The Cascadia Forest Defenders (Eugene) and The Cascadia RiSiNG! collective (Portland) are hosting an Action Camp in the Willamette National Forest @ the Straw Devil timber sale from July 30 thru August 2 to bring attention to the ongoing destruction and loss of our public forest lands.
Please join us for workshops including:
Basic and Advanced Climbing, Plant ID, Ecology, Timber Sales and Forest Issues 101, Health and Safety, Group Building skills, direct action planning, Gender Discussion, Forest Ecology and more!
Call 541.684.8977 (Eugene / all locations south) or 503.493.7495 (in Portland / all locations north of Eugene) or contact action(at)cascadiarising.org for more information or to offer / request a ride to the camp.
Look for workshop schedule updates on Indymedia and www.cascadiarising.org to be posted the week prior to the campout.
Straw Devil has (since Spring 2003) been the site of full time forest occupation, including an all womyn occupation at one part of the sale (Unit 6). A mixed gender encampment works nearby in conjunction and solidarity with the womyn's action.
Straw Devil is currently held up by a lawsuit, the results of which are expected as soon as mid-August. Logging could begin at any point thereafter. The sale is the site of numerous Red Tree Vole nests (the primary food source of the Northern Spotted Owl), which the forest service is not protecting. The sale also has massive ancient 400+ year old trees, steep slopes, nearby creeks, and lots of massive Incense Cedar (an uncommon tree in that part of Oregon).
ALL GENDERS WELCOME (past action camps at Straw Devil have been all womyn oriented and organized) OPPRESSIVE BEHAVIOR IS NOT!
CFD (in Eugene):
Cascadia RiSiNG! EcoDefense (in portland):
503-493-7495 action(at)cascadiarising.org www.cascadiarising.org