The Applegate Partnership & Watershed Council and other organizations submitted public comments to the Oregon Board of Forestry regarding the riparian rule proposal. The following is the first paragraph of their comments:
The Applegate Partnership & Watershed Council and the undersigned organizations and individuals share a common commitment to the health of Rogue Basin watersheds and the species and communities they sustain. With this goal in mind, we request that the Oregon Board of Forestry extend its November 2015 proposal for streamside buffers on private forest lands to the Siskiyou Geographic Region as defined by the Oregon Forest Practices Act’s implementing rule. (OAR 629-635-0220).