[T]he NEST volunteers who were arrested were released and all their gear returned by the linn county sherrif's department.
The four members of the Northwest Ecosystem Survey Team who were arrested were cited and released by Linn County, and all their gear returned.
The Linn County Sherrifs had thought that NEST was camped illegally on private land, but were in the Willamette National Forest, according to maps provided by the Forest Service. As it turns out, the maps were inaccurate. Even so, the camp was still so close to the boundary of the Forest land that it would be close to impossible to determine which side of the boundary the camp had been set up in.
Linn County will certainly be hearing from our wonderful friends at the CLDC!