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Resistance to Roadless Logging Escalates as Protesters Blockade Bridge

Early this morning, protestors erected a daring road blockade to halt logging at the Mike's Gulch Timber Sale in the Siskiyou National Forest, site of the first ever incursion into an Inventoried Roadless Area since the passage of the federal Roadless Rule in 2001. At least one activist is suspended in a cantilever off the side of the Green Bridge above the Illinois River in a manner that prohibits traffic across the bridge without endangering the life of the person hanging from it.

This dramatic action follows years of lawsuits, rallies, public comment periods and national media attention involving tens of thousands of people speaking out against the logging of the Biscuit. Over 2 million people submitted comments to protect our nation's roadless areas before the Biscuit fire and over 20,000 citizens submitted public comments opposing the Biscuit logging when it was proposed, and almost 100 arrests have been made of people engaging in nonviolent civil disobedience protesting the massive logging project.

www.o2collective.org | Klamath-Siskiyou Wildlands Center | Cascadia Wildlands Project | Biscuit Fire Background | Oregon Governor's Schedule of Public Meetings for Roadless Protections in Oregon

Laurel Sutherlin dangling from a bridge above the Illinois River
Laurel Sutherlin dangling from a bridge above the Illinois River
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