA 92802

EM-6181 Beryl Sandra <berysan@ccountry.net> Stop WOPR - Protect BLM forests 1/9/2008 12:36:06  
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,

Beryl Sandra Millspaugh   
347 SW L St   
Grants Pass, Oregon 97526
EM-6182 clevelandranger@hotmail.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/9/2008 12:39:37 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 kraynak
p.o. box 343
toutle, WA 98649

EM-6183 Michael Shields <brendan.shields@gmail.com> Please protect our old-growth forests! 1/9/2008 12:41:55 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.


It is about time you guys start making bigger pushes for sustainable practice, if you don't get on the wagon, you will completely miss the ride. I think you owe it to the public who has bought from you and worked for you these many years.

Michael Shields
4823 SE 37th Ave
Portland, OR 97202
EM-6184 Igo and Cookie <igoandcookie@msn.com> Stop WOPR - Protect BLM forests 1/9/2008 12:43:25  
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
 
Igo and Arlene Jurgens
Portland, Oregon
EM-6185 Tom_Jeanne@swish22.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/9/2008 12:43:36 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,
Mr. T. %pa_first_name% Mrs. J. Nordland
325 Crows Nest Dr.
Boulder Creek, CA 95006

EM-6186 Jesse Sell <jessesell@hotmail.com> No to WOPR on OHV's - Your responsibility to local and regional residents. 1/9/2008 12:45:09      Why  is this story so familiar?  Why is it that so often when the BLM has a choice between a conservative, long - view, healthy option for public lands, and a near-sighted, quick-buck, choice with long-term harmful effects, they choose the latter? 
 
I am referring to the upcoming WOPR which would exacerbate the existing problem of poorly managed lands, opening them up to focused destruction, by increasing the volume of destructive OHV use.
 
The people who LIVE along side these areas have been asking for relief from these offensive and destructive activities for YEARS.  Designating these areas would further burden and assault these residents with an influx of unsympathetic outsiders, degrade and reduce the value of their properties, and place residents of the entire region in vastly increased danger of wildfire.
 
It would also be politically damaging for the commissioners and others to support a revision that they know will negatively impact residents living in these areas.
 
And lastly, the destructive impact of this type of land use affects untold thousands of people with a ripple effect of environmental damage and carbon release. 
 
Few are the places in the world which still have places as wild and pristine as southwestern Oregon.  The world is waking up to the reality of climate change and carbon impact.  It is our indisputable responsibility to do what we can to preserve a liveable environment on this planet, one opportunity at a time.
 
Thank you for your time, attention, and thoughtful consideration.
Jesse Sell
Cave Junction, OR.




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EM-6187 Jo Bohna <joabohna@aol.com> Protect BLM Forests 1/9/2008 12:47:41 Bureau of Land Management
Oregon/Washington State Office
ATTN: Western Oregon Planning Revision (OR930.1)
PO Box 2965
Portland, Oregon 97208

Dear BLM,

Please accept these comments on the Western Oregon Plan Revisions. I am a citizen concerned with the management of these lands.

For the last ten years, the Bureau of Land Management administered forests in western Oregon under the Northwest Forest Plan. This ensured these forests continued to provide important public values. These forests can also provide jobs and wood products as a by-product of forest restoration such as thinning young plantation forests.

I am concerned that the changes the BLM is contemplating may lead to water pollution, degraded habitat, and increased conflict and controversy. Many of these forests are currently protected for water quality, salmon and wildlife concerns.

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.

Please continue to protect the western BLM forests that are now protected.

Sincerely,

Jo Bohna
1020 E. F St
Moscow, ID 83843
EM-6188 mrswilk@charter.net Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/9/2008 12:48:59 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,
Jere Wilkerson
1680 Linden Ct.
Cambria, CA 93428

EM-6189 voice4wild@aol.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/9/2008 12:48:59 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,
Thom Peters
7725 Riverview Road
Snohomish, WA 98290

EM-6190 healypatt@aol.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/9/2008 12:48:59 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,
patt healy
403san vicente blvd
santa monica, CA 90402

EM-6191 ticia__21@hotmail.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/9/2008 12:49:59 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,
Leticia Bayona
4004 Williams Rd.
San Jose, CA 95117

EM-6192 danfulop@gmail.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/9/2008 12:51:59 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,
Dan Fulop
131 Jay Drive
Rockville, MD 20850

EM-6193 Greg Lief <greglief@gmail.com> Comments in response to the Western Oregon Plan Revisions 1/9/2008 12:55:43 To Whom It May Concern,
 
Please accept these comments with respect to the proposed Western Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR).
 
The existing Northwest Forest Plan was agreed upon by private, state and federal landowners to protect threatened old-growth while producing timber in compliance with environmental law. The WOPR would eliminate protections for BLM forests, which in turn would undermine the Northwest Forest Plan. Such action would be a clear violation of the Endangered Species Act and the Clean Water Act.
 
The WOPR threatens some of Oregon's best (and few) remaining ancient forests on BLM lands. In fact, 2000 square miles of forest would be placed in "Timber Management Areas", in which clearcutting is emphasized. The WOPR would result in over 1000 miles of new logging roads and 140,000 acres of clearcutting in the first decade alone.
 
The WOPR would designate over 100,000 acres of forests as OHV destinations. Most of these would be adjacent to private residences, which would threaten peace and quiet for those residents.
 
The WOPR would reduce important protections for clean water and Pacific salmon in over 70 Oregon communities by allowing logging near streams. The WOPR would also reduce protections for wildlife populations which currently rely upon BLM forests. Examples include elk, black bear, and threatened species such as the northern spotted owl and marbled murrelet.
 
Rampant old growth clearcutting would provide short-term economic benefits to a few well-connected mill owners, but that hardly offsets the many disadvantages as listed above. Instead, I recommend protection of what little remains of Oregon's old-growth forests. I also suggest thinning small trees, which could provide more than two billion board/feet of commercially valuable timber.
 
Thank you for considering these comments.
 
Greg Lief
PO Box 2685
Salem, Oregon 97308
 
EM-6194 petewj@verizon.net Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/9/2008 12:58:02 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 Johnson
1513 San Rafael Way
Camarillo, CA 93012

EM-6195 kamalaolson@yahoo.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/9/2008 12:58:02 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I've lived in WA state for most of the past 30 years, but have
also lived on the coast of Oregon, & vacationed there many, many
times. I've mourned every time I saw a hillside go bare from
clearcutting on the coast of Oregon.

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 Olson
19230 Forest Park Drive NE
#J-129
Lake Forest Park, WA 98155

EM-6196 caroline@tdnartists.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/9/2008 12:59:02 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,
Caroline Lewis
18221 Karen Dr.
Tarzana, CA 91356

EM-6197 expressmail2002@earthlink.net I oppose the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests!!! 1/9/2008 12:59:02 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I oppose cutting down our acncient forests (WOPR). Our forests
provide beauty, habitat for wildlife, recreation opportunities,
and help global warming. Cutting these trees down would harm the
communities, the animals that live there, and the planet as a
whole.

I live in the Pacific Northwest. I enjoy it's beautiful trees on
a daily basis. They not only make a pretty backdrop for our
daily lives but they make great homes for living creatures. They
help errosion. They help keep our air clean so our children can
breathe. They provide a place to take nature hikes and get
exercise. They provide a pleasant escape from the hectic world
around us.

I am worried that if these trees are cut down the animals that
reside in them will have no where to live. I am worried that
when it rains the soil where the trees once were will clog our
streams and rivers. I'm worried that our children will have a
hotter planet due to the cutting of these trees.

Please be responsible with our natural resources. Don't waste
them by cutting them down. Preserve them for future generations
to enjoy.


Sincerely,
Amy Washburn
804 Henderson St.
Eureka, CA 95501

EM-6198 ocbitheway@sbcglobal.net Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/9/2008 13:01:03 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 Buckley
2500 West Mall Place
Anaheim, CA 92804

EM-6199 Robert and Gail Stagman <zevdog@zipcon.com> BLM Forests Need Protection 1/9/2008 13:02:43 Bureau of Land Management
Oregon/Washington State Office
ATTN: Western Oregon Planning Revision (OR930.1)
PO Box 2965
Portland, Oregon 97208

Dear BLM,

I write as a private citizen to comment on the Western Oregon Plan Revisions.

