Calling all those who love Cascadia and wish to defend its threatened ecosystems - for the kickoff of CasT.A.Z. - a midsummer Cascadia Temporary Autonomous Zone!A skill-share and community building event, Cas T.A.Z. will be held in the heart of the Willamette National Forest, surrounded by a tract of beautiful and threatened ancient forest. What is it?: This is to be a DIY skill-share and community building event. It is a designated hierarchy and oppression free space, for all those who wish to take action to protect Cascadia's last remaining wild places. Co-created by all participants, content and activities will be shaped by all those who attend. Please come ready to engage and take an active role! Workshops and discussions will be followed by strategy sessions and direction building for current and future campaigns. Proposed workshops include: climb trainings, plant/herb walks, survival in the forest, lessons from past forest defense campaigns, using the media as a tool, the logging industry/USFS/BLM assault on public lands, tactics, building long-term community in forest defense, know your rights, and more! Please bring your workshop ideas, discussion topics, and suggestions! There will be space to add to the schedule and improvise, throughout the week. There will be no fully stocked communal kitchen. Please come with your own camping supplies, food for yourself and the community. Where?: The site of Cas T.A.Z. is home to many acres of native old growth forest, slated to be logged before 2011, by the Seneca Jones Timber Company. These 300-400 year old trees support a fragile ecosystem, inadequately protected by the USFS. In 2006, independent NEST surveyors found more than 40 nests of the protected Red Tree Vole, a vital food for the endangered spotted owl... where incompetent Forest Service surveys found none. This precious habitat and forest has yet to receive the legal protected status that it deserves. Oppressive, hierarchical, patriarchal, imperialist. racist, homophobic attitudes and behavior will not be welcomed or tolerated! CasTAZ begins will be held Sat-Mon, Aug 1 -3, within an hour's drive of Eugene, Oregon. Location details will be announced, shortly! Please join us - for a day, a week, the whole summer, or beyond!