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Pacific NW Upcoming events, Action Camps and Conferences

Four upcoming events dedicated to protecting our ancient forests in the next week or so, across the region
1. Eagle Creek Slide show, Portland
2. Gifford Pinchot Action Camp, southwest Washington, near Mt. St. Helens
3. Forest Activist Conference, Ashland, Oregon
4. Mattole Action Camp, northern California
Pacific NW Upcoming events, Action Camps and Conferences

Four upcoming events dedicated to protecting our ancient forests in the next week or so, across the region
1. Eagle Creek Slide show, Portland
2. Gifford Pinchot Action Camp, southwest Washington, near Mt. St. Helens
3. Forest Activist Conference, Ashland, Oregon
4. Mattole Action Camp, northern California



All new Eagle Creek slide show
Thursday May 17th, 7:30 pm
SEIU Union Hall, 3536 SE 26th Ave, Portland
suggested donation, $3 - 20 sliding scale
For more info, contact 503-241-4879 or check out
 http://www.cascadiaforestalliance.org
This is it - the critical summer in the long struggle to save the beautiful native forests of Eagle Creek. Come check out the newly updated Eagle Creek slide show/multi-mediapresentation, and hear updates on the campaign to save Eagle Creek and other important wild areas. Despite the ongoing scientific review of the Eagle sales, logging is still set to begin June 1.

Gifford Pinchot Action Camp
Friday May 18 - Sunday May 20
Join the Cascadia Defense Network and other activists in the woods for a weekend skillshare to kick off a summer of action to protect 2000 acres of threatened old growth in southwest Washington's Gifford Pinchot National Forest. There will be workshops in tree climbing, map and compass, wilderness and herbal medicine, blockading techniques, timber sale monitoring and more. Join the whole gang for nights around the campfire with music, movement history and storytelling. The Gifford Pinchot is threatened by 24 old growth timber sales this summer and much of the area is very accessible from Portland. Contact  wildcascadia@yahoo.com for more details. Stay tuned for directions in the next couple of days. Bring camping gear, food and utensils, and rain gear.

Forest Activist Conference
May 18 - 20
Southern Oregon University, Ashland Oregon
This event is bound to be one of the best forest conferences in the Northwest. Panels, breakout sessions and workshops will focus on topics such as ending commercial logging, ending old growth logging in the Northwest, salmon issues, private forest issues, climate change and forests, understanding environmental laws, media literacy, targeting corporate villains and much more. Outdoor activities include hands-on restoration projects, natural history hikes, direct action/nonviolence trainings. This conference takes places at the edge of the biologically diverse and geologically unique Siskiyou mountains, home of some of Oregon's largest unprotected roadless areas and ancient forests. Contact 541-552-8512 or  mariposa@envirocitizen.com for more details or check out  http://www.sou.edu/su/ecos for a conference schedule and registration forms.

Mattole Action Camp
May 18 -24, Humboldt County, California
A strong campign to save the Mattole River Headwaters and some of the last large blocks of old growth douglas fir left in Northern California has emerged over the last few years. As logging of the Mattole River continues, this is a crucial time to organize and gain momentum. Wild ridges of coastal rainforest are now at the mercy of corporate raider Charles Hurwitz (Maxxam/Pacific Lumber Company) and Columbia Helicopters of Aurora, Oregon. Trainings at the action camp will include non-violence, backwoods first aid, legal/jail support, climbing and ropes, and much more. Bring camping gear, rain gear, but no dogs. Please RSVP at 707-825-6598 and check out  http://www.mattoledefense.org for more details.