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Roadless Red Alert!

Imminent Logging Threatens Oregon's Largest Roadless Area

Breaking news: The Bush administration is planning to auction the controversial Mike's Gulch roadless logging project this Friday, June 9th. Logging could begin within days after the auction.

The Mike's Gulch timber sale would saw into the largest roadless forest in Oregon: the 105,000-acre South Kalmiopsis Roadless Area. In addition to harming the South Kalmiopsis, Mike's Gulch would set a dangerous national precedent by logging roadless forests for the first time since the 2001 Roadless Rule was approved.
In a move to gut the Roadless Rule, the Bush administration has asked state governors to complete complicated petitions to protect roadless forests in their states. While some anti-conservation governors are not participating in the process, Oregon Governor Ted Kulongoski is currently creating a petition. Despite a promise to provide "interim protections" to roadless forests while petitions are being completed, the Bush administration is moving ahead with roadless forest logging in Oregon.

By charging ahead with roadless forest logging, The Bush administration is breaking their promise, and wrecking the very process they set up. In addition to the Mike's Gulch timber sale, the Bush administration is proposing to saw into the 90,000-acre North Kalmiopsis Roadless Area later this summer with the Blackberry timber sale.

TAKE ACTION
Please contact Oregon Governor Ted Kulongoski
1. Thank him for speaking up on behalf of Siskiyou roadless areas;
2. Ask him to seek a court injunction against the Mike's Gulch and Blackberry logging projects

Governor Kulongoski
160 State Capitol
900 Court St.
Salem, Oregon 97301-4047
Phone: (503) 378-4582, Fax: (503) 378-6827

Senator Ron Wyden and Representative Peter DeFazio have not weighed in on the logging of the North and South Kalmiopsis Roadless Areas.

Call them and ask them to:
1. Stand with Governor Kulongoski and publicly oppose the logging of roadless forests in the Siskiyou
2. Pressure the Bush administration to cancel the Mike's Gulch and Blackberry logging sales

Senator Ron Wyden
1220 SW 3rd Ave., Suite 585
Portland, OR 97204
Phone:(503) 326-7525, Fax:(541) 431-0610 (in DC):(202) 228-2717

Representative Peter DeFazio
151 West 7th, Suite 400
Eugene, OR 97401
Phone: (541) 465-6732, Fax:(541) 465-6732 (in DC):(202) 225-0032
Toll free in Oregon: 1-800-944-9603
Call Forest Service Chief Dale Bosworth and tell him to:

1. Immediately withdraw all roadless logging proposals in the Siskiyou National Forest including the Mikes Gulch and Blackberry logging sales.
2. Stop breaking your promise! Restore a moratorium on roadless area logging while state specific roadless petitions are developed.

Forest Service Chief Bosworth
USDA Forest Service
1400 Independence Ave., SW, Washington, DC 20250-0003
Phone: 202/205-1661; Fax: 202/205-1765; Email:  dbosworth@fs.fed.us

Thanks for helping us protect America's Roadless Forests!

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