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Womyns' Action Camp, April 10-24, 2003

Knob timber sale, Salmon River
Klamath National Forest
Join us for a day, join us for two weeks...

Mazama Forest Defense recognizes the connection between all oppression and violence against the Earth and its inhabitants, including the marginalization of women. To address patriarchy inside and outside of the movement, MFD is organizing a women's action camp on the gorgeous and wild Salmon River.

The action camp will be in the Knob timber sale and will focus on substantially increasing women's forest defense skills and knowledge as well as provide a forum and safe space for us to discuss and take action against patriarchy. All women interested in forest defense, feminism or any other social justice issues are welcome.

Emerging from the Russian, Trinity Alps and Marble Mountain wilderness areas, the majestic and undammed Salmon River is one of the wildest places in California and the Northwest. The Salmon River watershed has hundreds of thousands of acres of unprotected and threatened roadless areas. In comparison to most rivers in the west, the Salmon River still retains large areas of high quality habitat for anadromous fish, and it is noted to have the largest population of wild spring Chinook salmon in California. The Salmon River boasts some of the most diverse and intact habitat in the Northwest and has long been known for its exceptionally high quality waters and fisheries.

The Knob timber sale is 578 acres and would cut 7.2 million board feet of old-growth and mature forest from the Salmon River watershed.

Check out our website for a schedule and ride board: www.mazamaforestdefense.org

The schedule reflects trainings, workshops and facilitated discussions, but not the organic and spontaneous trainings and workshops that will no doubt manifest throughout the action camp regarding the state of the world and our role as women within it (i.e. patriarchy, abuse, empowerment, community support, etc.).

THIS IS A FREE EVENT. We ask that women donate time to community functions at the camp, such as kids space, kitchen, welcoming table, security, etc.

Please come prepared to live in the wild forests of northern California in April. Bring a tent, warm and cool clothes, rain gear, sturdy boots, flashlight, bowl and utensils. Bring food to sustain yourself and contributions for community meals (fresh garlic, ginger, coffee, tea, soy and rice milk, cooking oil...)

DIRECTIONS

From the north (Portland, Eugene): Take I-5 south to Yreka and get off at 3rd Yreka exit (Etna, Fort Jones and Highway 3 sign). Take a right at bottom of exit and a left at light towards Etna. Pass through Fort Jones. Once in Etna, follow signs for Highway 3 (stay straight, don't veer left). Drive a few blocks though Etna and turn right on Main street. Pass graveyard and follow signs to Sawyers Bar (approx. 25 miles). The last affordable gas is Yreka/Etna!

Drive up and over the Etna summit (the breathtaking view from the summit is looking out over the North Fork Salmon River watershed). Pass through Sawyers Bar. Continue about 3.5 miles and pass the sign for the Little North Fork (this is the Salmon River). Follow signs for WAC parking.

From the south (Bay Area, Sacramento, Chico): Take I-5 north to Yreka and get off at the 1st Yreka exit (Etna, Fort Jones and Highway 3 sign). Follow directions above.

From Humboldt: Take 101 north to Arcata. About 1 mile past Arcata, take 299 east to Willow Creek. Take Highway 96 in Willow Creek to Hoopa and go past Orleans 10 miles to the Salmon River Road on the right and go up the Salmon River about 15 miles to Forks of Salmon. At Forks, go straight up the North Fork then go about 10-12 miles to the North Fork/Garden Gulch trail (if you've reached Sawyer's Bar you've gone too far by about 2 miles).

Please be careful driving. There may be ice on the road coming over the Etna summit. This is a long, winding and guardrail-less road taking us into a remote place. Be cautious, especially of night driving and stormy weather.

RIDE SHARES
For rides leaving from Ashland, contact us at 541.482.2640
For rides from Portland, contact the Cascadia Forest Alliance at 503.241.4879
and from Eugene, contact the Cascadia Forest Defenders at 541.684.8977
From other locations, please contact Mazama to coordinate rides.

WAC SCHEDULE

Thurs. 10
Set-up camp

Fri. 11
Primitive skills
Rocket stoves
Security culture
Yoga
Ground-truthing and NEPA (National Environmental Policy Act)
Climbing

Sat. 12
Prison Support
Climbing and ropes course
Yoga
Wilderness first response
Non-violent direct action
Timber sale monitoring

Sun. 13
Botany and tree ID
Climbing and ropes course
Yoga
Emotional/verbal self-defense
Non-violent direct action
Timber sale monitoring
Security culture
Women's heath and tincture making (herbalism)

Mon. 14
Yoga
Body image - love your body!
Wilderness first response
Video training on sexism/homophobia in radical media

Tues. 15
Primitive skills
Climb and survey
Yoga
Body image - love your body!
Camera basics and plot development

Wed. 16 - Full moon
Building sweat lodge
Yoga
Climb and survey

Thurs. 17
Building sweat lodge
Yoga
Climbing
Timber sale monitoring and orienteering
Gorilla backwoods
Radio communications

Fri. 18
Sweat lodge
Know your rights
Botany walk and tree ID
Yoga
Natural fertility awareness
Climb and survey
Heterosexism
Timber sale monitoring and orienteering
Corporate campaigning
Non-violent direct action
Basic health and safety for activists (herbalism)

Sat. 19
Sweat lodge
Wilderness first response
Forest legal watch and NEPA
Gorilla backwoods
Strategic action planning
Communications technology
Yoga
Climb and survey
Consensus process

Sun. 20
Sweat lodge
Primitive skills
Herbal abortion and natural fertility awareness
Prison support
Yoga
Communications technology
Anti-racism
Climb and survey
Timber sale monitoring and orienteering
Corporate campaigning
Non-violent direct action

Mon. 21 - Lyrid meteor shower
Sweat lodge takedown
Natural fertility awareness
Non-traditional relationships
Yoga
Climb and survey

Tues. 22
Sweat lodge takedown
Natural fertility awareness
Climb and survey
Radio communications

Wed. 23
Natural fertility awareness
Climb and survey

Thurs. 24
Break down camp

For more info or to volunteer skills, contact Mazama at  mfd@mazamaforestdefense.org
or at 541.482.2640

For this event, please...
BE CAREFUL WITH FIRE!!!
NO DOGS due to sensitivity of the area (contact us for special situations).
BRING FOOD to sustain yourself and contributions for community meals (fresh garlic, ginger, coffee, tea, soy and rice milk, cooking oil...)
BRING a tent, warm and cool clothing, rain gear, flashlight, bowl, utensils, tarp, instruments, etc.

homepage: homepage: http://www.mazamaforestdefense.org


You forgot... 13.Apr.2003 22:42

Trilox Woodsman

For this event, please...
NO MEN due to sensitivity of the women (contact us for special situations).