After a winter of braving snow, forest activists had a victory and a tragedy at Eagle Creek. The Eagle Creek timber sale was canceled. While Activists awiat written proof of cancelation, Beth "Horehound" O'Brien fell from the tree name truth and died. Vigils were held on Mount Tabor. Thewake was the first event Liberty Hall hosted, and the Hall was dedicated to Horehound. Also a membrances to here were printed in the Blackthorn Issue 1, Cascadia Forest Roots Issue 48, Earth First Journal and Green Canopy. A Shrine was errected at the base of truth, at the Cascadia Forest Alliance office, and in the homes and hearts of activists.
Never the less the spring campaing kicks off with weekly timber sale hikes and Rallies against Umpqua bank A rally and march in Portland draws over 500. Activists call for help to protect the Oak Grove Watershed.
Protests begin at the Borg timber sale Auction. Where Thomas Creek Lumber, twice convicted timber thefts, bought there second sale in the Oak Grove Watershed.
Just after the Little River Demo Timber Sale was Cancelled, An Action Camp kicks off in the Rogue Valley. Wild Rockies Earth First hangs a banner and blocks a logging truck.
Tree-sits begin to go up. The first was in Blodgett. Then one in at Berry-Patch where Ancient forests had been falling. Just after Bush Reject's Public demands to protect Roadless areas and Old Growth a treesit shows up in the Bitterroot.
Then after the Round River Rendevous an outpouring of Actions take place. In Portland Earth First! Shuts down Umpqua Holdings. Also a protest at the Clan Timber Sale Auction. A new treesit goes up in Mount Hood at the Solo Timber Sale. In Olympia Blockades stop Williams Company's drilling. In Eugene Umpqua Bank was greeted with stumps and sawdust. And in Southern Oregon activists linked arms in their senators office and demanded a meeting with him.
At berrypatch an activist was arrested, logging continues despite confirmed spotted-owl sightings. Soon after the tree-sit was cut off from supplies by forest service. The treesitter descends from her perch. The activists were suspicious of negothiator who arranged the deal.
Thomas Creek Lumber, those convicted timber thiefs we mentioned before, began logging at the Barstool timber sale in the Oak Grove watershed. And yet anothertree-sits shows up. This one at the Peak Timber sale, in the Rogue River. The Peak timber sale is a replacement volume sale awarded to Roseburg Forest Products. On July 25th Pitch was released from jail after a 4 month sentence from arrests at eagle creek, last summer. Just in time for the solo timber sale auction protest. Where the police used violence to get Thomas Creek Lumber's vice-president and his truck past the protesters. The newpapers demonize protesters.
Then in August out at the Bitterroot an activist is cut from lockbox in the treesit. Then some good old treespiking goes on in the Pryor timber sale and in the Gifford Pinchot national forests. The forest service storms out to the Solo Tree-sit and uses intimidation to evict the Base-camp. Roseburg forest products owner allen ford says "It is my duty to my community to log old growth I have no intention of stopping." Since he is the chairmen of Umpqua Bank, activists continue boycott the bank in downtown Roseburg.
August Comes to a close with activists blocking access to the borg timber sale. With some arrests on trumped up charges including charges from the solo timber sale auction. September starts just like August ends. Road blocks cut off access to the borg timber sale. And some arrests on trumped up charges including charges from the solo timber sale auction. This time a tree-sit went up in the timber sale at the same time.
After a number of severe burns in oregon ariel phots show that many burns where not very bad burns, just beneficial underburns. Despite that Congress starts playing around with Fire. Threating to drop or weaken enviromental protections and public comment from projects related to fire. Activists urge Wyden to oppose the return of the salvage rider. Then as the vote in congress seems eminant activists hold a vigil at the senators office. The next one was broken up by the police. The vote has been suspended till january.
Roseburg forest products began logging in the peak timber sale. This puts the just turned public tree-sit in danger. Many are arrested and someone reprts gunshots at the sale.
Meanwhile the activists arrested at borg are under attack, but at this point the Court is not pressing charges.