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June 28, 2013
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Letter: Keep land management in Douglas County

Keep land management in Douglas County

Recently I read an article in The News-Review, “Senate passes legislation to protect Devil’s Staircase in western Douglas County.” Am I the only one that finds this offensive?

The overreaching of federal government has got to stop. In the article it says, “30,500 acres for wilderness protection around Devil’s Staircase.”

The federal government sequester is on right now, so who is going to care for this land?

We need intelligent forest management to make proper fire breaks as well as slash burning operations that are monitored and implemented by OUR county, (Douglas County), or by OUR State, (Oregon).

We need local forest management from Douglas County to oversee the local lands, not the federal government. We have seen how the current United States government takes care of things.

These land grabs continue in every state. I believe the local municipalities can and will take care of their own wilderness areas much better than the U. S. government. What I am saying is: Keep Oregon lands for and by the people of Oregon.

Steven Douglas Elwood


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