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Hells Canyon Journal August 8, 1990 Pa e 5 BLM Plans Owl Protection and Timber Sales Between 750 million and Fish and Wildlife or added by habitat to meet objectives in 800 million board feet of tim- Section 318 of the 1990 Ap- the long-term plans we will ber will be offered for sale by propriations Act. develop over the next two Oregon's Bureau of Land BLM manages 2.2 million years," he continued. Management over the next acres of forested land in Bibles anticipates the two two years. Western Oregon. %Vith this year guaranteed harvest level The agency will not offer strategy we will have an will provide a level of cer- sales in spotted owl habitat impact on less than 30,000 tainty to timber-dependent conservation areas identified aczes of old or mature growth," western Oregon communities. in the Interagency Scientific said BLM State Director Dean "I hope it will give them some Committee's report. BLM will Bibles. "We will have more breathing space to prepare also steer dear of122 habitat than 800,000 acres remain- for whatever changes may areas agreed to earlier with ing. That should leave us with come in the future," he con- the Oregon Department ofmore than enough potential eluded. Agencies Join in Water Water quality in Oregon's ity problems. It seeks to pro- veloping a similar agreement National Forests will be tect water quality from with theWashingtonDepart- monitored through coordi- changes caused by timberment of Ecology. hated efforts by the Forest harvest, grazing, recreation, DEQ has signed accords Service and Department of and other forest activities, with the Oregon Department Environmental Quality (DEQ), The Forest Service will use of Agriculture, Soil Conser- according to an agreement the plan to develop and carry vation Service, Agriculture recently signed by the two out forest management plans. Stabilization and Conserva- agency heads. DEQ will evaluate plan ira- tion Service, and Bureau of The 20-page proviso pri- plementation. Land Management. oritizes Oregon's water qual- The Forest Service is de- Transportation Commission Approves 6-Year Plan At its July meeting, the between Imbler and Elgin. preliminary assessments of Oregon Transportation Com- In other items of interest the Highway Division's haz- mission approved the 1991- the Commission: ardous waste sites; 96 Six-Year Highway Ira- learned the Oregon Lifebelt heard a discussion on the provement Program which Committee has gathered more use of toll roads as a funding identifies $1.38 billion in than80,000signaturestoput source for Oregon roadway construction projects, a proposed mandatory seatbelt improvements; Eastern Oregon is sched- initiative on the November adopted a temporary ad- uled for nearly $200 million general election ballot;ministrative rule establish- in improvements. Included is approved a $31,000 increase ing procedures for removing $8.2 million in improvements in a previously approved child- personal property from file- to 1-84 from South Baker care center funding request gal campsites on state rights- interchange to the Encina to cover rent and utility ex- of-way. interchange; and $2.3 million penses in the years 1991-93. for pavement overlay and approved was a $300,000 bridge widening on Oregon flexible services contract to 82 (Wallowa Lake Highway) hire a consultant to perform TRIPLE C REDI-MIX Richland Highway CONCRETE SAND v' GRAVEL t," CONCRETE AGGREGATES Call Us Today Concrete deliveries to job sites for both individuals & contractors. Saturday deliveries by appointment - no extra charge! BAKER BACK TO SCHOOL 25 % OFF on ALL Fall Stock Shoe Close-Out Sale Save 40% on sizes 4 - 12 BUTTONS & BOWS BOWTIQUE 1911 Main Steet, Baker City 523-6839 Quality selectiO Been looking all over the northwest for quality "two for the price of one" eyeglasses ? Look no further! They are available right in Baker City at Eagle Optical, 3705 Midway Drive. 523-4965 Through a special purchase Eagle Optical is able to offer two pair of quality, name brand eyeglasses for the price of one. Not only that, but you are dealing with a certified, local optician with over 30 years experience who has your well being and satisfaction as his #1 priority. Same day service is also available on many single vision prescriptions. Do yourself a favor and check with Eagle Optical at 3705 Midway Drive, Baker City, before making you eyeglass decision. ALL eyeglass prescriptions honored. COUNTY AUGUST FAIR is at the Baker 4-H Wednesday, August 8: Thursday, August 9: 8:30 Friday, August 10: 11 1 1 p.m.- 8 p.m. - Senior Citizens Day 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. - T. Hymes fiddles 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. - Team Penning p.m. - 12:30 a.m. - Family & Exhibitor Dance (Tonemasters Band) a.m. - Bernie Miller Sheep Dog - Trial Demonstration p.m. Games for the kids. (Each child will get at least I prize) Free watermelon feed. Grease Pigs - You catch, you keep the pig!