The changes that the BLM is contemplating for managing western Oregon forests under the Northwest Forest Plan threaten to increase water pollution, degrade habitat, and cause increased stakeholder conflict. Many of these forests are currently protected for water quality, salmon and wildlife concerns.

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.

Please continue to protect the western BLM forests that are now protected.

Sincerely,

Robert and Gail Stagman
7401 92nd Place SE
Mercer Island, WA 98040
EM-6200 Richard Hebert <wilbert@mind.net> Protect Public Forests, Rivers and Wildlife 1/9/2008 13:06:41 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,

Richard J Hebert
Medford
EM-6201 Forwarded by alan_hoffmeister@blm.gov Fw: Submission/Comment on the BLM W.O.P.R. proposals 1/9/2008 13:08:05 ----- Forwarded by Alan Hoffmeister/ORSO/OR/BLM/DOI on 01/09/2008 01:07 PM -----
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01/09/2008 12:10 AM

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Re: Submission/Comment on the BLM W.O.P.R. proposals









January 6, 2008


Resource Advisor
Eugene District BLM
P.O. Box 10226
Eugene, OR  97440

To: BLM Resource Advisor/Wayne Elliott

I am writing to you as an individual to comment on the BLM W.O.P.R. and the Alternatives proposed.  

As a Board Member-at-Large with the McKenzie River Watershed Council, I was privy to the first slide presentation on the WOPR and the 3 Alternatives that were presented to the Council in early October. During that period, Council members had the opportunity to interact with members of your staff and question them on aspects of the various options within your voluminous plan proposals and support data.

I will share with you that the McKenzie River Watershed Council is composed of many of the main various governmental and corporate agencies and public institutions that have interests or impact the McKenzie River Valley watershed, approximately 15 in all.  We are a consensus organization and any action we take must have unanimous approval by all the voting members.

As a result of the presentation, we as a group drafted a three page document that highlighted concerns we had with the various Alternatives in the Plan, with specific reference to how they would impact on the McKenzie River Watershed.  Because one of our institutional members could not sign off on it based on a directive of the head institutional counsel, we could not forward that document to you, although I do have a draft and would share it if you wished to see it.  Or I would think Mr. Larry Six, the Executive Director of the MRWC, could make a determination about sharing if officially.  

Short of providing the entire letter, it does point out four areas that need attention: riparian area management strategies would benefit from greater sensitivity to risk; the costs associated with the spread of invasive species deserve special consideration; lands currently managed as Late Successional Reserves  provide critical baselines for watershed restoration projects; cumulative effects across the broader landscapes of actions on
BLM lands merit analysis and discussion.

I make mention of it only because aside from those governmental organizations that had to recuse themselves from voting, the largest number of our members save one agreed that there were shortcomings in your WOPR that needed to be addressed or changed before any endorsement could be forthcoming as a Council for any of the WOPR Alternatives.

Because we are a consensus group, we individually move to the middle to find common ground. So I want to be clear that the views I will express here are solely mine, and if I am not as accommodating in my criticisms of your Plan as more gentle criticism might be from the Council group, that is because I am speaking for myself only in this letter to you.

During the BLM slide presentation, these were some of the salient points I noted in opposition to any of the 3 Alternatives in WOPR.  And I wish to be clear at the outset that I recommend the "No Alternative" option to your Plan.

These were some of the personal recommendations I made to the Council subcommittee that was chosen to draft a letter response to WOPR:

1.
Suggest the Watershed Council recommend that the riparian zone in all Alternatives remain at least as much or more than the one currently operative in the NW Forest Plan: 380-390 feet.  As a Council, we have a primary responsibility to ensure healthy riparian zones, especially in the McKenzie River watershed,  and should aim for the highest allowable protection under the Cautionary Principle; i.e., that if there is not unanimity or significant agreement among scientists, the least invasive option needs to be exercised as a precaution to forest and riparian zone health..

(Editorial comment: The riparian zone reduction proposed in Alternative 1 alone calls for  half (50%) of the existing guidelines for a riparian zone under the Northwest Forest Plan (aka "Option 9" under the FEMAT and Clinton science panel recommendations).   The current N.W. Forest Plan calls for a 380' or 390" buffer, if I understood the presenters correctly.  When I asked why the change, the comment was the BLM/agency affiliated scientists determined only half that buffer was necessary, as the other half (to be eliminated) only concerned "terrestials."  When I asked, "Is something wrong with terrestials?."  The answer was negative.  Another question elicited that there is no other guideline in the Alternatives that creates an ecology strip or corridor that protects those riparian zone "terrestials" being impacted or conceivably eliminated because of the reduced riparian zone. As a watershed council, the proposed new Alternatives should not be endorsed for this alone.)


2.
The Watershed Council should request that the WOPR Plan be peer reviewed in its entirety by a panel of scientists outside the agency.  This is a standard procedure for good science.  As a Watershed Council, we should be insisting on good science for any proposal that impacts the McKenzie River watershed.

(Editorial comment: I asked the presenters if ANY of the science in this BLM proposal had been peer reviewed outside the agency scientists-a standard procedure for good science.  The answer was  negative. Peer review would conceivably include, many of the same scientists who worked on FEMAT, the 6 six agency group of scientists who developed the original options in the NW Forest Plan, and include if possible Jack Ward Thomas and Jerry Franklin.

The new BLM  proposal should meet all the criteria of original Plan options:. The plan, adopted in 1994, called for an extensive system of late-successional and riparian reserves (LSR's ) along with some timber harvest on the intervening lands under a set of controls and safeguards. It has proven more successful in stopping actions harmful to conservation of old-growth forests and aquatic systems than in achieving restoration goals and economic and social goals. Thomas and Franklin made  three suggestions that would  allow the plan to achieve its goals: (1) recognize that the Northwest Forest Plan has evolved into an integrative conservation strategy, (2) conserve old-growth trees and forests wherever they occur, and (3) manage federal forests as dynamic ecosystems. <italics from an abstract of an article by Jack Ward Thomas and Jerry Franklin.>

Given a penchant for this current Administration to silence or attempt to silence scientists who oppose the politics of the Administration, there is reason to assume that pressure-direct or indirect-- would or could have been applied to the BLM scientists who signed off on WOPR. The compelling case of the head NASA scientist being restricted and nearly silenced for his views on global warming should be a red flag to us all.)

3.
There needs to be a clearly defined limit to the size and age of trees allowable to be cut under all of the Alternatives in WOPR.  Clearly defined old growth forests need to be kept intact for forest health in the McKenzie River watershed.  The amount of old growth forests left in tact should equal to or exceed in acreage those currently protected under the current NW Forest Plan

(Editorial comment: As presented by BLM staff at our meeting, Alternative 1, the most restrictive option of the three new Alternatives in terms of logging, has NO provision that limits the age or size of tree that can be cut under WOPR.  That has great implications for forest health and diversity and watershed impact, two issues relevant to the McKenzie River Watershed Council.  This provision or lack of needs to be clearly spelled out and some established LSR's or their new appellation under WOPR need to be kept in tact if we want healthy watersheds and healthy forests.

Giving the BLM carte blanche to log any tree of any age or size will, in my mind, clearly result potentially in all of the big trees being logged at any time. That I had to elicit this information from the presenters-that in the Alternatives there is no limit to the age or size of  trees cut anywhere on their lands-- indicates to me a lack of transparency with this proposal that should not exist.  It is also bad science in terms of protecting on some rotational basis the forest stands--from those recently cut to second growth stands, as I belive the ancient forests and their gene pool of biota should be left intact for a wealth of legitimate reasons..  Were the LSR's to be logged, all the diversity that comes with  mixed forest stands could be eliminated at any time without any environmental protection, thereby causing potentially irreparable harm to the riparian zones and watersheds and the flora and fauna that are part of our forest ecosystem,.)

