Mudslides adjacant and below planned Blackberry roadless areas clear-cuts will only aggrevate and cause larger mudslides and likley shutdown lower Illinois and Rogue River sportfishing.
These many mudlsides (upwards of a dozen documented thus far in the relatively small North Indigo Creek drainage) and the one pictured likely shutdown the Rogue River sportfishing in 1995 and 1996. Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife and the Siskiyou National Forest have these mudlside events documented but seem to be claiming some sort of amnesia letting these clearcut units above and adjacent to these huge mudslides move forward.
One such mudslide is pictured. This mudslide may have been chiefly responsible for the shutdown of the lower Rogue River back in '95 and '96. The picture is from USGS.
The Blackberry salvage sale units could be clear-cut any day now.
THE TIME TO ACT ON THIS NEW INFORMATION IS NOW!
ESPECIALLY, If you are a fisher person or make your living on the Rogue River you need to call your Senator and Congressam Peter DeFazio, the Governor and the Forest Service at Region 6 headquarters and demand that the Blackberry sale be canceled because the lower Rogue and Illinois River salmon fishery is too important to sacrifice for the profits of one Oregon timber baron and his servants.