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Photos from logging in the Elliot Free State

Photos from sites of destruction in the Elliot State Forests, Umpcoos Ridge 2 Sale, cut by Roseburg Forest Products
Clearcutting native forests in the Umpcoos Ridge 2 sale
Clearcutting native forests in the Umpcoos Ridge 2 sale
Clearcutting native forests in the Umpcoos Ridge 2 sale
Clearcutting native forests in the Umpcoos Ridge 2 sale
Clearcutting native forests in the Umpcoos Ridge 2 sale
Clearcutting native forests in the Umpcoos Ridge 2 sale
Clearcutting native forests in the Umpcoos Ridge 2 sale
Clearcutting native forests in the Umpcoos Ridge 2 sale
Erosion and landslides on these steep slopes are inevitable..
Erosion and landslides on these steep slopes are inevitable..
This massive log rolled into the drainage below
This massive log rolled into the drainage below
This strip of trees seems to be their idea of a riparian buffer
This strip of trees seems to be their idea of a riparian buffer
Giant trees have slid down the ridge, ending up in the drainage below
Giant trees have slid down the ridge, ending up in the drainage below
Clearcutting native forests in the Umpcoos Ridge 2 sale
Clearcutting native forests in the Umpcoos Ridge 2 sale
Giant trees have slid down the ridge, ending up in the drainage below
Giant trees have slid down the ridge, ending up in the drainage below
Old maple in the drainage below the sale
Old maple in the drainage below the sale
Old maple in the drainage below the sale
Old maple in the drainage below the sale
saprophytes still grow on the hillside where logging has not yet reached
saprophytes still grow on the hillside where logging has not yet reached
Clearcutting native forests in the Umpcoos Ridge 2 sale
Clearcutting native forests in the Umpcoos Ridge 2 sale
The Elliot Free State, which is still being defended as of this post, allowed forest defenders to visit the sites already logged by Roseburg Forest Products. Defenders documented these sites, showing the undeniable presence of a native forest ecosystem and the destruction of it due to clearcut logging practices.

We documented disturbance of riparian areas critical for coho salmon spawning and the loss of large trees suitable for Spotted Owl and Marble Murlett nesting. The Oregon Department Forestry (ODF) refuses to survey for these endangered species in the areas they are logging. See for yourself the destruction caused by clearcutting in the Elliot State Forests.

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