On October 12th, folks went with BARK to visit the Juncrock Timber Sale in the Mt. Hood National Forest. We went to see first hand what healthy stands of forest the Barlow Ranger District wants to log in the name of eradicating Indian Paint fungus and other natural diseases. A Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) (posted at http://www.bark-out.org/tsdb/detail.php?sale=jrck) has been completed for the Juncrock Timber Sale, and it is critical that the Forest Service hear from as many of us as possible that we don't' want this splendid eastside forest logged. When the comment period is over, the Forest Service will render a final decision, so now is your chance to make a difference! |
COMMENT DEADLINE: MONDAY, OCT. 27!
Even if you didn't go on the hike, take our word for it, and watch the video (see link below), it is very important if you want to help save these healthy stands of forest that you send letters objecting to this egregious sale to: Becky Nelson, Barlow Ranger District, USFS, 780 N.E. Court St., Dufur, Oregon. (Please also email Bark a copy at email@example.com.
Our goal is 200 personally written letters on this sale, and we only have less than a week left to meet this goal. You can visit the area on your own or with the Juncrock Adopt-A-Sale team. (call Bark at 331-0374). Driving Directions: From Portland, take highway 26 east approximately 13 miles past the junction with highway 35. Take a left on highway 216 toward Bear Springs and Maupin. In approximately 3 miles, turn left of 2130. The timber sale units are off roads 2139, 4310, 2313. Maps are available at http://www.bark-out.org/tsdb/detail.php?sale=jrck..
. Some Ideas for Your Juncrock Comments: