One year after WOPR withdrawal, Southwest Oregon clearly a sacrifice zone for Obama Administration

Portland, Or – July 16 marks the one year anniversary of Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and the Obama Administration’s withdrawal of the Bureau of Land Management’s Western Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR). The six plans, adopted December 30, 2008, provided a template for managing Oregon’s 2.1 million acre O&C lands. If managed for responsible, sustained timber production as required by the O&C Act, the lands could return substantial revenues to 18 Oregon counties, reducing the need for federal payments under the Secure Rural Schools Act, which expires in 2011.