Forestry ballot initiatives

Two separate sets of ballot initiatives with contrary views of forestry in Oregon have been filed with the state Elections Division.

A judge has refused to dismiss a class action lawsuit seeking more than $1 billion from Oregon’s government for insufficient logging of state forestlands.

Linn County filed a complaint in 2016 accusing Oregon’s forest managers of breaching a contract to maximize timber harvests from forests donated to the state by county governments.

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