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Oregon Wild Article: REPORT: Oregon Lost 500,000 Acres to Deforestation Since 2000

This article is a brief description of clearcutting, a form of deforestation that is occurring in the state of Oregon. Due to the fact that for the last two week I have been reflecting on deforestation I thought it would be a good idea to do a search for more local examples. Though the article is a little dated it highlights the ideas of what happens when major logging companies begin to do rapid clearcutting in order to keep up with foreign demands. It also primarily focuses on the effects deforestation has including landslides, soil nutrient depletion, heating of local water ways, and major implications to salmon migration.

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