4.  The Council  should ask for a more detailed elaboration of the sustainability of forest health under all the logging operations recommended in the WOPR Alternatives.  What LSR's will remain in tact under these Alternatives in 5, 10, 20 years?  Spelling this out in specifics as they apply to the McKenzie River watershed needs to be done if it is not spelled out in the current WOPR Plan.

(Editorial comment: I question the statement that Alternative 2, the preferred option by BLM, is sustainable for the next 200 years, as so commented by one of the BLM presenters.. This flies in the face of the conclusions by the six agency group of  scientists who comprised the Forest Ecosystems Management Assessment Team ("FEMAT") in the Clinton Administration., that the proposed level of cut can be accomplished and still maintain forest and riparian health, which is or ought to be fundamental objectives of this or any other watershed council.)

(Further editorial comment in general:  This proposal seems to me on a political level to be the current Bush Administration offering up the vast national heritage of  our BLM forests for logging almost without restriction. The fact that this proposal has not been offered for peer reviewed to scientists outside the BLM gives a sense of a rush to get the WOPR out and passed under the current Administration.  The WOPR could and likely would result in a vast number of clear cuts and tree farms and no LSR's as we currently know them, as opposed to the healthy diversity that comes from  mixed stands. It can lead to a vast monoculture of tree plantations that is a far cry from a healthy ecology.  The result would be irreparable damage to watersheds and riparian health in our lifetime.).

Since that initial presentation by BLM to the Council, BLM had a day-long meeting of the scientists who helped draw up the WOPR and the 3 Alternatives.  One of my Board colleagues from EWEB attended that meeting and said that when pressed about peer review of the scientific assumptions upon which the WOPR was based, the BLM scientists referred to other work done in the field, new work, that also lacked the required scientific peer review.  So it looks like a bunch of smoking mirrors instead of good science in your Plan, substantiating the concern that this Plan was drawn up under current Bush Administration pressure to log as much as possible, regardless of the environmental consequences.  We as a country, and the BLM as a legitimate agency, deserve better, much better, than the  3 Alternatives proposed in WOPR.  As Americans, we have a right to expect the stewardship of national forests to be given the highest priority and not be largesse for timber company interests counter to our best national interests.

I recently heard Paul Stamets, a mycologist working for the Homeland Security Administration, note that there is a specie of mushroom (Agarikon fomitopsis
officianalis ) found only in Pacific NW old forests that contains properties against anthrax.  It may be the only identified natural plant in the States to have those properties.  One has to ask what is gained in terms of national interests when we put forth plans that could seriously reduced or eliminate that mushroom specie from our biota in the interest of short-term financial gains?.  And this specie is but one of many that can only be found in our old forests and may have healing properties of enormous potential..

If one reads the Register Guard, he or she will find some compelling op-ed pieces from various scientists and even the former head of BLM criticizing the WOPR as scientifically and environmentally unacceptable. The newspaper itself on two occasions that I know has condemned the Plan as not meeting sound standards in its staff editorials. (From one RG editorial: To say scientists haven't embraced this plan is an understatement. Six separate peer reviews by outside researchers - five of them funded by the federal government - have agreed that the draft recovery plan wrongly
downplays the importance of protecting the Northwest's remaining stands of
old-growth forests.)  And only today there is an article on the number of outdoor recreational groups adding their voice to the disenchantment with the Plan.

One has to ask if the problem is that not enough timber is being extracted from our public lands to meet the Northwest Forest Plan objectives, does it not make more sense to tweak the current Plan to make that happen, if it can happen and still meet sound environmental practices, rather than spend years of time and a large staff under salary to come up with 3 Alternatives, none of which comes close to meeting scientific scrutiny and all of which basically decimate the safeguards in place for the flora and fauna of our national timber lands?  As it is, the entire WOPR and 3 Alternatives come across as an incredible waste of taxpayer money to develop a Plan with such little credibility and so much intended damage.  It does not do BLM kindly and comes across as an insult to the intelligence.

That this WOPR Plan is presented to our populace and our politicians as a way to replace lost O&C revenues strikes me as the worst kind of attempt to manipulate and convince.  We as a country and we as Oregonians can do much better.  When I had an education media business, I saw the pernicious efforts of Mr. Chris Whittle and his Channel 1 Communications to install tvs, monitors and VCR's into poor school districts, but only if the school district made it compulsory for all the students to watch his morning news program, replete with candy and Coke ads and all the kinds of foods that have led to the current obesity epidemic in our schools. It set a shameful example that only now are schools addressing by canceling many of these soda pop contracts that put soda machines in the schools. The WOPR Alternatives appear no less pernicious.  Let us clear cut your old forests, impact the flora and fauna without regard to good science,  and in return we will give the Counties and school districts some revenue for awhile.  This is a shameful, transparent display that the BLM should not be party to.  

What if a Man gain the world only to
EM-6202 Lisa Long <llong@attorneygeneral.gov> Wilderness evaluation and recommendation process has fallen short 1/9/2008 13:12:01 January 09, 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,

Lisa Long
14 Reynolds Street
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055
USA
llong@attorneygeneral.gov


EM-6203 aurora36963@yahoo.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/9/2008 13:14:08 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,
Reanne O'Sullivan
2025 SE 22nd Ave
Portland, OR 97214

EM-6204 Forwarded by alan_hoffmeister@blm.gov Fw: WOPR plan 1/9/2008 13:16:23 ----- Forwarded by Vicki Green/MDFO/OR/BLM/DOI on 01/09/2008 08:42 AM -----

"KRISTINE CREWSE" <KCREWSE@co.josephine.or.us>

01/09/2008 08:17 AM

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Subject
WOPR plan








Last night on the news was the first I heard about public input on the WOPR plan.  I'm sorry I missed the opportunity to provide this opinion publicly.  The lands in question should go forward for harvesting in a renewable resource program.  They were always intended to be harvested and the citizens of many very poor counties are suffering needlessly when there is a reasonable solution to our financial crisis so close at hand.  Just because the opponents of this plan are better organized about gatherings doesn't make them correct.  

I have been to their meetings and they are all about arranging higher numbers to show up at protests.  I have personally heard them offering drugs and a place to stay for transient people who are willing to attend a protest - even though the person has no insight into what is being protested.  There are a few who are knowledgeable and passionate about their cause and I simply agree to disagree with them, but do not confuse the numbers showing up to protest as any true indicator of community confidence.

Please continue the monumental task of making the WOPR plan a reality and provide more notice for future public meetings.  There are a lot of people very interested in this issue who support it.  Thank you for your good work.

Kristine Crewse
Grants Pass, Oregon

EM-6205 fenria666@hotmail.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/9/2008 13:19:11 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,
Beth Gregersen
1677 Nedra
Eureka, CA 95501

EM-6206 Sheilamc3@hotmail.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/9/2008 13:20:11 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I am contacting you today to relate my 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 taking the time to read my concerns.



Sincerely,
Sheila McCrea
727 E. Crown Ave.
Spokane, WA 99207-3306

EM-6207 shearwater2005@hotmail.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/9/2008 13:20:11 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 Dombrowski
POBox 51093
Pasadena, CA 91115

EM-6208 hhhertel@aol.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/9/2008 13:22:11 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,
Holly Hertel
615 S Keeneway Dr
Medford, OR 97504

EM-6209 callie_riley@hotmail.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/9/2008 13:24:11 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,
Callie Riley
8054 Oak Avenue
Citrus Heights, CA 95610-2514

EM-6210 kjmactilley@yahoo.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/9/2008 13:28:13 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,
Kimberly Tilley
340 W 2nd N
Mountain Home, ID 83647

EM-6211 George ter Horst <terhorst57@yahoo.com> Please protect our old-growth forests! 1/9/2008 13:38:11 Dear BLM,
I visit 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.

