Nita was one of several timber sales within the Tiller Ranger District of the Umpqua National Forest that were identified as Section 318 sales. These sales were previously offered in the late 1980s but pulled back due to environmental concerns, and then subsequently released for sale due to language included in Section 318 of a 1990 federal Appropriations Act.
That act was intended to be a timber compromise which would save some old growth at the expense of other locations. Nita was one such location. For reasons I am unable to explain, Nita was ultimately spared and still stands today.