It’s been more than twenty years since the Northwest Forest Plan set out to ease tensions in the “Timber Wars” of Oregon, Washington and Northern California.
The plan signaled a historic shift in how public lands were managed – focusing efforts on maintaining biodiversity instead of keeping timber production high.
Now the Forest Plan is up for revision, a process Northwesterners will be hearing about often in the coming years. But how did we get here?
Portland, Oregon. April. 1993.