Talk:Jackson County, Oregon

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Material on spotted owl removed from article[edit]

Jackson County was also the battle grounds for the heated Spotted Owl Controversy of the mid to late 1980s. The controversy began when environmentalists in the region wished to place the spotted owl was placed on the endangered species list. In 1990 the spotted owl was placed on the list. [1] As reported by Santa Clara University, "under this provision, timber companies are required to leave at least 40% of the old-growth forests intact within a 1.3 mile radius of any spotted owl nest or activity site, a provision that is vehemently opposed by the timber industry. Industry representatives claim that the measure will leave thousands of Northwest loggers and mill workers jobless, and insist that such protectionist policies thoughtlessly fail to take into account the dire economic consequences of preservation. Environmentalists, on the other hand, argue that society has a fundamental obligation to preserve this rare species and the wilderness it inhabits.' [2]. Then County Commissioner Jeff Golden was subject to a recall attempt for his activism and support of the environmentalists on this issue. [3]

I'm not sure Jackson County was the sole area in the state that experienced the Northern Spotted Owl controversy, so I'm not sure it belongs in the article. I also have to assume a little bad faith here in my suspicion that the inclusion of this material is more about Jeff Golden and his book than about adding to the history of Jackson County. Katr67 (talk) 19:05, 2 September 2008 (UTC)

References in the infobox[edit]

There seems to be a problem with adding refs to the infobox pop field (they come up as UNIQblahblah). The docs for infobox county say nothing but numbers, not even commas. It is also administrator protected so I could not impulse edit it. I left the second population ref in the lead article which should be ok until something else can be worked out. Zab (talk) 02:46, 30 April 2009 (UTC)

Climate of Jackson County[edit]

Dear Author, Please add a Climate section to the article. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 108.213.150.140 (talk) 01:19, 3 December 2011 (UTC)


Low Vaccination Rates[edit]

I believe this County has been studied because it has one of the lowest childhood vax rates in the country. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 67.171.165.82 (talk) 05:55, 21 June 2013 (UTC)