Oregon Withdraws Planned Timber Sale of 900 Acres

, Posted: Mon, November 19 2012 at 8:14 AM, Updated: Mon, November 19 2012 at 8:16 AM

The state of Oregon has withdrawn more than 900 acres of planned timber sales near Coos Bay as a result of an environmental lawsuit.

Instead, the Oregon Department of Forestry plans to open 465 acres of alternative logging sites for timber sales.

Forestry officials estimate the cost of the change in plans will cost about 9.85 million dollars.

Environmentalist say their win in the recent lawsuit means another year of protection for endangered coast species.

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