About 40 protesters came out for the noon protest rally at the US Forest Service bldg. The morning fog had lifted, but the dry air was quite cold. We created our own warmth with our energy directed against logging of old growth timber in the Siskiyou's. Among the sign carriers were several mask wearers, an owl face and a Mardigras one. Others chalked graffiti at the building's entrance.
Two people wearing stilts explained the Forest Service is trying to log old-growth before a court can determine if the logging is legal. Logging could begin before the scheduled court case on March 22nd. Thousands of acres are threatened during the gap in court schedules. These sales are part of the controversial Biscuit logging plan, the largest logging scheme in the modern history of the national forest system. This new threat is unprecedented. If logging moves forward in the Siskiyous, millions of acres across the Northwest could be at risk.
Send a free fax to officials, www.siskiyou.org Tell them not to sllow logging of old-grown in the Siskiyou's before the March 22 court case is heard. Create a Siskiyou Wild Rivers National Conservation area to protect these forests for future generations.