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
Klamath-Siskiyou Wildlands Center
Ashland, Oregon 97520