We must stand up to oppose it!
After years of tireless work by millions of Americans on behalf of
wildlands, in January 2001, the Clinton Administration put in place a
regulation protecting 58.5 million acres of roadless National Forests.
These areas are the cream of the crop of pristine, otherwise
unprotected wild places: some of the biggest trees, the wildest
rivers, and last refuges for endangered wildlife.
Ever since, the Bush Administration has been working to undo these
protections in order to log, mine, and drill these precious areas.
Bush gets his way on August 7th, when logging begins in Mike's Gulch,
located in the extraordinary South Kalmiopsis Roadless Area of the
Siskiyou-Rogue River National Forest.
A massive protest to decry this precedent-setting destruction will
take place at the Siskiyou-Rogue River National Forest Service office,
333 W. 8th St. in Medford at noon on August 7th.
Our message is "Roadless is Priceless." T-shirts bearing this message
will be available. In addition, please bring the following props:
Oregon State flags, potted baby trees, colorful signs and costumes.
After the rally, all who choose to are invited to participate in a
peaceful act of civil disobedience. We plan to express our discontent
with Bush forest policy by staging a peaceful sit-in or simple
line-crossing. Details will not likely be worked out until the
morning of the 7th but all are welcome to participate on that day.
This event is designed for the whole family. Please bring everyone
you love. Car pools are planned from Eugene, Portland and the
Roadless areas around the country are now under threat of destruction.
Mike's Gulch happens to be the very first to fall under the axe. We
need to send a strong message to fellow U.S. citizens and elected
officials around the country to make sure that this policy ends
We will try to keep updates posted at www.o2collective.org.