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Explore Eastern Oregonís Wild Forests and Learn and Help Save them!

August 24-26, 2001, near Mitchell/John Day/Service Creek area.--Come learn forest monitoring skills with hiking and partying to help protect Eastern Oregon's Forests with the Blue Mountains Biodiversity Project!
Explore Eastern Oregon's Wild Forests and Learn and Help Save them!

August 24-26, 2001, near Mitchell/John Day/Service Creek area.--Come learn forest monitoring skills with hiking and partying to help protect Eastern Oregon's Forests with the Blue Mountains Biodiversity Project!

The Blue Mountain Biodiversity Project (BMBP) has been protecting the forests of Eastern Oregon for over a decade. Their strategy has been many-fold. They work to educate surrounding communities about the impact destructive Forest Service practices have on the environment, including herbicide use & cattle grazing use in our National Forests.

BMBP also works to involve volunteers by training folks to do field-checking of timber sales to gather information for writing letters of public comment, appeals, & ultimately in this filing of lawsuits.

One of these trainings is being held Aug 24, 25, 26. Anyone interested in getting involved by writing comment letters, walking and scoping out timber sales, or other ways to help this highly effective group, that has stopped countless sales in the Blue Mountains using ground-truthing of sales and lawsuits, as well as through public outreach, is encouraged to call:
(541) 468-2028, or 468-2305,
or leave a message at: (541) 617-1009
or write: BMBP HCR 82, Fossil OR, 97830

SCHEDULE AND DIRECTIONS:
Arrive Aug 24, Field Checking Aug 25, 26. Meet at the Blue Mountain's Biodiversity Project land.

For directions or more information, call (541) 468-2028, or 468-2305. To leave a message, call (541) 617-1009 Or email  starfire145@yahoo.com and say what city you are coming from to have directions emailed to you directly.

WHAT TO BRING: Bring worn-in hiking boots (light ones ok), clothes for hot, warm, cool and rainy weather (probably mostly sunny & hot), a tent if possible, a sleeping bag & poad, water bottles, hiking food, bulk food & fresh food for potluck dinners & breakfasts, sunscreen, a compass. Bring a tape measure if you have one.

If possible: a camera, film, binoculars, a video camera, plant & wildlife identification books, pens. More technical forest monitoring equipment is fine by not necessary. No experience on your part necessary.

TIMING: If you can't make it for the dates above, call us and set up another time to come out between now and the end of September. But the dates above will include fun with lots of others out here. Also don't feel you have to leave after August 26thóafter training you, we can give you copies of maps and send you off to do moreómaybe a whole different forest/ecosystem if you like. There is an incredible diversity of forest types out here and lots of potential wildlife watching, river swimming, exploring.

NO DRUGS OR ALCOHOLISM, SEXISM, RACISM OR VIOLENCE. PLEASE NO PROPERTY DESTRUCTION DURING THESE EVENTS. (We would be left taking the rap for you. If anyone's really a problem, they'll be asked to leave ( we don't anticipate this happening.) Go ahead and bring friends, but only if they want to participate in the field-checking and training and are cool with the above (and below.)

DOGS: You can bring a dog if you're prepared and control it on our land (we have free-roaming chickens & cats and don't want to lost them_ and to leave it tied by the vehicles while we're field-checking (we need to be able to see the wildlife, not just hear it running away.) If your dog is a problem, we'll tie it for you or ask you both to leave.

THANK YOU! In advance to those of you who have already committed to come & to those of you now committing yourselves now to help us & these forests in our time of need, when we are swamped with two huge sales of about 200 sale units each and more on top of tható-more than we can handle on our own.

phone: phone: (541) 617-1009
address: address: BMBP HCR 82, Fossil OR, 97830