George ter Horst
6831 Greenvale Drive
Richmond, VA 23225
EM-6212 jbaskett@pacbell.net Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/9/2008 13:39:22 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,
Jason Baskett
44 Barbara Road
Orinda, CA 94563

EM-6213 m-cohen@pacbell.net Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/9/2008 13:44:24 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,
Myrna Cohen
3615 Bercaw Lane
San Jose, CA 95124

EM-6214 michaeltrepp@yahoo.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/9/2008 13:44:24 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 Trepp
14334 17th ave ne
Seattle, WA 98125

EM-6215 bmegraw@gmail.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/9/2008 13:48:27 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 megraw
17403 se 244 place
Kent, WA 98042

EM-6216 Trudy Margules <words1930@gmail.com> Stop WOPR - Protect BLM forests 1/9/2008 13:57:06 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.

Trudy Margules
278 Draper St NE
Salem, OR 97301
EM-6217 Anita Ward <warda2j@cvc.net> Protect BLM Forests 1/9/2008 14:02:51 Bureau of Land Management
Oregon/Washington State Office
ATTN: Western Oregon Planning Revision (OR930.1)
PO Box 2965
Portland, Oregon 97208

Dear BLM,

Please accept these comments on the Western Oregon Plan Revisions. I am a citizen concerned with the management of these lands.

For the last ten years, the Bureau of Land Management administered forests in western Oregon under the Northwest Forest Plan. This ensured these forests continued to provide important public values. These forests can also provide jobs and wood products as a by-product of forest restoration such as thinning young plantation forests.

I am concerned that the changes the BLM is contemplating may lead to water pollution, degraded habitat, and increased conflict and controversy. Many of these forests are currently protected for water quality, salmon and wildlife concerns.

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.

Please continue to protect the western BLM forests that are now protected.

Sincerely,

Anita Ward
129 Southshore Lane
Klamath Falls, OR 97601
EM-6218 Jessica Jenkins <jjenkins@secor.com> Stop WOPR - Protect BLM forests 1/9/2008 14:05:04 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,

Jessica Jenkins

0544 SW California

Portland, Oregon97219
EM-6219 cindy torgersen <cindycarp@Hotmail.com> Please protect our old-growth forests! 1/9/2008 14:05:21 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.

cindy torgersen
2440 se 78th ave
portland, OR 97206
EM-6220 thebradshow@hotmail.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/9/2008 14:07:31 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,
Brad McKay
501 Summit Ave E
Seattle, WA 98102

EM-6221 LAnnD4animals@charter.net Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/9/2008 14:15:32 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

We join millions of other Americans who are very anfgy that OUR
national forests are being destroyed for the benifit of timber
corporations!
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,
Mr and Mrs James Denison
6931 E 11TH ST
Long Beach, CA 90815

EM-6222 John Satter <johnsatter@hamptonaffiliates.com> BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision 1/9/2008 14:17:01 John Satter
24775 Wilson River Hwy.
Tillamook, OR 97141-9736


January 9, 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.

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,


John Satter
503-842-1097

EM-6223 htlambie@hotmail.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/9/2008 14:23:34 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,
Helen Goldstein
1026 Winding Ridge Ct.
Santa Rosa, CA 95404

EM-6224 geneophoto@hotmail.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/9/2008 14:23:34 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,
gene groom
306 williams blvd nw
Orting, WA 98360

EM-6225 l.harkins@charter.net Protect Our Ancient Forests-Stop the WOPR 1/9/2008 14:28:34 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

Healthy,sustainably managed old growth forests are vitally
important and they need to be protected. Therefore 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,
Lynne Harkins
P.O.Box 606
Cambria, CA 93428

EM-6226 georganns@hotmail.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/9/2008 14:28:34 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,
Georgann Falotico
6598 NE Cedar
Bremerton, WA 98392

EM-6227 Kurt <krschwa1@comcast.net> Western Oregon Planning Revisions (WOPR) 1/9/2008 14:31:20 HOWARDCOUNTYBIRD CLUB

9045 Dunloggin Court

Ellicott City, Maryland  21042

krschwa1@comcast.net

 

January 9, 2007

 

Bureau of Land Management

Attn:  Western OregonPlanning Revision

PO Box2965

Portland, OR 97208

orwopr@or.blm.gov

 

To the Bureau of Land Management:

 

The Howard County Bird Club appreciates the opportunity to submit the following comments on the draft Western Oregon Planning Revisions (WOPR), addressing 2.6 million acres of the Revested Oregon & California Railroad Grant lands (O&C lands).

 

Members of the Howard County Bird Club have visited the O&C lands, as they contain important wildlife values.  Our concern is that the draft proposes changes that would destroy great national values of the old growth reserves on the O&C lands.

 

The Howard County Bird Club is an organization with 250 members in Howard County, Maryland. We are a chapter of the Maryland Ornithological Society, a nonprofit, statewide organization of people who are interested in birds and nature. Our purposes include promoting the study and enjoyment of birds, promoting knowledge about our natural resources, and fostering their appreciation and conservation. We offer field trips, bird counts, and conservation projects. The club has raised and donated nearly $60,000 for wildlife habitat preservation during the past 27 years.  Our members travel all over the United Statesto visit national forests and other federal lands on birding and nature-watching vacations. We spend dollars on food, lodging, guide services, books and souvenirs to support the local economy wherever we go.  Birding is one of the fastest-growing outdoor sports.

 

Northwest Forest Plan

Our review of the draft is informed by an understanding of the Northwest Forest Plan.  Adopted in 1994, the NFP is an interagency effort involving 24 million acres of federal lands, primarily national forests and BLM public lands, in western Oregonand Washingtonand northern California.  The NFP represents a constructive approach to allow logging in appropriate areas, while emphasizing conservation of the native ecosystems with their aquatic and terrestrial species. 

 

A key element of the NFP is the establishment of Late Successional Reserves and Riparian Reserves on the O&C lands.  These represent remnants of old growth forest in areas of Oregon where most of the surrounding lands have been logged off, both on private lands and on adjoining BLM lands.

 

 

 

Alternatives

The draft plan presents four alternatives - a no-action alternative and three action alternatives numbered 1, 2 and 3.  Our comments will focus on Alternative 2, designated as BLM's preferred alternative. 

 

Alternative 2 reduces Riparian Reserves by 57 percent, from 364,000 acres to 156,000.  It narrows the protected streamside zone, now up to 360 feet wide, to only 100 feet; in some cases logging would be allowed as close as 25 feet from a stream.

 

Alternative 2 reduces Late Successional Reserves by 47 percent, from 936,000 acres to 494,000 acres.  It doubles the area of old-growth forest to be logged.  Clearcutting of trees over 200 years old would increase sevenfold.  Overall, Alternative 2 nearly triples the rate of logging, from 268 million board feet (MMBF) per year to 769 MMBF per year.  In addition, it calls for some 1,000 miles of new roads.

 

The draft would abolish the word "reserves" and re-name the remaining old growth units with the bland term, "management areas," lacking any connotation that they protect anything.

 

Wildlife Values

The O&C lands are predominantly a patchwork of relatively small parcels, but they form a vital link of wildlife and fish habitat between the Oregoncoast and the Cascade Range.  The old growth reserves serve as wildlife corridors connecting to larger roadless areas in the adjoining national forests.  Some parcels are large enough to qualify for wilderness designation.  The old growth forests in the reserves are habitat for an interesting population of birds and other forms of wildlife.  Notable birds include the Northern Spotted Owl, Marbled Murrelet, Pileated Woodpecker, Winter Wren, and Hermit Warbler. 

 

Alternative 2 reduces dedicated reserves for Marbled Murrelet and Northern Spotted Owl, and Alternative 3 abolishes these altogether.  We agree with Oregonbirding and wildlife organizations who say the reduction in Riparian Reserves and Late Successional Reserves will produce lasting damage to wildlife habitat throughout the O&C lands. 

 

BLM makes the outrageous claim that habitat for Marbled Murrelet and Northern Spotted Owl would increase under Alternatives 1, 2 and 3.  That claim is not credible.  Analysis by Oregonscientists and wildlife groups indicates that BLM is mistaken, and that Alternative 2 opens much of the existing critical habitat for these species to logging.  Birds that depend on old growth forest can hardly prosper when all three action alternatives require increased logging of old growth stands. 

