EUGENE, Ore. — The future of Oregon’s public timber lands was the topic of a packed community forum.
There was hardly an empty seat at the Eugene Public Library as dozens of people heard testimony from a panel of experts about the state of Oregon’s O & C lands.
Oregon Wild hosted the forum that focused on pending legislation.
Organizers hoped people would walk away with a better understanding of the issues and would hopefully be inspired.
“Congressman DeFazio and Senator Wyden are making decisions about how our public lands could be managed,” said Chandra LeGue with Oregon Wild. “Since they are our public lands and they are our public officials, we want people to feel educated and empowered to go forth and make their voices heard.” added LeGue.
The group will hold similar forums in Roseburg and Cottage Grove.
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