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Forest Service to log in Eugene's drinking water supply

McKenzie Ranger District of the Willamette National Forest plans on cutting the "Trapper" logging sale, despite being in Eugene's source of drinking water, despite substantial findings of red tree vole nests, the main food source of the spotted owl.
"Trapper" flyer
ARE WE GOING TO LET THE FOREST SERVICE CRAP UP EUGENE'S DRINKING WATER?!

The Forest Service plans on logging YET ANOTHER intact native forest in the MCKENZIE RIVER WATERSHED—EUGENE'S DRINKING WATER SUPPLY (best in the nation!), a recreational wonderland, and critical habitat for the endangered Bull Trout, Northern Spotted Owl, and countless other critters.

This destructive and irresponsible logging continues despite a 2005 EUGENE CITY COUNCIL RESOLUTION BANNING MATURE AND OLD GROWTH FOREST LOGGING in the source of Eugene's municipal water supply, despite THOUSANDS OF SIGNATURES opposing the logging, despite the outcry of OVER A DOZEN BUSINESSES along the McKenzie that depend on recreation and tourism dollars.

This summer, volunteers from N.E.S.T. and CASCADIA FOREST DEFENDERS found 30 RED TREE VOLE NESTS—voles are the main food source of the spotted owl—in the "TRAPPER" logging sale (previous Forest Service surveys found ZERO nests!). According to the Northwest Forest Plan, red tree vole nests must receive a 10 ACRE PROTECTIVE BUFFER from logging. Instead, the Forest Service is choosing to IGNORE this vital data, as it conflicts with their obsession for "GETTING OUT THE CUT"

LOGGING CAN BEGIN ANY DAY!

Please, take a moment to express your outrage to District Ranger MARY ALLISON, at the MCKENZIE RANGER DISTRICT of the Willamette National Forest, 822-3381, and demand that the "TRAPPER" logging sale be cancelled.

And while you're at it, contact the logging company planning to cut "Trapper"—SENECA JONES TIMBER CO., owned by Eugene's very own billionaire AARON U. JONES—and ask them why they're willing to muddy Eugene's drinking water supply for a cheap buck. They can be reached at 689-1231.

For more information, contact Cascadia Forest Defenders:  forestdefenders@riseup.net, or 541-688-2600.

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