This event, planned by the Cascadia Rising Eco Defense Network and Back to the WALL, was part of a regon wide protest, taking place simultaneously in 9 cities in three states, Oregon, Washington and California. |
(Taken from the press release)
"Bush and Mark Rey (former timber industry lobbyist / Undersecretary of Agriculture in charge of the federal, public lands timber sale program) just released a final draft of a plan to eliminate "Survey and Manage" species protections. Survey and Manage was created as a result of the Spotted Owl controversy of the 80's and 90's mandates that surveys be made for rare and little known species before any timber sale in western California, Oregon, or Washington takes place - a basic "look before you log" requirement.
Survey and Manage has been a lynchpin of combating timber sales under the legal system for years and was the basis of the Straw Devil / Solo / Clark timber sale victories last summer."
Contact Back to the WALL 503.649.8493 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Cascadia Rising Eco-Defense Network 503.493.7495 / email@example.com
After marching to the Forest Service office from Waterfront park, the gathering was addressed first by Joe Keating of Back to the WALL and then Brian Frank of Cascadia Rising. During their brief remarks, four people representing 4 endangered species performed a symbolic dying, lying on the sidewalk for the remainder of the event. At the end they were resurrected, again symbolically, demonstrating the strength and determination of the community to resist this latest assault on the lands owned by the American people, and adminsitered by the U.S. Forest Service.
For an audio file of the event:
Survey and Manage Rally Audio