 

Recommendations on Old Growth Forest

The Howard County Bird Club urges BLM to keep the old growth reserves intact, as approved in the Northwest Forest Plan, both Late Successional Reserves and Riparian Reserves.  Instead of logging in these reserves, BLM should re-focus its timber production efforts in thinning second-growth stands, as the Forest Service is already doing in southern Oregon.  New roads should be confined to already-disturbed areas.

 

We oppose renaming the reduced reserves as "management areas."  That would set the stage for a future plan to abolish the remaining protective measures and log them off.

 

Recommendations on Wilderness

Members of the Howard County Bird Club have visited the proposed Wild Rogue Wilderness Addition.  We favor wilderness protection for Wild Rogue and the other areas where wild lands have survived the logging program.  The action alternatives propose protecting wilderness character in only five units totaling 13,637 to 15,610 acres - less than 1 percent of the WOPR planning area.  However, BLM inventoried 146 units found by Oregonconservation groups to have wilderness character.  Other units recommended by Oregongroups should be added to BLM's currently inadequate list.

 

BLM may have disqualified many areas on the basis of checkerboard ownership pattern.  We remind BLM that land ownership can be changed.  Right now in Utah BLM is nearing completion of a major land exchange to acquire inholdings in areas of major public values.  In Oregon, BLM should always consider land exchange to form larger blocks of public land to protect wilderness and wildlife values. 

 

Recommendations on Off-road Vehicles

BLM has proposed 13 "off-highway vehicle" emphasis areas in Alternative 2, totaling 100,000 acres.  We know about ORVs because we drive them ourselves to reach wildlife habitat areas, typically high-clearance vehicles with four-wheel drive.  We rely on land-managing agencies like BLM to advise us, through regulations and closures, which routes are not suitable for ORVs because of potential damage to the land and to wildlife habitat.  We oppose the designation of 13 ORV emphasis areas, especially those to which local citizens and wildlife groups have objected, including the TimberMountain-JohnsPeakand Ferris Gulch areas.  Instead, BLM should designate suitable ORV routes individually, after studying the potential impacts on wildlife and fish habitat and on surrounding communities.  

 

Congressional Mandate

We addressed the history of the O&C lands in our scoping letter dated October 12, 2005.  Briefly stated, our view is that nothing in the O&C Lands Act of 1937 justifies the expanded logging proposed in the draft plan.  The O&C law was a precursor to the much later laws that established the "multiple use" concept for the Forest Service and BLM.  None of these laws requires logging to be carried out on every acre of land.  All these laws describe multiple goals.  The old growth reserves on the O&C lands are a reasonable and necessary component of management to carry out the mandate of the O&C Lands Act.

 

The Executive Summary seems to be saying that the Bureau of Land Management believes the O&C Lands Act requires the bureau to step up the logging of old growth forest.  If BLM really believes that, the bureau should have taken the constructive step of proposing a change in the law to bring it into line with the "multiple use" laws.  It is preferable to change the law than to embark on an extreme logging program that does violence to many other values of the public lands.

 

Thank you for considering our views.

 

                                                            Sincerely,

 

 

                                                            Kurt R. Schwarz

                                                            Conservation Chair
- HCBCWoprJan2008.doc
EM-6228 toni5158@hotmail.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/9/2008 14:31:34 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,
Toni Franklin
280 N Bay Ln
Friday Harbor, WA 98250

EM-6229 carendancer@ccmrs.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/9/2008 14:32:34 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,
caren liebman
3480 Potter Street
Eugene, OR 97405

EM-6230 pwcoulson@gmail.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/9/2008 14:38:36 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 your time and consideration.


Sincerely,
Patrick Coulson
89256 Leeward Ln.
Bandon, OR 97411-8368

EM-6231 James Wright <jwright@timberproducts.com> BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision 1/9/2008 14:41:07 James Wright
305 S 4th ST
Springfield, OR 97477-5404


January 9, 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.

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,


James Wright
541-744-5410

EM-6232 Mitch Selby <mitchs@sor.timberproducts.com> BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision 1/9/2008 14:43:18 Mitch Selby
25 E. McAndrews Rd.
Medford, OR 97501-1608


January 9, 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.

I request that the BLM support Alternative 2 which will increase the
harvest on BLM lands.

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,


Mitch Selby
541-618-3618

EM-6233 caliwoman63@sbcglobal.net Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/9/2008 14:43:36 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,
susanna sorin
17916 Gridley Rd
Artesia, CA 90701

EM-6234 Michelle Boyd <mboydster@gmail.com> BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision 1/9/2008 14:46:16 Michelle Boyd
340 Holly Avenue
Cottage Grove, OR 97424-1300


January 9, 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.

Alternative #2 is the right choice. We need to increase the harvest of
trees on BLM land.

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,


Michelle Boyd

EM-6235 sgkafka@sbcglobal.net Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/9/2008 14:46:36 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,
melanie graf
2401 westhaven av
bakersfield, CA 93304

EM-6236 christa schoenbrodt <studiohaus@mindspring.com> Protect Public Forests, Rivers and Wildlife 1/9/2008 14:46:50 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,

YOUR NAME AND ADDRESS

--
Christa Schoenbrodt
1709 Villa Place
Nashville, TN 37212

EM-6237 nslate@jett.net Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/9/2008 14:50:36 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,
Nelle Slater
180 Franciscan Trl
Redding, CA 96003

EM-6238 Mary Casas <mtcasas@gmail.com> Please protect our old-growth forests! 1/9/2008 14:50:51 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.

Mary Casas
851 West Broadway
Eugene, OR 97402
EM-6239 Bob <meemail@wildblue.net> Western Oregon plan 1/9/2008 14:51:55 I am writing as a concerned citizen and property owner that lives in the middle of all this. I am appalled that anyone would want to do more damage to the land than has already been done ! Do you government employes  really think that your paychecks will protect your own children from the sins against God and nature this plan would commit ? This  act of outright greed against the people that live in rural communities will devistate not only our economic future but our ecological future as well. How you will be able to look in the mirror is beyond me ! You may as well " Salt the land " and burn our houses. Our watersheds are already depleted, species extinction occurring at an ever faster rate. Look around people !!! If you want work, start repairing the damage you have already done ! You all went to school,  you know what's happening....Tell the TRUTH.  Tell the truth to yourself and your children !
     SDT has more potential to make money on a sustainable basis than any of these other plans. It would also be a COMMUNITY Supported, long term high employment, living wage jobs base. Secondary wood products are also much underutilized at present.  If the japanese owned this place, what would they do ? Make alot more $$$ than we ever did.... Where are the creative thinkers ? Does anyone care enough about their own children to not let this happen ?
      Without the community support, you, the government will become the enemy in your own land, this is a waste of everyones time and energy !  Start doing things that make sense !!! Please !!!!  Win, win situations are possible, profitable, and sustainable. Have no doubt your actions both individually and collectively will be held to account. This is not a threat against anyone or anything. It is a statement of fact, a law of the universe. Your own children will measure the account by the world we leave them !
       I can only hope that some of you have  morals, and still have the heart to speak truth to power ! God help us all.......
EM-6240 Fauna Zdziebkowski <howlnwolf1@msn.com> BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision 1/9/2008 14:52:42 Fauna Zdziebkowski
1118 SW Jordan St.
Grants Pass, OR 97526-2565


January 9, 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,


Fauna J Zdziebkowski
541-471-6164

EM-6241 skoerger@hotmail.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/9/2008 14:53:36 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,
Sam Koerger
2838 N Halleck St.
Portland, OR 97217

EM-6242 Shawn Purdy <purdyshawn@hotmail.com> Please protect our old-growth forests! 1/9/2008 14:55:27 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.

