Douglas County Commissioner Doug Robertson told a congressional committee Thursday he believes a bipartisan plan offered by a trio of Oregon lawmakers would solve the state’s timber crisis and bring jobs and new revenue to 18 westside counties. “This would get us there,” Robertson told the Public Lands and Environmental Regulation subcommittee in Washington, D.C., in reference to the plan authored by Reps. Peter DeFazio, Greg Walden and Kurt Schrader. “We’re confident it would.” The Oregon & California Railroad Act of 1937 mandates that timber harvests be carried out on a sustained-yield basis, cutting down trees in an amount equal …
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