Not-So-Clean Slate, logging old growth and putting communities at risk

KS Wild field checked the units in the 250 page Environmental Assessment of the Clean Slate timber sale and found old growth trees 170 years old proposed for logging. As stated from Rich Nawa, KS Wild’s staff ecologist, “It’s all about logging 2,000 large 20-36” trees in pristine old growth forests that have had little or no previous logging.” Take action to protect the forests of the Illinois Valley.

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Klamath Siskiyou
Congress to Vote on Public Forests

The fate of our public forests may be decided in the U.S. Senate in the coming days. The Farm Bill is a massive, far-reaching piece of legislation. The House-passed version of the bill would gut public forest safeguards, including the world-class forests in the Klamath-Siskiyou. The Senate will vote on the Farm Bill this week! 

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Klamath Siskiyou
BLM Proposes Clearcut Near Howard Prairie

For decades, the Medford District BLM has tried to balance timber production with the needs of wildlife by providing wildlife buffers around rare species like Great Gray Owls when planning timber sales. That balance has been thrown out the window and the BLM is now planning to remove up to 90% of forest canopy in occupied owl nesting sights. 

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Klamath Siskiyou
Clearcut the Siskiyou Crest? No way!

In the coming days and weeks, you're going to be hearing a lot about "salvage" logging clearcuts that are being proposed on public lands throughout the Klamath Siskiyous following last summer's fire season. One of the most outrageous of these logging proposals is the "Seiad-Horse" timber sale at Cook and Green Pass in the Siskiyou Mountains. Klamath National Forest timber planners hope to clearcut over 1,200 acres of Late-Successional Old-Growth Reserves.

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Great News for Great Rivers!

We send a big thank you to everyone who spoke up against pressure from international mining interests to strip-mine our beloved rivers. That's because the U.S. Forest Service just announced it would not revisit a strip-mining ban in the Kalmiopsis region. This means that more than 100,000 acres and 100 miles of streams and rivers will stay protected!

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Klamath National Forest proposes 1,700-Acre Siskiyou Crest Clearcut

The Klamath National Forest already has a bad track record of post-fire clearcutting. Now they are proposing a 1,700 acre post-fire clear-cut on the beloved and ecologically important Siskiyou Crest - next to the Cook and Green Botanical Area, the Red Butte Wilderness, and the Pacific Crest Trail, . Please sign on to stop this horrible proposal today!

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Send Comments for Clean Slate Timber Sale

We recently learned that BLM has recycled some of the timber sale units into a new sale called "Clean Slate" and then decided to cancel their public scoping open house.

Since they don't want to hear from the public in-person, take one minute to send in this comment - here, we make it easy to send in a quick scoping comment or question:

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Trump Administration's Attack on the Cascade-Siskiyou

August 24th, 2017, Secretary Zinke submitted a secret report to President Trump with recommendations to slash protections for the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument. This is a direct affront to the hundreds of thousands, the overwhelming majority, that have commented in favor to keeping protections for the Monument - including local landowners, scientists, tribes, community members, and sportmen. This could unravel decades of public land and water conservation opening up sensitive public lands to logging and private industry use. Zinke's report recommends boundary reductions for Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument, though specific details remain unavailable to the public. Stand with KS Wild, and speak up before Trump makes a final decision.

 

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Don't log our Backyard Forests!

Marvelous patches of lowland forests surround the Lower Rogue, Applegate, and Illinois River Valleys. Clean water, ancient trees, and phenomenal recreation opportunities are found on these public forestlands, enriching our communities. Now, the Bureau of Land Management is going after thousands of acres of the best forests we have left.

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