A crew builds a new road on a Weyerhaeuser Tree Farm near Molalla. States set construction, maintenance, and placement standards for new logging roads, to control water pollution.
Rancher Joe Lemire is challenging the Washington Department of Ecology’s regulatory authority. The department asserts that it has the ability to monitor and prevent pollution.
Ted O'Neal is a Pahsimeroi Valley rancher in Idaho who blocks the Lemhi River to ensure he gets the water decreed as his legal right for irrigation.
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