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Illegal dumps on BLM land an issue

Anita Savio - IVN contributing writer

A pile of trash dumped between Rough & Ready Botanical and Seats Dam.

Bureau of Land Management employees found 150 illegal dumping sites on BLM lands in Jackson and Josephine counties between August 2020 and 2022.Hazardous materials coordinator Anna Tankersley estimates that of those sites, 70% has been cleaned up. But that’s not the whole story.In Josephine County there are at least another 30 . . .