On Wednesday August 29th at 8:30 am at the Salem BLM, concerned citizens will be gathering to witness and oppose the auctions of the Rusty Saw and Fawn Creek timber sales. The Rusty Saw sale is in the Eagle Creek watershed, only 3 miles NW of the Eagle Creek tree sits. The Fawn Creek timber sale will log 58 acres approximately 3 miles away from the Opal Creek Scenic Restoration Area, endangering a critical fish run for steelhead and chinook.
These sales represent the first of an expected slew of auctions in the Salem BLM district and Mt. Hood National Forest before the end of this fiscal year. Over 10,000 acres of mature and older forest are threatened by logging this year in Western Oregon and Washington alone.
Carpools to the auction from Portland will be leaving at 7 am from the Daily Grind on SE 41st and Hawthorne.
· 3 Miles NW of Eagle Creek Tree Sit
· 1.5 miles of Road reconstruction
· 1.368 mbf from the Eagle Watershed
· Will increase the fuel load from 5 tons per acre to 12 tons per acre, increasing fire risk.
· Will impact same watershed as the Eagle Sales
· 58 acres of trees 70-130 years old
· Approximately 2 miles from Opal Creek Wilderness and Scenic Restoration Area
· Proposes to log in a tributary for the last remaining healthy fish run for steelhead and chinook in the Little North Fork Santiam
· 73% of the fish run already destroyed by Detroit and Big Cliff Dams
Directions: From North: Take 1-5 South toward Salem. Take Exit 252 (Kuebler). Take a right onto Kuebler. On Commercial take a left. At the second light, Fabre, take a left. The BLM District Office will be immediately on your left.
Address of Salem District BLM: 1717 Fabre Rd., SE Salem OR 97306