Logging: Free-For-All In A Forest

Clinton made last-minute monuments, but Bush has delayed full protection. Result: everyone's jumping into the fight over the rules

Protect the monument!" shouts "Meadow Woman," an activist who is wearing a 10-ft.-tall body costume of a swamp witch as she heckles a group of flag-waving cowboys on horseback. It's not your typically quiet town meeting here in the old mill community of White City, Ore. Loggers and conservationists, ranchers and artists, small-business owners and hikers, old timers and the newly arrived are packed into an auditorium to discuss the nearby Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument, a lush, ecologically diverse region of 52,947 acres established last year by President Bill Clinton.

There's trouble in this verdant paradise 80 miles southwest of Crater Lake....

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