Jude McHugh is spokeswoman for the Willamette National Forest. She says a lot has changed in more than 20 years. She says the forest managers hope to hear from folks in the middle ground.
McHugh: "There's also we know a great number of people who generally don't get their voices heard about the national forest that maybe they recreate in, that they appreciate knowing are there for quietude and solitude. Maybe they go up and they get firewood or other forest products, and we don't get to hear from those people that often."
The Willamette National Forest is holding two public listening sessions this week. The first is Monday, May 4th at Pleasant Hill High School from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m..
The second is at the Community Center in Stayton on Wednesday May 6th.