#96 WILD NORTHWEST, February 24, 2004 |
A Message from Northwest Ecosystem Alliance
=====Keeping the Northwest Wild=====
When it rains, it pours: once again we need to alert you to a Forest Service proposal that affects a critical Northwest landscape. Following a major road washout in 2002 and another this year, the Forest Service plans to reroute the Dosewallips River road by building a new section through a classic old-growth forest reserve. The reserve provides habitat for threatened northern spotted owls, marbled murrelets, and bald eagles, and supports hundreds of other fish and wildlife species. The new, nearly mile-long road would fragment a large old-growth grove along the river, taking out as many as 200 massive and ancient old-growth spruce, cedar, and fir. The road will degrade salmon habitat by dumping sediment into tributaries that feed the Dosewallips.
Please write Hood Canal Ranger Dave Craig, and tell him that you oppose old-growth logging. Let him know that you support closing and converting the remaining road into a trail, and restoring this old riparian forest and wild gateway to the Olympic National Park. Comments are needed by February 29, 2004.
To take action online, please go to www.ecosystem.org/action/index.html?MessageTemplateID=3.
Or call or write:
Dave Craig, District Ranger
Hood Canal Ranger District
PO Box 68
Hoodsport, WA 98548
(360) 877-5254 firstname.lastname@example.org
For an explanation of the alternatives, visit www.ecosystem.org/nationalforests/dosew_details.html.
For more background or to read other comments, go to www.ecosystem.org/act/96.html#more.
Thank you for making your voice heard and for defending the Dosewallips old growth!
Northwest Ecosystem Alliance
1208 Bay St., Ste. 201
Bellingham, WA 98225
360.671.9950 ext. 24
Keeping the Northwest wild. For further information, please visit www.ecosystem.org.
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