The membership of the Hurricane Creek Grange 608 supports efforts to improve public safety along the Lostine River Corridor.
We have followed this issues as it has evolved and has been reported in the Chieftain. Though we are not in a position to gauge whether any specific legal issue raised against the U.S. Forest Service has merit, we are in full support of efforts to reduce fuel loads and preserve the Lostine Corridor for current and future generations.
A recent presentation at a Grange meeting by Gary and Sue Willis, Lostine homeowners, and Nils Christoffersen, Wallowa Resources Executive Director, convinced us that this project must move forward with intention.
Realizing how much of the West was burn in recent years, the Grange membership encourages resolution of any issues hindering this public safety project from implementation.
Witty is president of Hurricane Creek Grange 608 in Joseph.