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Oregon Timber and Land Management Update

Oregon Timber and Land Management Update

Earlier this year, authorities followed a pickup truck to a warehouse in Philomath, OR, and seized more than 13,000 pounds of salal, a leafy Northwest plant prized for its shelf life in floral arrangements. It is shipped to the East Coast and even to Europe, and the black-market operation was an example of the wealth that thieves take from public forests, law enforcement officers said to Associated Press Wednesday. Damage to old-growth redwoods through a practice known as “burl poaching”…

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