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Boise Cascade: Keep Your Word

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What: Protest Action. Led by the Back 2 The Wall's (B2TW) bus named COOL and flanked by 8' trees, citizen's wearing green ribbons will march in a dirge on Boise Cascade. A 20'x3' banner with "Boise Cascade: Keep Your Word" will be prominently displayed.

When: Tuesday September 20th @ 12:15 PM till 1 PM

Why: To oppose Boise's Cascade's decision to log old growth in the B&B fire Sale in the Deschutes National Forest. This decision breaks Boise Cascade's widely publicized 2003 promise not to harvest from old growth forests in the United States.

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Great direct action! 20.Sep.2005 15:49

Forest defender

Back2theWALL organized this protest to oppose Boise's Cascade's decision to log old growth in the B&B fire Sale in the Deschutes National Forest. This decision breaks Boise Cascade's widely publicized 2003 promise not to harvest from old growth forests in the United States.

The protest began with Joe Keating of B2TW who said "As we speak, Boise Cascade is aggressively logging old growth trees in the B&B fire Sale. We demand that Boise Cascade immediately discontinue this logging which is in clear violation of its agreement. Boise Cascade is emboldened by Bush's liberalization of logging regulations and his 'Steal The Forests Initiative' dedicated to 'getting the cut out'."

The protesters were few in number but vocal and spirited.
A large banner that read "Boise Cascade: Keep your word" flew in the background

Several people offered emotional commentary including cancer survivor and teacher "Carol Leona" who cried with sadness at the thought of the forests vanishing before her great grandchildren could see them. She thanked the magic of the Yue tree which helped her save her own life.

The office workers were interested from a distance, but the Boise Cascade office went into "lockdown" once they realized what was happening. It wasn't long before the police came and ended the protest, but not before songs and chants echoed throughout the Lake Oswego business park.