Update on the situation at Sten:
Yesterday (sept 14th) contract climbers working for US Forest Service Law Enforcement and Lane Co. Sheriff's evicted 2 of the 3 tree-sits in Sten unit 43. One tree is still occupied. Active logging has begun within unit 43.
Today (sept 15th) USFS and Sheriff's Dept LEO's escorted fellers into the area of the two evicted tree-sits and found one tree had been reoccupied by an activist during the night. Law enforcement guarded loggers as they cut trees around the activist, who remains in the tree at last report. Two activists were arrested on the ground, both were charged with interfering with an agricultural operation. Another activist is remaining in the third tree-sit further down the hill that was not evicted yesterday.
A police report was filed yesterday september 14th by an independent journalist who was present during the arrow attack last weekend. The report was taken by 2 officers from Lane Co. Sheriff's office. These same 2 Sheriff's were on-site today(sept 15th)in unit 43 at Sten, evidently the Lane Co. Sheriff's Department feels arresting forest activists is more important than finding violent criminals who would attempt to kill them.
Activists are continuing to occupy the forest at Sten and prevent further logging. Updated information will be provided as it comes in.
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