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Portland Rally to Demand Post-Fire Accountability from the Regional Forest Service

Join your fellow undomesticated city-dwellers on Fat Tuesday to support the Forest Service in canceling the largest timber sale complex in history. Over the last 2 1/2 years, the timber industry and its trade associations have lobbied against our forests' ecological health. Ranks of scientists have argued against the sale, but that hasn't kept dozens of Editorials citing fictitious science or "common sense" from appearing in pro-logging newspapers around the state. Meet at Noon at the OK Corral, I mean, the Forest Service Region 6 HQ SW 2nd between Oak and Stark streets, on Tuesday, February 8th.
 Senator Wyden's many awards and accomplishments
Senator Wyden's many awards and accomplishments
Since it's Fat Tuesday, wear your favorite costume and bring a noisemaker! Let's give them a vibrant view of humanity - let's show the bureaucrats how to get down!

We'll be gathering at 6pm Monday night to make signs and banners, at the Cascadia RiSiNG! Infoshop, at the intersection of SE 16th and Clinton Streets.

Here's some of the serious background to the sale:

Thousands of acres of sensitive old-growth reserves are now imminently threatened by the Fiddler, Steed, Berry, Wafer, Hobson, Lazy, and Briggs Six logging sales. These Biscuit logging sales would degrade the well-known Fiddler Mountain/Babyfoot Lake area and the Fall Creek Trail in the Siskiyou National Forest.

The Forest Service is trying to saw through these sales before a court case on the legality of the logging can be heard by a judge on March 22nd. If logging proceeds, it could be completed before the court decides whether the logging is legal or not.

Despite restrictions on winter logging, the Forest Service is colluding with logging companies and rushing to log our old-growth reserves.

Don't let the Forest Service get away with this outrageous, unfair behavior. Please take action today to protect our old-growth forest reserves.

Please visit  http://www.o2collective.org/ or contact  kerul@o2collective.org for more information.

*Please call Oregon Senator Ron Wyden, Oregon Governor Ted Kulongoski and Siskiyou Nat'l Forest Supervisor Scott Conroy and ask them to:*

1. Ask the Forest Service NOT to log old-growth reserves in the Siskiyou until the scheduled court case can be heard (which begins on March 22nd). 2. Create a Siskiyou Wild Rivers National Conservation Area to protect and restore this special part of Oregon for future generations.

Senator Ron Wyden
700 NE Multnomah St. Suite 450
Portland, OR 97232
Portland: (503) 326-7525
Washington DC202) 224-5244

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

Scott Conroy
Siskiyou Nat'l Forest Supervisor
Phone: (541) 858-2210

homepage: homepage: http://salvage.cascadiarising.org
phone: phone: (503) 493-7495

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Argh! 06.Feb.2005 19:50

Citizen 546

Why noon on a weekday? Why not 4 or 5 or say noon on Sat?
Is there a reason we are having this rally when working people can't come?

To frustrated working citizen 07.Feb.2005 07:03

StevetheGreen

While I understand your frustration with not being able to attend the rally, the noon time on a weekday is by far the best time to have an impact.
Many times, they end up locking down the forest service building and the corporate media shows up.

While a Saturday or Sunday rally may allow for larger numbers, experience has shown us in the past that the impact of the rally is noticed by far fewer people.

Take a long lunch!
Play hookey!
Make up an excuse!

It's always doable.

See you in the streets.

The Forest Service is closed on Saturday 07.Feb.2005 12:41

Portlander

It's always a trade-off to schedule protests when the target of the protest (workers and officials) will actually be there to witness it, not to mention random members of the public, vs. going when other people who have similar day schedules are busy with their own work. It's pretty boring over by the Forest Service at Noon on Saturday. That's a good idea, about scheduling it for the end of the day, when the workers will be wanting to head home, but will still see it. Might be a little dark by then, though, if the clouds keep covering the sky, and it's already been announced for Noon...