Still At Loggerheads

Oregon's lumberjacks vs. tree huggers

The meeting in Salem, Ore., was dubbed "the Spotted Owl Summit." The title referred to the threatened bird that federal courts recently protected when they prohibited logging in parts of the Northwest and also to the fact that most of the big guns of Oregon politics were taking part. Attending the summit were Governor Neil Goldschmidt and all seven members of the state's congressional delegation.

Senator Mark Hatfield arranged the Salem session to work out a compromise between two bitter enemies -- Oregon's powerful timber industry and militant conservationists. The industry needs to harvest trees to preserve some 68,000 jobs, while...

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