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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 Wyden’s office on Tuesday to pressure the senator to protect Oregon’s 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.

Steve Law can be reached at 503-546-5139 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.