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Sierra Club and others to pressure Senator Ron Wyden on O&C timber lands bill
The Sierra Club and its allies are holding a rally outside Senator Ron Wydens office on Tuesday to pressure the senator to protect Oregons O&C timber lands.
Wyden, chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, has promised to support a bill more to environmentalists liking to counter the recently approved House bill that would transfer 1.6 million acres of public forestland in Oregon to a trust. The latter provision was pushed by Oregon Representatives Peter DeFazio, D-Springfield, Greg Walden, R-Hood River and Kurt Schrader, D-Canby.
The rally takes place from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1, at Holladay Park, just south of Lloyd Center mall.