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Saturday rally at the Peak Timber Sale!!

On Saturday, September 28, the Mazama Forest Defense will stage a mass public rally at the Peak Timber Sale. After three days of logging, the Mazamans continue their resistance despite road closures and an increasing police presence.
Saturday rally at the Peak Timber Sale!!
Saturday rally at the Peak Timber Sale!!
On Saturday, September 28, the Mazama Forest Defense will stage a mass public rally at the Peak Timber Sale. After three days of logging, the Mazamans continue their resistance despite road closures and an increasing police presence.

The rally will be at noon on the bridge over the Rogue River on Forest Service road 6510 near highway 230 and Crater Lake. Solidarity activities are planned in Eugene.

To get involved, contact  mazamadefenders@yahoo.com.

Directions from Medford:
North on 62 toward Crater Lake past union creek, continue north on Hwy 230
Rally approx one mile north to locked gate on the bridge
US Forest Service Road 6510.
Rides leave:
Evo's in Ashland at 10:00am
Food for Less in Medford 10:45am

homepage: homepage: http://www.geocities.com/stoppeak/stoppeak.html

Trees felled on the third day 26.Sep.2002 02:00

SOU Media Collective

The Forest Service invited the Media Collective to join a media hike on the sale after the third day of logging. This logged area is the only spot we were shown.
Trees felled on the third day
Trees felled on the third day

Peak Stump 26.Sep.2002 02:06

SOU Media Collective (Joe)

I had to hike up the hillside from the road to get this shot. One reporter followed.
Peak Stump
Peak Stump

Felled Trees 26.Sep.2002 02:10

SOU Media Collective (Joe)

Fallen firs
Felled Trees
Felled Trees

A Conversation 26.Sep.2002 02:17

SOU Media Collective (Joe)

After we debated the need for cutting trees over 36 inches in diameter, Prospect District Ranger, Joel King finally had to admit the real reason for the logging.

"It's a timber sale," he remarked. "It was designed to produce timber volume for the wood products industry."

So much for forest health.
A Conversation
A Conversation

Peak Log 26.Sep.2002 02:24

SOU Media Collective

Here is one of the logs they let us see on Wednesday
Peak Log
Peak Log

Two fallen trees 26.Sep.2002 02:31

SOU Media Collective

While these two logs were the largest fallen ones we were shown, many trees over 36 inches have been marked to be cut. Some of the prescriptions are on very steep and erosive soils above streams. These areas were not part of the official media hike.
Two fallen trees
Two fallen trees

Freddy Lee Fox 26.Sep.2002 02:36

SOU Media Collective (Joe)

Law enforcement officer Lee Fox accompanied us on our hike. He must have felt lost, since he couldn't stop looking at his Global Positioning gadget.
Freddy Lee Fox
Freddy Lee Fox

The Future 26.Sep.2002 02:39

SOU Media Collective (Joe)

To me, children represent the future. With scenes like this, we can be assured of a continuing tradition of resistance for years to come.
The Future
The Future

Lockdown 26.Sep.2002 02:48

SOU Media Collective (Joe)

The above photo of children sitting on a backhoe during a lockdown came from Tuesday's rally at the bridge. While the machine went home on Tuesday, it returned on Wednesday to install four new gates surrounding the closure area.

The presence of children in the scene indicates the relaxed atmosphere of the action. Despite the arrests, the police have remained relatively calm up until this point. We will see how long that lasts.

Another rally is scheduled for Saturday, September 28.

Keep it up friends 26.Sep.2002 21:39

Jason

Give em hell amigos. Greatings from P town. They won't get those logs out without a stink being made about it. Be there soon.
Jason

THANK YOU 27.Sep.2002 14:44

coming soon

Heartfelt appreciation to those of u struggling to save this forest! I can't be there yet, but am there in spirit. Tell me what u need! How can i suppoprt u from up north?

Non-Violent Direct Action Legal Fund 03.Oct.2002 13:29

Mookie roundthezoo@earthlink.net

A fund has been created to support our friends putting there bodies, hearts, and minds on the line through non-violent direct action forest defense. We must be able to financially support those folks who are willing get arrested in the name of our forests and watersheds. The fund is a non-profit providing financial help in the form of bail money, court costs, and lawyers fees. This money is crucial link in our ability to use the last line of defense available, non-violent direct action. Checks can be made to the "Oxygen Collective" You will recieve a return letter with our 501c(3)
number. Any questions will be happily recieved. Many thanks for your help. Oxygen Collective
5758 Sterling Creek rd.
Jacksonville, OR 97530

541 899 1694