We just received word that the first Biscuit timber sale is now being logged.
Giant trees are falling in the Game Lake area on the northwest corner of the Kalmiopsis Wilderness. The timber sale is known as horse and the company logging it is Silver Creek Logging. This organization, headed by John West of Merlin, is a newly created front group for Roseburg Forest Products.
Silver Creek is the company that was suspended earlier this year for illegally cutting in the Kalmiopsis Wilderness and is under federal investigation for stealing more than 100 trees this year in the Flat Top area.
The area being logged contains significant stands of green ancient Port Orford Cedar. Because this tree is being driven to extinction by a root rot spread by logging, operations must cease by October 1.
Please prepare now to join citizens in stopping this illegal logging at the point of destruction. Details on where to meet and directions will be posted soon.