This blog has covered the deforestation on Cooper Mountain, but Kari Bray of the Oregonian and Beaverton Leader has also covered the story, including the perspective of some of the local planners. The real positive story here is Tigard’s innovative policies that prevent pre-development clear-cutting.  Read Kari’s story on

Cooper Moutain clearing
Unnecessary logging on Cooper Mountain to avoid Beaverton’s tree mitigation fees for new development.
  Photo (c) Eric Squires.