Cascadia Forest Alliance
Sarah Wald (503) 241-4879
Rolf Skar (503) 236-7217
Ivan Maluski (503) 239-8930
What: Media Tour of new Solo Tree Sit
When: 11 am Thursday, July 11th
Where: Junction of FS Road 5730 and 5730-170 in Solo Timber Sale
At 11 am, on Thursday July 11th, activists with CFA will be touring the controversial Solo timber sale. The tour will include two major highlights: the rare lichen, known as "old growth specklebelly", and the new tree sit, set over 120 feet up in an old growth Douglas fir. With ancient forests falling now in the Umpqua and Willamette National Forests, and ancient forest logging set to begin at any time in the Mt. Hood National forest, forest activists are stepping up their campaign to protect public lands from the Bush administration and former timber industry lobbyists Mark Rey's rollback of environmental protections. The announcement of the Solo tree sit brings the number of tree sit locations in the state of Oregon up to 5.
Directions:Go south of Estacada on Hwy. 224 past the Ripplebrook Guard Station to junction Road 57 (Timothy Lake) and Road 46 (Bagby). Take a left on road 57 towards Timothy Lake and follow for about 5 miles. Take a right on Forest Service road 5730 and follow past where the pavement ends. At junction 5730 & 5731 stay left on 5730. At the junction of 5730 and 5732, continue left on road 5730. 2 miles later you will reach spur road 5730-170 (which veers to the left). We will meet at this junction. The estimated drive time from Portland is 2 hours.