Blodgett is located in the Umpqua National Forest near the town of Cottage Grove, Oregon. A tree-sit there last year saved 9 acres of old-growth (along with public outcry and pressure), and Roseburg Forest Products released paperwork stating that they would not begin logging the rest of the sale until 2004. Well....the forest defense community won a major victory against 6 other timber sales last week, and RFP is probably worried about a ripple effect and decided to get the trees on the ground before anything else could stop them....
The unit they will begin operations in is unit 7 - a highly diverse unit on a steep slope, and home to a cougar, and others. There are gorgeous rocky meadows there as well as madrones, hemlocks, sugar pines, doug firs, yew trees, and more.
Allyn Ford/RFP holds contracts to log dozens of other old-growth timber sales in Oregon.