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  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

  • The headwaters of the Rogue offer something for everyone. Places like Takelma Gorge, the Natural Bridge and Union Creek draw visitors and families from around the state and are an important part of a legacy that we inherit from those who came before us and leave for those who come after us.
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  • The headwaters of the Rogue offer something for everyone. Places like Takelma Gorge, the Natural Bridge and Union Creek draw visitors and families from around the state and are an important part of a legacy that we inherit from those who came before us and leave for those who come after us.
    So I am disheartened that the Forest Service is proposing extensive road construction and logging in some of the last remaining wildland Rogue headwater tributaries of Bybee, Castle and Foster Creeks directly adjacent to Crater Lake National Park.
    For years the High Cascades Ranger District has worked to produce timber while working with stakeholders to also protect watershed and forest health. I appreciated the work of Joel King and Kerwin Dewberry, who worked hard to successfully produce jobs in the forest and wood for local mills while protecting our invaluable natural assets.
    The abrupt shift toward logging old-growth and punching roads into sensitive watersheds in the Bybee timber sale is a huge step backward and a significant threat to our shared Rogue River legacy. The Forest Service can and should do better to bring our community together. — Lesley Adams, Phoenix
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