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Logging has begun in the "protected" old-growth reserves of the Fiddler timber sale within the Biscuit logging project. 11 people were arrested at a blockade yesterday:
This is a hugely bad, precent setting logging, the first logging (without explicit congressional authorization) of "protected" old-growth, set aside for spotted owl habitat in the mid-90's. The logging yesterday was in an area directly adacent to an inventoried roadless area.
The overall Biscuit timber project involved in this logging is slated to be 370 Million Board Feet on 19,500 acres (30.41 sq. miles) of National Forest. That's 70,000 log trucks of logs. This logging includes 8,173 acres (12.77 sq. miles) in Oregon's largest unprotected roadless areas (the North and South Kalmiopsis) and 6,303 acres of logging on these "protected" late-successional / old-growth reserves.
Worse, the logging is happening in advance of a March 22nd 9th Circuit Court of Appeals lawsuit, that is likely to rule the logging operations are illegal! The goal of the timber companies is to have this forest logged before that can happen.
If you can come to support the campaign here, please do ASAP, and spread the word if you can't! This campaign will be going on for a long, long time and help is needed constantly and especially now.
Contact Kalmiopsis EF! @ 541-659-2682 or email@example.com for more information.
Also, please call and tell everyone you know to call these politicos:
1. Publicly ask the Forest Service NOT to log old-growth reserves in the Siskiyou until the scheduled court case can be heard.
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 DC:(202) 224-5244
Oregon Governor Ted Kulongoski
Phone: (503) 378-4582
160 State Capitol, 900 Court Street
Salem, Oregon 97301-4707
Congressman Peter DeFazio
151 West 7th, Suite 400 Eugene, OR 97401
Phone: (541) 465-6732
or toll-free in Oregon: 1-800-944-9603
Washington DC: (202) 225-6416