Shawn Purdy
3506 se 15th ave #4
Portland, OR 97202
EM-6243 Doug Clark <dclark@timberproducts.com> BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision 1/9/2008 14:55:31 Doug Clark
305 South 4th Street
Springfield, OR 97477-5404


January 9, 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,


Doug Clark
541-744-4266

EM-6244 Terri Haydukiwecz <hayduk@sor.timberproducts.com> BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision 1/9/2008 14:55:40 Terri Haydukiwecz
PO Box 1185
Talent, OR 97540-1185


January 9, 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.

Please support Alternative 2.

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,


Terri Haydukiwecz
541-535-3673

EM-6245 Dara Sowell <wcoffice@sor.teamtp.com> BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision 1/9/2008 14:57:26 Dara Sowell
220 TAYLOR ROAD
TRAIL, OR 97541-9706


January 9, 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,


Dara Sowell
541-878-7613

EM-6246 Bernadette Casas <hot.fatty@gmail.com> Please protect our old-growth forests! 1/9/2008 14:58:22 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.

Bernadette Casas
2075 W 13th Ave
Eugene, OR 97402
EM-6247 nura33@hotmail.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/9/2008 15:01:36 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,
Marcia Berman
2333 Rpse Street
Berkeley, CA 94708-1807

EM-6248 Susan Hart <susanh@sor.timberproducts.com> BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision 1/9/2008 15:03:22 Susan Hart
P. O. Box 766
Yreka, CA 96097-0766


January 9, 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.

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.

I give my support to Alternative 2 as I strongly support increased harvest
on BLM grounds.

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,


Susan S. Hart
530-842-2310-1

EM-6249 Leo Goodman <earthshoe2002@yahoo.com> WOPR 1/9/2008 15:03:26 Dear Sirs,

Why is there no consideration for Global warming in
the WOPR. I strongly oppose your plans to clearcut 2.5
Million acres of the remaining old growth forests.

Where is your vision for the future, There is nothing
sustainable about your proposal. I suggest you recycle
the whole thing and turn it into papercrete which is
an alternative building material. The earth can no
longer support your business as usual management
policies.




Sincerely,

Leo Goodman
11603 Takilma Rd
Cave Junction
Oregon 97523


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EM-6250 MARGARET CASAS <CASAS43@GMAIL.COM> Please protect our old-growth forests! 1/9/2008 15:05:03 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.

MARGARET CASAS
186 HANSEN LANE
EUGENE, OR 97404
EM-6251 Jaki Plumlee <plumleej@msn.com> BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision 1/9/2008 15:06:05 Jaki Plumlee
24312 Hwy 36
Cheshire, OR 97419-9734


January 9, 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.

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.

I support Alternative #2, which will increase the harvest on BLM lands to
manage these lands on a sustainable basis for the environmental and
economic benefit or Oregon and the wood products industry.

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,


Jaki Plumlee
541998-8362

EM-6252 Belinda DuBell <bdubell@timberproducts.com> BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision 1/9/2008 15:06:33 Belinda DuBell
446 N. 52nd Place
Springfield, OR 97478-6105


January 9, 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.

Please support Alternative 2 which will increase the harvest on BLM lands.

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,


Belinda DuBell

EM-6253 Leslie Hartwig <lesliehartwig@comcast.net> BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision 1/9/2008 15:07:06 Leslie Hartwig
3595 Celeste Way
Eugene, OR 97408-4808


January 9, 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.

It is a constant surprise to me how Congress passes laws it has no stomach
for enforcing. It either manages to ignore them altogether or fails to
provide the revenue necessary to support them.

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.

The federal government made a deal with the people of the State of Oregon
and has failed miserably to live up to its end of the bargain. As a
result, the forests and the people of the state have suffered. As a
citizen of the U.S. and the State of Oregon, my position is that if the
federal government is unwilling or unable to abide by the original intent
of the Oregon & California Act of 1937 it should release ownership
(control) of these lands to the State of Oregon and let the state manage
them for the benefit of its citizens.

At the very least, I urge you to vote for Alternative 2 which will
increase the harvest on BLM lands, thus ensuring continued protection for
our forests and economic viability for the wood products industry in
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,


Leslie Hartwig

EM-6254 john790@comcast.net Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/9/2008 15:07:39 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 Tyler
PO Box 335
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019-0335

EM-6255 Mary Ann Casas <mcasas139@gmail.com> Please protect our old-growth forests! 1/9/2008 15:07:58 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.

Mary Ann Casas
2510 NE 11th Ave. #4
Portland, OR 97212
EM-6256 Ron Holton <ronh@sor.timberproducts.com> BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision 1/9/2008 15:09:17 Ron Holton
25 E. McAndrews Rd.
Medford, OR 97501, OR 97501-1608


January 9, 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,


Ron Holton

EM-6257 Nancy Miller <nlmiller@gotsky.com> BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions 1/9/2008 15:10:50 RE:  BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions

Dear BLM:

It has taken me a long time to write because I am so upset by the ramifications of this new proposal that I don't know where to start. 

Here we are, very concerned about climate change, about CO2 in the atmosphere, and in the same breath talking about cutting down the trees that help regulate our environment.  I liken it to the destruction of the Amazon - another invaluable asset to all living things on the earth.  Only 15% of the Oregon old growth forests still survive, and this new proposal is to drastically reduce the forests, not by using sustainable forest practices, but by clear cutting, and further destroying the ancient eco-system that has evolved over hundreds of years.  I cannot understand such short sightedness, except to believe it is short term economically driven interests thinking only of themselves.

WE ARE A COMMUNITY ON THIS EARTH.  WE NEED TO PROTECT OUR RESOURCES AT ALL COSTS.  IT IS NOT IN THE EARTH'S BEST INTERESTS TO DESTROY THESE ECO-CULTURES.  WE EXIST TO SUPPORT EACH OTHER.

So, we destroy these ancient eco-systems, and what have we left?  Less animal habitat, less fish and salmon, more warming of the earth, the undermining of Oregon's specialness, destroyed watersheds, destroyed streams - no longer the Oregon we are privileged to enjoy.  

Why threaten these trees when previously logged areas have plenty of trees to be thinned. 
 
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.


Thank you,


Nancy Miller
29215 Fox Hollow Road
Eugene, OR  97405







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-6258 nkeating@ucsd.edu Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/9/2008 15:12:49 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 Keating
1423 Avocado Rd
oceanside, CA 92054

EM-6259 g_hessong@massini-group.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/9/2008 15:13:51 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,
Greg Hessong
3819 N Commercial
Portland, OR 97227

EM-6260 Pete Himmel <annanpete@gmail.com> BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision 1/9/2008 15:14:16 Pete Himmel
2215 Yreka Ager Rd.
Yreka, CA 96097-9449


January 9, 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 O & C lands;the Forest Products Industry, and those of us who derive a
living from the forests are in desperate need of scientific, not
emotionally based forest management.

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

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.

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.

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.

Please move beyond the inadequate management policies of the last 15 years.




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,


Pete Himmel

EM-6261 Ethel Corrado <ecorrado@ptd.net> Stop WOPR - Protect BLM forests 1/9/2008 15:17:12 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,

YOUR NAME AND ADDRESS

Ethel Corrado
322 Indiana Ave
Phillipsburg,NJ 08865
EM-6262 sky@usfca.edu Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/9/2008 15:23:02 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,
Kate Sky
PO Box 1699
Gualala, CA 95445-1699

EM-6263 MICHAEL WILLIAMSON <idadio@gmail.com> BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision 1/9/2008 15:27:01 MICHAEL WILLIAMSON
1210 NORTHRIDGE DRIVE
YREKA, CA 96097-2120


January 9, 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,


MICHAEL T. WILIAMSON
530-841-1139

EM-6264 warrioreco@aol.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/9/2008 15:30:04 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 Silver
11220 Ociddental Road
Sebastopol, CA 94572

EM-6265 sylviaholtz@ca.rr.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/9/2008 15:32:04 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,
Sylvia Holtz
3645 Tilden Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90034-6909

EM-6266 Patrick Cowan <pcowan@tpsor.timberproducts.com> BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision 1/9/2008 15:34:04 Patrick Cowan
1550 Ave G
White City, OR 97503-1008


January 9, 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.

