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Palomar Employees at Pipeline; NEST needs volunteers

N.E.S.T : the Northwest Eco-system Survey Team is in need of climbers and Ground supporters to join them in the forests of Mt. Hood
N.E.S.T. is out climbing along the quadrants of the proposed LNG pipeline. The purpose: locating nests of the red tree vole, the main food source of the northern spotted owl. We need all the help we can get whether in the form of: climbers, ground support, $, veggies, climbing/ camping gear...everything helps.
Shooting lines into Trees
Shooting lines into Trees
Climber at NEST
Climber at NEST
Palomar employees, forest service, and independent engineers came to check on the proposed route of the pipeline Friday morning. NEST camp is next to the pipeline route, and the Clackamas River. The plans for the pipeline are to go through ancient forests of Mt. Hood and the scenic Clackamas River. Employees had little to say in stopping construction; saying "it is all in way of progress".
NEST is putting out a call for volunteers. We need able bodies would can climb, do ground support, watch camp, and help out as much as possible. This is a pressing matter. These units need surveyed to gather resources and comments to stop the pipeline going through Mt. Hood.
Portland City Tri-met will take to Estacada Bus # 31.
www.trimet.org/schedules/r031.htm
Contact for volunteer pick in Estacada call Phoenix at: 503-866-3634

Questions about ride shares, or general information contact Shawn
at:  10101010@riseup.net
Directions from Portland:
Merge onto I-205 S 8.9 mi
Take exit 12A to merge onto SE Hwy-212/Carver Rd/OR-212/OR-224 toward Clackamas/Estacada
Continue to follow SE Hwy-212/OR-212/OR-224 3.6 mi
Turn right at SE Hwy-224/Market Rd 39/OR-224
Continue to follow SE Hwy-224 38.2 mi
Turn right at E Hwy-224/Clackamas Hwy/OR-224 2.3 mi
Turn right at NFD 46 Rd 3.7 mi

The trail will be marked by a red Ford Escort parked on the right side of the road. There is more parking 30 feet south of the red Ford. Park and follow the trail north (back the way you came). Take the first left in the trail, which leads you down by the river. NEST camp is down by the river and easy to spot from the trail.

 link to maps.google.com

Directions from Eugene and Salem:
Merge onto I-5 N/OR-99 N toward Portland
Continue to follow I-5 N 61.7 mi
Take exit 253 for OR-99e/OR-22 toward Detroit Lake/Stayton 0.2 mi
Keep right at the fork, follow signs for Stayton and merge onto OR-22 E/N Santiam Hwy 48.4 mi
Turn left at Breitenbush Rd 9.6 mi
Slight left at NFD 46 Rd 6.8 mi
Turn right to stay on NFD 46 Rd
Destination will be on the left 25.0 mi
 link to maps.google.com

The trail will be marked by a red Ford Escort parked on the left side of the road. There is more parking 30 feet south of the red Ford. Park and follow the trail north (towards the directions you were driving). Take the first left in the trail, which leads you down by the river. NEST camp is down by the river and easy to spot from the trail.

Things Volunteers Should Have:
BASIC TREE CLIMBING SKILLS
Personal camping gear, i.e. tent, warm clothes, personal food or snacks
Communal food (food you like to share)
Rain Gear
Sleeping Gear
Headlamp or flashlight
Good Hiking Shoes or Boots
A General love for Forest Ecological and preservation of Mt. Hood

Things that would help Volunteers:
Understanding of Forest Service Maps
A Compass
Digital Camera
The Ability to work a Compound Bow (a huge plus)

There will be a truck driving out on Wednesdays with all food donations.
Food donations should be:
Mostly vegan
Grains, oats, and other things that will keep
Fresh Produce welcomed
(We hope for a lot of volunteers and a lot of mouths to feed)

More Information about the Palomar LNG Pipeline:
 http://www.bark-out.org/topic.php?id=pipeline

Information on Cascadia Summer:
www.forestdefensenow.org

Thanks,
NEST

homepage: homepage: http://forestdefensenow.org