OSU study looks at the impact of modern logging on Coast Range trout under the Oregon Forest Practices Act. Researches find their numbers in the watersheds of Needle Branch increased after logging. ... See MoreSee Less
New, revised stream side rules in Oregon Forest Practices are NOT necessarily based on GOOD science.
Kate brown sucks
Because they have fewer anadromous fish to complete for food with...... we should just stock bass and get ahead of the curve 😉
The Siletz River Sea Run Cutthroat all but disappeared. I have lived in the Siletz area most of my life, I am 66. ODFW stocks the river ever year! Where did the Native runs go? The millions of gallons of BIO SOLIDS (Toxic Treated Sewage) sprayed on some hay fields next to the river. The clear cut logging has taken a toll on all aquatic life. That is what I believe, both have increased over the years. OSU backs both the Logging practices and Bio Solids. The Town of Siletz effluent is discharged into the Siletz River. A waste water effluent has numerous pollutants in them according to a USGS and Nation Parks study, The Bio Mass Piles (logging debris) burns pollute the waterways according to the EPA! I am not against logging but should be more thinning and grow a diverse forest further set backs from waterways.
Are trees in unmanaged forests healthier, stronger and larger than trees in managed forests? That's the question for David Dougherty in our next 'Ask a forester' entry. Learn more about David by watching this video. See his answer to our question here: bit.ly/2P2a0In... See MoreSee Less
Gosh, how did trees ever survive before we started clear cutting forests?
Good job David.
You know it just great works I see with Oregonian working together to achieve great trail rides..There children’s children will enjoy some of the greatest forest’s in the world...Hats off David to a great effort.I plan to ride this trail when I come out this summer..