Eagle Creek Hike
Join us for a hike along the Old Baldy Trail between the Salmon-Huckleberry Wilderness and the Eagle Creek Roadless Area, currently threatened by logging. We will visit at least one of the logging units, learn about the threats to the watershed from massive logging and discuss how you can help save Eagle Creek! Meet at 9 a.m. at the Daily Grind (41st and SE Hawthorne, Portland). We will carpool from there. Bring water, lunch and hiking shoes/boots. Call Erin at 503-283-6343 x224 for more information.
Eagle Independent Review Process Jeopardized! Company plans logging for June 1, Forest Service says 'OK'
Two weeks ago, Vanport Manufacturing filed plans to log several areas of the Eagle timber sales beginning June 1. However, an independent review of the sales by four prominent scientists is in the preliminary stages. The U.S. Forest Service (USFS) has repeatedly said they will follow whatever recommendations these scientists make at the completion of their review. But in a surprise attack on the fairness of the process, the USFS now plans to allow Vanport to begin logging in the next few weeks despite the fact that the review is barely underway!
What you can do:
It is critical that we take action immediately to protect this area from irresponsible logging. Much of the Eagle sale area is a beautiful roadless forest adjacent to the Salmon - Huckleberry Wilderness and should be protected as a wilderness. The forest is a source of clean drinking water for 185,000 residents of West Linn, Oregon City, Lake Oswego and smaller
communities. Senator Ron Wyden was instrumental in ensuring that the independent review take place. He should now do everything in his power to prevent logging during the review process.
Please call Senator Wyden at (202) 224-5244. Ask that the Senator immediately contact the U.S. Forest Service and request a definitive halt to any logging and/or yarding operations before completion of the independent review.
In addition to calling Senator Wyden, please contact your Oregon Representative by calling the US Capitol Switchboard at (202) 224-3121. Representatives Wu, Hooley, Blumenauer, and DeFazio recently sent a letter to the Forest Service emphasizing how important it is for the Eagle review process to be fair and objective.
For more information call ONRC at (503) 283-6343