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.

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,


Patrick Cowan
541-826-2246

EM-6267 Gail Overgard <govergar@timberproducts.com> BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision 1/9/2008 15:34:08 Gail Overgard
305 S. 4th Street
Springfield, OR 97477-5404


January 9, 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.

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.

I encourage you to support
Alternative 2, which increases the harvest on BLM lands and encourages the
BLM to manage these lands on a sustainable basis for the environmental and
economic benefit of Oregon and the wood products industry.

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,


R. Gail Overgard

EM-6268 judy.schultz@amhealthways.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/9/2008 15:35:04 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 plan threatens the forests,
diversity of life, and clean salmon-rich waters of the region.

This proposal would lead to more clear-cutting, road building,
and habitat destruction, and fails to protect these resources. I
urge you to reject this and every attempt to undermine
science-based protections for our resources.

We have destroyed enough forests in the name of profits. We need
to protect and replant forests, not contimue the destruction and
exacerbate global warming.

Please do not allow the plundering of our resources to increase
- please put in increased protections, not this proposal!



Sincerely,
Judy Schultz, RN, MS
2741 Bush St
San Francisco, CA 94115

EM-6269 bettine@wallinstudios.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/9/2008 15:48:09 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.

I feel a spiritual connection when I visit natural woods and all
my senses thrill in the space. We must be good stewards of God's
Earth not rapers.

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,
Bettine Wallin
895 Toro Canyon Road
Santa Barbara, CA 93108-1641

EM-6270 Kelly Robertson <kroberts@timberproducts.com> BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision 1/9/2008 15:51:32 Kelly Robertson
17213 Noble View Circle
Riverside, CA 92503-8713


January 9, 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,


Kelly Robertson

EM-6271 Karen Lile <karenl@sor.timberproducts.com> BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision 1/9/2008 15:52:31 Karen Lile
1130 Arroyo Drive
Central Point, OR 97502-2104


January 9, 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.

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

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.

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,


Karen Lile
541-665-4041

EM-6272 Pamela Terry <pjterry@comcast.net> BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision 1/9/2008 15:53:59 Pamela Terry
640 Wimbledon Court
Eugene, OR 97401-1780


January 9, 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.

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.

I urge you to support Alternative 2.

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,


Pamela Terry

EM-6273 thomasaldridge95112@yahoo.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/9/2008 15:54:11 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

It appears that BLM is in the employment of the logger barons
and has betrayed the trust of the american people!!!!!!It is
time for BLM to stop acting as the representative of the logger
barons who could not care less for our beloved AMERICA THE
BEAUTIFUL and to start protecting our forests!!!!!It appears
that BLM is not concerned in the least about GLOBAL
WARMING!!!!!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,
Thomas Aldridge
296 South 13th Street
San Jose, CA 95112

EM-6274 Tracy Burcham <tburcham@ser.timberproducts.com> BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision 1/9/2008 15:57:31 Tracy Burcham
35 CR 233
Corinth, MS 38834-7518


January 9, 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.

All BLM administered land should be managed to minimize the threat of
catastrophic wildfire on these lands and surrounding state. Even though I
am a long way from Oregon, I would like you to know that decisions made
there affect me and the company that employs me as well as many others
that are employed in the wood industry. Please, manage these lands on a
sustainable basis for the environmental and economic benefit for Oregon
and the wood products industry. In closing I would ask that Alernative 2
be supported to increase the harvest on BLM land.



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,


Tracy Burcham
662-287-8108

EM-6275 Susan Bouwman <sbouwman@timberproducts.com> BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision 1/9/2008 16:00:13 Susan Bouwman
PO Box 269
Springfield, OR 97477-0055


January 9, 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 analyze 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.

Please support Alternative 2 as the preferable plan for accomplishing all
of the above goals.

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,


Susan Bouwman
541-744-5419

EM-6276 tlyions@msn.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/9/2008 16:01:12 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,
Tiffany Lyions
3120 Nw Jackson Ave
corvalis, OR 97330

EM-6277 dlplizard@aol.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/9/2008 16:01:12 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,
Liz de la paz
330 Olive Tree Lane
Sierra madre, CA 91024

EM-6278 adrianebellydance@yahoo.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/9/2008 16:05:12 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,
Adriane Dellorco
7300 Robin Rd.
Fair Oaks, CA 95628

EM-6279 lmbonis@cox.net Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/9/2008 16:08:13 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,
Lucia Bonis
4827-A Collwood Blvd
San Diego, CA 92115

EM-6280 lld1951@msn.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/9/2008 16:10:13 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,
Laurie Daugherty
101 Rogue Lane
Rogue River, OR 97537

EM-6281 Russ Reina <firetender@firetender.org> Forest Resources 1/9/2008 16:16:30  




To: CC: lesley@kswild.org
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 isheaded in with the management of nearly 2.6 million acres of federalforests under the Western Oregon Plan Revisions. The changes that theBLM is contemplating will unravel the protections of the landmarkNorthwest Forest Plan, and may lead to water pollution, degradedhabitat, and increased conflict and controversy.

Your current proposal is unacceptable. The agency proposes to increaseold-growth logging on public lands in western Oregon by 700%, build1,000 miles of new logging road in the next decade and clearcut at a9-1 ratio to thinning. This is a myopic and backwards proposal thatdepletes our natural resource base for future generations by weakeningprotections for forests, creeks and salmon. Shockingly, the proposalignores the role that these forests play in regulating the climate.

Most Americans want federal land managers to embrace thinning secondgrowth forests, safeguard communities from wildfire and protect whatremains of our nation's ancient forests. By focusing on previouslylogged public forestlands - many of which are now overgrown and in needof thinning - they are providing wood to local mills while actuallyimproving conditions for fish and wildlife and keeping saws out ofprecious old-growth forests.

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

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

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

Sincerely,

Russ Reina
P.O. Box 790971
Paia, HI 96779 
former Eugene resident living on an island that was virtually denuded of its natural growth.
 




--
Lesley Adams
Klamath-Siskiyou Wildlands Center
PO Box 102
Ashland, Oregon 97520
541-488-5789
www.kswild.org


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EM-6282 rstivers@hotmail.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/9/2008 16:17:13 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 Stivers
100 Marin Center Dr. #2
San Rafael, CA 94903

EM-6283 John and Beth McManus <jbmcmanus@comcast.net> Protect Public Forests, Rivers and Wildlife 1/9/2008 16:20:04 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.

My husband and I feel very strongly about this. We have serious
concerns for all the reasons mentioned above. When we were younger
(We're in our mid-80s) we hiked in Old Growth areas and have never
forgotten feeling how fortunate we were to have these places intact.
Our children have also experienced this and we covet the same
opportunity for their children and all other citizens of this and
other states. Please reconsider and revert to the protection of the
forests provided under the Northwest Forest Plan.

Sincerely,

Beth McManus
821 Lariat Drive
Eugene, OR 97401
EM-6284 jillanalaufer@speakeasy.net Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/9/2008 16:24:13 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,
Jillana Laufer
3940 Laurel Canyon #804
Studio City, CA 91604

EM-6285 terrancehutchinson@hotmail.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/9/2008 16:32:13 Western Oregon Plan Revisions Bureau of Land Management


To whom it may concern:

I for one do NOT want a sweetheart deal between the Bush
administration and the logging industry to open up our forests
to clear-cutting. I am strongly opposed to this WOPR plan.

