Sunday, October 2, 2011

Friends of the Forest Rally to save some of the last old growth!

If you haven't already, I hope that you block off the first half of your
day on*Tuesday, October 11 and dedicate it to change for Oregon's State
Forests*. 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. This is troubling as the Elliott is a lifeboat for the federally
listed Marbled Murrelet, Northern Spotted Owl and Oregon Coast Coho
Salmon amidst the Coast Range.