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Wild Weekend for the Wild Siskiyous Oct 1-4

National Forest Protection Alliance
Sixth Annual National Convention
October 1-4 * Sis-Q Meadows
Cave Junction * Southern Oregon
Join with grassroots forest activists from across the Northwest and nation for what promises to be a historic weekend!

We will build upon our vision for the permanent protection of public lands. The convention will be held at the Sis-Q Meadows camp in the remarkable Siskiyou Wild Rivers area - one of the most biologically diverse forests in the world and home to the largest proposed logging project in U.S. Forest Service history (the Biscuit).

Co-sponsored by KS Wild, O2 Collective, Umpqua Watersheds, Friends of Rouge-Kalmiopsis, Headwaters, Bark, Oregon Wildlife Federation, Protecting and Restoring Oregon Wildlands, Northwest Old Growth Campaign, Native Forest Network, Defenders of the Black Hills, The Lands Council, Kentucky Heartwood, Sequoia ForestKeeper, Klamath Forest Alliance, American Lands Alliance, WildPlaces Ecological Restoration & Education, and the Sierra Club Redwood Chapter.

For more information contact Klamath Siskiyou Wildlands Center at 541.821.3882,  lesley@kswild.org or National Forest Protection Alliance at 406.542.7565,  nfpa@forestadvocate.org.

STICK AROUND AFTER THE CONVENTION AND BE A PART OF HISTORY!
Monday, Oct. 4th - Help Make Ancient Forest Logging HISTORY!
Hundreds will gather for a peaceful protest rally to stop the Biscuit Logging Project. Do your part and ARRIVE WITH FIVE (of your friends)! More information coming soon.

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PROGRAM SCHEDULE

Friday, October 1

4:00-9:00 Registration
6:30-8:00 Dinner
8:00 -9:30 What's Working Circle: We will start the convention with informal updates from
everyone to hear about what's working with local efforts to protect your forests. Bring
photos or images to tell your story.


Saturday, October 2

8:00-9:00 Breakfast
9:00-10:00 Opening Circle - The Power of One: The NFPA Network
10:00-11:30 First 100 days in office with Bush or Kerry
(facilitated small group break outs)

11:45-1:00 First 100 Days in Office with Bush or Kerry
(Group reports and facilitated discussion)

1:00-2:00 Lunch

2:00-3:30 WORKSHOPS
- Volunteer Coordination - Brian Frank, BARK
- Developing Place-Based Markets Campaigns - ForestEthics
- Grassroots Fundraising - Susan Curry, NFPA Executive Director
- Non-Violent Training - tba

4:00-5:00 The future of the campaign to end commercial logging on public lands (facilitated discussion)

5:00-6:30 NFPA Delegate Roundtable (fish bowl participation)
6:30-8:30 Dinner, Awards Ceremony, Auction, Music

SUNDAY, October 3

10:30 -12:00 WORKSHOPS
- Forest Watch Update on HFI and legal issues. Bryan Bird, NFPA Vice President
- Student Organizing on Forest Issues - tba
- CD and 501c3 organizations: How civil disobedience and direct action campaigns
interact with organizations. Rainforest Action Network.
- Non-Violent Training - tba
- Do-it-your-self workshop (sign up on site to lead your own workshop)

12:00 - 12:30 Closing Circle and group photo

1:00 - 4:30 Field Tours (sack lunch)
... Biscuit fire (Fiddler timber sale) by Romain Cooper and Roger Brandt.
... Natural selection vs. management on private lands - A tour of Oriville Camp's mill and of
South Deer Alternative site, and old growth forest (BLM).
... Natural History and Ecology of the Siskiyous
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START OF RALLY PREPARATION - locations and time subject to change

12:00-5:00 Non-violence training (times subject to change)
5:00-7:00 Dinner
7:00- Action Planning

MONDAY, October 4th

Time: As early as the log trucks roll/saws are buzzing. Come Sunday.
Location: Where the trees are falling or the Grants Pass Forest Service office
More information will be posted at www.forestadvocate.org and emailed as the rally is developed.

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LIVE and SILENT AUCTION: See friends and colleagues turn into Christmas shoppers at midnight as activists bid over priceless treasures at the annual NFPA auction. Bidding will start Friday evening and go until Saturday night. Please help NFPA continue to protect public forest by participating in the annual auction. Bring an item to auction and money to bid. We can't take credit cards, sorry.

