October 11: Get On The Bus
Rally against the plan to increase clearcutting in the Elliott State Forest
We hope that you can block off the first half of your day on Tuesday, October 11 and dedicate it to change for Oregon's State Forests. Friends of Oregon's Forests (all of us) will be demonstrating for a new way forward. The State Land Board, made up of Governor Kitzhaber, Secretary Brown and Treasurer Wheeler, will be making a final decision on a proposed 40% clearcutting ramp-up on the Elliott State Forest.
A dire situation is about to get worse as the land board is expected to adopt the new forest plan that will sanction clearcutting of 850-1,000 acres of complex rainforest each year. As you know, the Elliott is a lifeboat for the federally listed marbled murrelet, northern spotted owl and Oregon Coast coho salmon amidst the Coast Range checkerboard, and stores incomparable amounts of carbon thereby mitigating the climate crisis.
October 11 is not just about the Elliott. The governor also plays a critical role in overseeing the management of the Clatsop and Tillamook State Forests, north coastal rainforests that provide essential habitat for imperiled salmon runs yet continue to get clearcut year after year. It is our firm belief that what is happening on our state forests today is worse than any other public lands logging in the Northwest.
Join us in Salem for a demonstration and massive showing against reckless public forest management at the land board meeting (775 Summer St., Salem). Carpools and buses will be leaving Cottage Grove, Eugene and Portland. They rally will begin at 9:30 a.m. and likely end around noon. Bring signs, banners and passion for for our state forests.
Cottage Grove: Carpool leaves Walmart parking lot (901 Row River Rd.) at 7:30 am SHARP. Arrive earlier. Forest Web for more info.
Eugene: Carpool/buses leave back lot at FedEx Office (13th and Willamette St.) at 8:00 am SHARP. Arrive earlier.
Portland: Carpool/buses leave Hollywood Grocery Outlet (44th and Hancock St.) at 8:00 am SHARP. Arrive earlier.
Roseburg: Carpool leaves While-Away-Books parking lot (Harvard Ave) at 7:00 a.m SHARP. Arrive earlier.