ABSTRACT: This is the opinion and order (2019) made by a US District Court in Oregon in a case brought against the US Bureau of Land Management by Oregon Wild. In it, analysis of BLM's record of conduct regarding a specific clearcut makes evident that BLM was aware that, following logging, a higher fire hazard would exist for 40 years. Although independent scientists studying the issue have found that logging increases fire risk, this is one of very few examples in which the record of a land manager admitting this relationship has been made public.
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