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Proposed Meteor Timber Sale Could Devastate Salmon River; Comments due Dec. 21

The Klamath National Forest Service is proposing to log 744 acres in the spectacular Salmon River watershed, threatening ancient forests, Riparian Reserves, and Wild and Scenic River corridors.

The Salmon River is a key migration route between the Marble Mountain, Trinity Alps, Russian, and Siskiyou Wilderness Areas. This is one of the wildest places in the lower 48 states and is currently threatened with thousands of acres of logging. Through the Knob and Glassups Timber Sales - and now the Meteor - the Klamath National Forest aims to liquidate much of the remaining low elevation ancient forest on both forks of the Salmon River.

EPIC, the Klamath Forest Alliance, and Klamath-Siskiyou Wildlands Center are challenging the Knob Timber Sale in federal court, and need your help to block the disastrous Meteor. The majestic Salmon River is much too precious to lose, and the Forest Service must know that citizens from across the state and nation demand its protection. Please write the Klamath National Forest today and urge them to deny the Meteor Timber Sale and to protect the Salmon River and these ancient forests. Key issues on the logging sale are [ below ].

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