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Holiday Farm Fire Salvage Logging Proposal Gets Mostly Critical Comments

Rachael McDonald

The Bureau of Land Management has wrapped up their comment period on a proposal to log 910 acres affected by the Holiday Farm Fire last year. The agency expects to put out a decision by the end of this month.

Becca Brooke with the BLM said they received about 200 comments on the plan.

“If we decide to proceed, we’ll probably be able to offer salvage sales for auction in July,” Brooke said. “So, the earliest that the public could anticipate seeing salvage on BLM lands here is early August.”

Brooke said only 30% of public comments are in support of the proposal, while the majority ask for a more rigorous environmental review. Conservation groups have voiced concern over potential harm to wildlife habitat and the McKenzie River.

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Rachael McDonald is KLCC’s former News Director. Rachael has a BA in English from the University of Oregon. She started out in public radio as a newsroom volunteer at KLCC in 2000. After reporting for the Northwest News Network and KAZU, Rachael returned to KLCC in 2007 as Morning Edition host and a general assignment reporter covering politics, the environment, education, and the arts. She was hired as KLCC News Director in 2018. Rachael departed KLCC in June, 2022.
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