Name:____________________

Oregon Heritage Forests: Reading Comprehension

 

Section 1: Oregon BLM History

 

  1. In how many states is the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in charge of large amounts of public forest land?___________________________

 

  1. When did the U.S. government give land to a railroad company so that they could build a railway between Oregon and California?___________

 

  1. Who was the land (every other square mile along the railroad track) supposed to be sold to?____________________________________

 

  1. Who did the railroad company actually sell the land to?

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  1. What happened to the forests?______________________________

 

  1. What did the U.S. government do when they discovered the truth?

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  1. Who began to manage the land?_______________________________

 

Section 2: The BLM Today

 

  1. How many acres of forest land does the BLM manage in Western Oregon?________________________________________________

 

  1. Has the BLM always protected the ancient forests?________________

 

  1. What is the name of the plan now in place to manage the forests?

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  1. What four things does the plan want BLM forests to continue to provide?_______________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

  1. How many acres of remaining ancient forests in the Pacific Northwest are on BLM land?__________________________________________

Section 3: Sweetheart Deal

 

  1. In what year was a new agreement made between the Bush administration and the timber industry?____________________________________

 

  1. What could the process of the agreement do?____________________________________________________

 

  1. What effect could these proposed changes have?

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  1. Who and what are the ancient forests critical (very important) to?

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Section 4: What You Can Do & Back cover with river/log pictures

 

  1. What can people do to protect the ancient BLM forest?________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

  1. What is the address of the Bureau of Land Management State office?

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  1. What is the address of a website where you can find more information?

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  1. What is the name of one 1937 law that affects Oregon BLM forest management?_____________________________________________