ACCOMMODATIONS: Everyone should bring a sleeping bag, towel, warm clothes and rain gear. The facilities include rustic cabins with bunker-style beds for 78 people with each cabin accommodating 8-10 campers. The camp features 4 teepees, a field to set up personal tents, a large meeting facility and 2 awesome fire rings with seating. There are also restroom and shower facilities for men and women. Tables will be available to display your organization's materials. NO PETS ALLOWED.

WHAT TO BRING
- Sleeping bag, towel, flash light, snacks
- A visual depiction (photo, news clippings, etc.) for the "what's working" circle
- A group photo of your organization/supporters for "The Power of One" display.
- Materials from your organization/campaign
- Check book for the fundraising auction (early Christmas gifts)
DIRECTIONS: Sisk-Q Meadows, 324 Airport Drive, Cave Junction, 97523. 541-592-3766. For additional directions, go to www.mapquest.com.

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HOW TO REGISTER - Mail the Registration Form to Lesley Adams by September 20 with check to KS Wild, Atten: Lesley Adams, PO Box 102, Ashland, OR 97520. Please make checks payable to NFPA.

REGISTRATION PRICE LIST - Pre-registration is encouraged so we can provide enough food. We won't turn anyone away.

CONVENTION PACKAGE: $38/night includes lodging and 3 meals. Full registration $114 (9 meals). Last meal is sack lunch on Monday. This doesn't include the registration fee. If staying for the protest, lodging and diner on Monday is extra. Free camping will also be provided on Monday.
- Registration fee: $5 for individual NFPA members. $10 for organizational members. $10 for non-NFPA members. Add $3 after September 20.
- NFPA Introductory Membership Special - NFPA is offering a special membership rate of $15, instead of our standard $25.
- Lodging: $14/person/night.This includes tent camping or cabins.
- Meals: Breakfast $6 * Lunch $6 * Dinner $6.50 *
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REGISTRATION FORM - Only send this portion to register

Name: _________________________________________________________
Affiliation (if any): _______________________________________________
Complete Address: _______________________________________________
Phone: _________________________________________________________
Email: __________________________________________________________
Would you like weekly email updates from NFPA? _____________________

Please indicate meals and overnight accommodations

1.Registration: This is for the weekend (not per day). It's to help us cover our costs and break even for the convention.
___ $5 for individual members of NFPA
___ $10 for organizational members of NFPA (fee waived for co-sponsors who have contributed funds)
___ $15 for non-organizational members of NFPA
___ $15 for non-members
____$ Add $3 after September 20
2. Lodging: $14/person/night
Lodging options include dorm-style cabins or tent camping. Fee applies for either.
___Friday ___Saturday ___Sunday
___ Monday night (not included in convention package rate - $14).
Note: There will be free camping facilities that we will post soon.

3. Day use: $10 per day (This is less than what they charge us).
This means you aren't sleeping, but want to attend. Registration fee is voluntary if paying a day use fee. If you are only attending for a few hours, just make a donation if you can. We won't turn anyone away.

4. Meals: __Vegetarian __Vegan __ Any food allergies?
Costs: Dinners $6.50 o Lunches $6.00 o Breakfasts $6.00
Note: Meals will be mostly organic and will be the best camp food ever. See agenda for times of meals. Please indicate the meals your would like:

FRIDAY 1
Diner __

SATURDAY 2
Breakfast __
Lunch __
Diner __

SUNDAY 3
Breakfast __
Sack Lunch __
Diner __

MONDAY 4
Breakfast __
Sack lunch ___
Diner ___ (not included in convention package - $6.50)

Will you bring a tent or sleep in a cabin? ___________

Registration Sub-total: $______
Lodging Sub-total: $______
Meals Sub-total: $______

YES, I can donate to the scholarship fund $______

YES, I would like to become a member of NFPA for a special $15 offer $_____

Total Enclosed: $______

Please make checks payable to NFPA. Send to Lesley Adams ( lesley@kswild.org) by September 20 or mail KS Wild, Atten: Lesley Adams, PO Box 102, Ashland, OR 97520.


FLIGHTS: If you need shuttle service from the Medford Airport, please include the following flight information. If you need to be picked up from another airport, please fill out the same information with the name of the airport.

Arrival: Date: Time: Airline: Flight #
Departure: Date: Time: Airline: Flight #

CARPOOLS
___ I can drive __ # of people (including luggage) from(name of city) on (this date).
___ I would like a ride from (name of city) on (date).

For more information call KS Wild at 541-821-3882,  lesley@kswild.org or NFPA at 406-542-7565,  nfpa@forestadvocate.org. More at www.forestadvocate.org.

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