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Tree sit in rosberb BLM : No more cuts on O and C Lands !

No More Cuts In White Castle
Tree sitters, blockaders, and the support crew have found their new home
near the head waters of Myrtle Creek on O&C land in the White Castle timber sale.
The new tree sit!
The new tree sit!
No More Cuts In White Castle
Tree sitters, blockaders, and the support crew have found their new home
near the head waters of Myrtle Creek on O&C land in the White Castle timber sale.

They are defending 77 acres of native never-before-logged forest from Variable
Retention Harvest, also known as clear-cutting. As Doug Heiken of Oregon Wild describes "The White Castle project is a cynical attempt to pass off clear-cutting century-old trees as restoration. In reality, the true focus of this project is providing cheap timber to old-growth dependent logging mills at taxpayer expense."

The White Castle timber sale contains lush native and old growth trees punctuated by flowering rhododendrons, trilliums, and wild iris amongst salal and Oregon grape. It is considered habitat for 5 pairs of endangered spotted owls, three fens and rare forest wetlands.

Yesterday, after being discovered by a survey crew, our friends were visited by various
levels of law enforcement including the Douglas County Sheriff and Myrtle Creek
Police.

There have been no arrests, no extractions, and no loss of conviction. We are here to
stay!

If you want to come out to help build this occupation please contact CFD!

homepage: homepage: http://www.forestdefensenow.com/


WHAT ARE THE O&C LANDS? 15.Jun.2013 22:01

helper

 http://www.forestdefensenow.com/p/blog-page.html

WHAT ARE THE O&C LANDS?
The O&C lands are forests currently managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). In 1866, the land was granted to various railroad companies to build a railroad from Portland to San Francisco. It quickly became clear that the land was more valuable as timber than railroad and soon much of it was embezzled to timber companies and developers. Eventually, the Federal government successfully sued for control of the lands and agreed to pay the counties with O&C lands tax revenue from the lands stolen. Now the economies of O&C counties rely on these government tax subsidies for health, law enforcement and other social services funding.

WHERE ARE THE O&C LANDS?
The O&C lands are a checkerboard pattern of one mile zones 30 miles east and west of the old proposed railroad. The O&C Lands are found in eighteen different counties generally located along the I-5 route. There is an estimated 2,600,000 acres of forest, with an estimated 350,000 acres of native forest.

love 17.Jun.2013 19:01

the earth

You go people!!

Wyden would like to replicate Norm and Jerry Clearcuts across Oregon BLM 18.Jun.2013 10:23

EcoAdvocates NW

From the EE Daily April 18th 2013:

*"Wyden last fall said timber harvests on O&C lands must produce more
commercial product and that they must be economically and
environmentally sustainable (Greenwire, Oct. 10, 2012). He
indicated that logging regimes could follow the ecological forestry
principles developed by forestry professors Norm Johnson and Jerry
Franklin, which the Bureau of Land Management has used in a handful
of pilot projects in western Oregon"*


 http://https://sites.google.com/site/ecosytemadvocates/Home/blm


This could be your new home 18.Jun.2013 15:40

Cascadian tree froglamander

Want to stay here for a while?
your new home
your new home