DOI approves timber management project for Coquille Tribe

The Coquille Tribe of Oregon won approval from the Interior Department for a pilot timber management project.

The tribe will work with the Bureau of Land Management on the sale of timber from the federal forest land. The Coos Bay Wagon Road Pilot will demonstrate sustainable practices that were developed by two university professors from Oregon and Washington.

"Our primary goal for this collaborative venture is to demonstrate how to provide a sustainable timber harvest while meeting the unique habitat and watershed protection demands of coastal forests,” Chairman Edward Metcalf said in a press release. “We further want to demonstrate how county governments and our communities can benefit from long-term Tribal management of these critical resources.”

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