We sent this letter, along with an exhibit of photos from the West Bend Project, to Supervisor of the Deschutes National Forest Holly Jewkes, asking for additional information about what happened at the West Bend Project near Phil's Trail. What occurred during logging seems to contradict what was approved during the environmental analysis and documented in the Record of Decision. Approvals are nearly a decade old, and the Forest Service refused to put a hold on this small portion of the project to consider new science. They could have revised the decision, but chose not to. We expect better decisions from those we trust to manage our public resources.
Worthy Reaches out to USFS Re:West Bend Project
WGC Letter to USFS Jewkes
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Exhibit 2 - West Bend photos
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