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,
Terrance Hutchinson
21305 Conklin Court
California City, CA 93505

EM-6286 ashepham@yahoo.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/9/2008 16:41:13 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 Shepherd
2458 SE Shasta Way
Waldport, OR 97394

EM-6287 greeley wells <greeley@carberrycreek.net> Protect Public Forests, Rivers and Wildlife 1/9/2008 16:42:04 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,


greeley




greeley  wells
541-840-5700
5253  Carberry  Creek   Rd.
Jacksonville,  OR      97530
greeley@carberrycreek.net
        and new "town house":
172 Central Ave.
Ashland,   OR  97520



EM-6288 James L. Chapman <jlchap@gte.net> Protect BLM Forests 1/9/2008 16:42:40 Bureau of Land Management
Oregon/Washington State Office
ATTN: Western Oregon Planning Revision (OR930.1)
PO Box 2965
Portland, Oregon 97208

Dear BLM,

As a citizen concerned about the management of western Oregon forests, I ask that you accept my comments on the Western Oregon Plan Revisions.

For the last ten years, the Bureau of Land Management administered forests in western Oregon under the Northwest Forest Plan. Under this plan, these forests had better protection while continuing to provide jobs and wood by-products through forest restoration efforts, including the thinning of young plantations.

A large percentage of these forests are currently protected for water quality, salmon and wildlife concerns. I am worried that the changes the BLM is contemplating will lead to water pollution, degraded habitat, and increased conflict.

In many places, the western Oregon BLM forests are adjacent to private lands whose owners want the nearby forests managed to protect their home from wildfire as well as preserve their water supply, scenery, and recreation opportunities.

Please continue to protect these western Oregon BLM forests.

Sincerely,

James L. Chapman
23321 75th Ave. W.
Edmonds, WA 98026
EM-6289 connietroupedesign@yahoo.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/9/2008 16:43:13 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,
connie troupe
3220 merrill rd.
aptos, CA 95003

EM-6290 raulg222@yahoo.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/9/2008 16:47:13 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,
raul garcia
7520 cravell ave
pico rivera, CA 90660

EM-6291 clarasfa@yahoo.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/9/2008 16:48:13 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
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,and destructive road building. It would
fail to provide real stewardship of these resources.
I urge you to reject this and every attempt to undermine
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.

Please do not allow the destruction of our old-growth forest
heritage. Rewrite the plan to protect our ancient forests, clean
water, and the wildlife that call these areas home.



Sincerely,
sue kirkpatrick
1980 nelson rd
scotts valley, CA 95066

EM-6292 christina@satelliteresearch.net Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/9/2008 16:48:13 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,
Christina Castle Rey
31201 Brush Creek Rd.
Fort Bragg, CA 95437

EM-6293 pcuvie@gmail.com Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/9/2008 16:52:14 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 Cuviello
Box 2834
RWC, CA 94064

EM-6294 John Emery <jaemery@clearwire.net> BLM Western Oregon Plan Revision 1/9/2008 16:54:21 John Emery
1085 Pumpkin Ridge Road
Medford, OR 97524


January 9, 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.

I am commenting, because as citizen of Oregon, the Draft Environmental
Impact Statement definitely has the potential to impact ME and my State in
a very negative manner.

All of the alternatives lean towards more restrictions on timber harvest
in favor of supposedly protecting listed species, based on unproven and,
therefore, questionable impacts of harvesting on those species. I am
extremely concerned about the steady decrease in the availability of the
Nation's most important natural, renewable resource, WOOD. In this day of
concern about sustainability, I simply cannot understand the duplicitous
mindset of those individuals that claim they favor sustainability, and yet
want to deny the use the most sustainable resources. Wood essentially
represents stored solar energy, and is the most sustainable of all our
resources.

The Federal Government is gradually making a large portion of the State of
Oregon a wilderness area and wildlife preserve, without concern about the
economy of the state or rights of its citizens. Previous promises and
agreements are simply ignored. This DEIS appears as though it was written
by an environmental NGO, not an impartial governmental agency. As with
all similar "preservation" initiatives, there will be no income production
from the land, so there will be no money available for effective
management of the land. In the long run, that will defeat the very
purpose of trying to preserve the forests.

Some specific problems with the DEIS are listed below:

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,


John Emery
541-830-3011

EM-6295 Josh Laughlin <jlaughlin@cascwild.org> WOPR comment 1/9/2008 16:55:38 Dear Western Oregon BLM,

I am writing to express my concern over the possible elimination of
old-growth and streamside reserves on western Oregon BLM lands.
These forests provide habitat for many wildlife species, clean
drinking water to rural communities, recreation for outdoor
enthusiasts, and a legacy for future generations.

With so few old-growth forests remaining, it is critical that we
protect them for future generations to enjoy. Young, even-age tree
plantations are a sustainable place for generating wood products.

Please do not open older forests on our public lands to logging.

Sincerely,


Name: Mary Brown
Street: 2850 Warren St.
City,_State,_Zip: Eugene, OR 97405
Email_Address: mbsmith@mac.com
--
Josh Laughlin, Conservation Director
Cascadia Wildlands Project
P.O. Box 10455
Eugene, OR 97440
541.434.1463 (voice)
541.434.6494 (fax)

The Cascadia Wildlands Project is dedicated to defending the forests,
waters, and wildlife of the Pacific Northwest. Visit www.cascwild.org
to learn more about wildlands issues and our leadership in the
conservation movement. Become a member today at
http://www.cascwild.org/donate.html. Your support makes a difference!
EM-6296 HALLWJAMES@AOL.COM Opposition to the WOPR: Protect Our Ancient Forests 1/9/2008 16:56:14 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
which are required to stabilize our environmental ecosystems for
water, weather, animal habitat, flooding and erosion. Please
protect our 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,
Warren J. Hall
17546 Tuscan Drive
Granada Hills, CA 91344

EM-6297 Josh Laughlin <jlaughlin@cascwild.org> WOPR comment 1/9/2008 16:56:30 Dear Western Oregon BLM,

As a combat vet I take seriously my mission to protect and defend the
Constitution and this land I love. What part of sacred and honor
don't those of you in power understand? I am also a veteran
logger.... but this raping of what is holy is beyond the pale,
so......
I am writing to express my concern over the possible elimination of
old-growth and stream side reserves on western Oregon BLM lands.
These forests provide habitat for many wildlife species, clean
drinking water to rural communities, recreation for outdoor
enthusiasts, and a legacy for future generations.

With so few old-growth forests remaining, it is critical that we
protect them for future generations to enjoy. Young, even-age tree
plantations are a sustainable place for generating wood products.

Please do not open older forests on our public lands to logging.

Sincerely,


Name: charley knox
Street: 30767 kenady ln.
City,_State,_Zip: Cottage Grove, OR 97424
Email_Address: tearlydh@yahoo.com
--
Josh Laughlin, Conservation Director
Cascadia Wildlands Project
P.O. Box 10455
Eugene, OR 97440
541.434.1463 (voice)
541.434.6494 (fax)

The Cascadia Wildlands Project is dedicated to defending the forests,
waters, and wildlife of the Pacific Northwest. Visit www.cascwild.org
to learn more about wildlands issues and our leadership in the
conservation movement. Become a member today at
http://www.cascwild.org/donate.html. Your support makes a difference!
EM-6298 Alex de Guzman <masterfurny@gmail.com> BLM Western Oregon Plan Revisions 1/9/2008 16:56:34 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,

Alex de Guzman
32 NE 16th Ave.
Portland, OR 97232


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-6299 Josh Laughlin <jlaughlin@cascwild.org> WOPR comment 1/9/2008 16:57:01 Dear Western Oregon BLM,

I am writing to express my concern over the possible elimination of
old-growth and streamside reserves on western Oregon BLM lands.
These forests provide habitat for many wildlife species, clean
drinking water to rural communities, recreation for outdoor
enthusiasts, and a legacy for future generations.

With so few old-growth forests remaining, it is critical that we
protect them for future generations to enjoy. Young, even-age tree
plantations are a sustainable place for generating wood products.

Please do not open older forests on our public lands to logging.

Sincerely,


Name: Michelle D'Amico
Street: 910 Tiara St
City,_State,_Zip: Eugene, OR 97405
Email_Address: treehugger1969@earthlink.net
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Josh Laughlin, Conservation Director
Cascadia Wildlands Project
P.O. Box 10455
Eugene, OR 97440
541.434.1463 (voice)
541.434.6494 (fax)

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