Join the Cascadia Wildlands Project, Siskiyou Project , and forest advocates from the region on March 8 at 10 am (7th and Charnelton, Eugene) to put some heat on Oregon's Congresscritters, and help make them take a stand against the largest proposed timber sale in modern history. The proposal will log the heart out of the Siskiyou Wild Rivers Area and will fill enough log truck loads lined up from Portland to the East Coast. Bring freshly baked biscuits, signs/banners and lots of your friends. (See buttermilk biscuits recipe below.) For more info or to help with the event, contact the CWP, 541.434.1463; firstname.lastname@example.org.
* 2 cups all-purpose flour
* 1 tablespoon baking powder
* 3/4 teaspoon salt
* 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
* 5 tablespoons chilled vegetable shortening
* 1 cup buttermilk
Preheat oven to 425F. In a large bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, salt, and baking soda. Cut shortening into the flour mixture with a pastry blender until the mixture forms coarse crumbs. Add buttermilk, tossing with a fork, until dough holds together. Turn dough onto a floured surface and form into a disk. Knead lightly just a few times until smooth. Pat dough to a 3/4-inch thickness. Using a biscuit cutter or glass dipped in flour, cut out biscuits. Place biscuits about 2 inches apart on an ungreased baking sheet. Gather the trimmings and repeat forming and cutting. Bake about 12 to 15 minutes, until golden brown. Makes 12.
* $1.1 million in campaign contributions from the timber industry
* 12,000 acres of inventoried roadless areas adjacent to the Kalmiopsis Wilderness
* a naturally occurring mixed severity wild fire
* 20,000 acres of late-successional reserves off limits to logging for spotted owls.
* $30,000 from the Douglas County Commissioners
Take the campaign contributions. Use the $30,000 to cook up an OSU school of forestry report calling for logging burned timber "to capture economic value." Sometimes the actual data doesn't support these logging levels and you may need to fudge the numbers. Log in the roadless areas and the late-successional reserves. Ignore 23,000 public comments supporting restoration and protection of wilderness areas. Ignore the recommendations of leading scientists about logging in owl reserves. Makes about a billion board feet, the largest timber sale in history.