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Biscuit Timber Sale Emergency!

Very Bad News for KS Wild (www.kswild.org)

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals lifted its temporary restriction on logging in Old-Growth Reserves at the Biscuit timber sale. With some logging already ongoing, this decision opens the floodgates for seven (7) separate timber sales, affecting thousands of acres of wild, old-growth forests surrounding the world-class Kalmiopsis Wilderness Area.
 Fiddler Old-Growth Reserve Indi timber sale, Biscuit, cut fall 2004
Fiddler Old-Growth Reserve Indi timber sale, Biscuit, cut fall 2004
 Fiddler Old-Growth Reserve Indi timber sale, Biscuit, cut fall 2004
Fiddler Old-Growth Reserve Indi timber sale, Biscuit, cut fall 2004
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals lifted its temporary restriction on logging in Old-Growth Reserves at the Biscuit timber sale. With some logging already ongoing, this decision opens the floodgates for seven (7) separate timber sales, affecting thousands of acres of wild, old-growth forests surrounding the world-class Kalmiopsis Wilderness Area.

The Biscuit fire burned through many reserves that are home to ancient trees that have experienced fire for millennia. In total, the Bush Forest Service is planning to log 6,300 acres of these old-growth reserves as part of the so-called "Biscuit Fire Recovery Project." Old-growth reserves are special places normally set aside from logging to provide a safety net of habitat for sensitive wildlife species.

Take action today contact Governor Kulongoski and Senator Wyden and ask them to:

1. Conserve an Oregon treasure by publicly urging the Forest Service to cancel these old-growth reserve timber sales.

2. Protect fish, clean water, wildlife and recreation economies by opposing logging in old-growth reserves.

3. To support the permanent protection of the Siskiyou Wild Rivers Area in southern Oregon, one of the most biological rich ecosystems in the world.

Call or Write Today!

Senator Ron Wyden
Portland: (503) 326-7525
Washington DC: 1-800-839-5276 (capitol switchboard ­ ask for Wyden¹s office)
700 NE Multnomah St. Suite 450
Portland, OR 97232

Governor Ted Kulongoski
160 State Capitol, 900 Court Street
Salem, Oregon 97301-4707
(503) 378-4582


Klamath-Siskiyou Wildlands Center
Ashland, Oregon 97520
541.488.5789
www.kswild.org

homepage: homepage: http://www.cascadiarising.org
phone: phone: 503-493-7495

add a comment on this article

spike\ing? 17.Jan.2005 06:59

The Lorax

has anyone tought of spiking the trees with 10 inch creramic nails? it worked wonder for a forest in my area (Pennsylvaina)that was to be clearcut. drive 'em in at night and allert the loggers in the morning that the trees are worthless to them

An editorial article in the Bed Bullitin 18.Jan.2005 11:57

fustican

The writer of the article was happy that the 9th Circuit Court of appeals had lifted an injunction against timber sales in the area of the biscuit fire. He also complained that the delays due to litigation had caused the stumpage values to decrease drastically.
Also, I guess the heavy snows have decreased accessability anyway.