A McKenzie Bridge logging plan takes neighbors by surprise

(The following article appeared in today’s Eugene Register-Guard. – mk) McKENZIE BRIDGE — Jerry Gil­mour is able to escape from Bend most weekends and drive over the Santiam Pass to his wooded retreat, a cabin he built on a 4-acre swath of pristine land bordering the Willamette National Forest.  A few weeks back, Gilmour drove …

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Illegal ‘Adventure Pass’: What were they thinking?

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals recently overturned a lower court’s ruling, declaring that the Forest Service’s Adventure Pass violated the Recreation Enhancement Act (pdf). What I wonder is how the Forest Service thought that the Adventure Pass could pass a ‘red face test’ both in public and in the courts? Moreover, how did their …

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Brian Brademeyer Ticketed for Timber Sale Violation

Thanks to Terry Seyden for this one! I swear, sometimes our region has almost as much interpersonal drama as our neighbors to the north! Noted environmentalist ticketed for timber sale violation Kevin Woster Journal staff | Posted: Saturday, February 18, 2012 6:15 am http://rapidcityjournal.com/news/noted-environmentalist-ticketed-for-timber-sale-violation/article_34db78b6-59fc-11e1-9e0d-001871e3ce6c.html Brian Brademeyer is charged with painting over markings to trick Forest …

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