Farmers, foresters seek urban allies in Oregon’s Lane County

A group of farmers and foresters in Oregon’s Lane County is seeking allies among urban residents.

With roughly 60 percent of its population living on 1 percent of its land base, Lane County typifies the disconnect between Oregon’s urban and rural areas.

However, residents of the Eugene-Springfield metropolitan area can hardly be blamed for misconceptions they may have about agriculture and forestry, said farmer Marie Bowers.

“We can’t expect people to learn if we’re not willing to share,” she said.

Source: Capital Press