The Truth About Post-fire Logging and the Healthy Forests Initiative: Burning Issues in the Northwest Forest Management
Wednesday, March 8 - Portland Sierra Club office, 2950 SE Stark, #110
Join Ralph Bloemers from the Cascade Resources Advocacy Group and Oregon Chapter Sierra Club Conservation Coordinator Ivan Maluski for a slide show on the debate over logging after fires in our National Forests and the Healthy Forests Initiative.
Post-fire logging has emerged as one of the biggest threats to Oregon's wild places in recent years. In fact, the Bush administration has just announced it will proceed with the first two roadless logging projects in the lower 48 states since President Clinton protected America's roadless areas in 2000 - right here in Oregon!
In the wilds of southwestern Oregon, the Mike's Gulch and Blackberry timber sales threaten the North Kalmiopsis Inventoried Roadless area, which contains some of Oregon's healthiest runs of wild steelhead salmon, and is part of the state's largest contiguous low elevation forested roadless wilderness.
The slideshow will include information and discussion on HR 4200, new legislation that would speed logging after fires while sweeping away many environmental protections. The US House may vote on HR 4200 within the next few weeks.
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