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

Stand with us to protect the Siskiyou Crest:

Cook and Green Abney Fire

Just in time for the holidays, the leadership of the Klamath National Forest has dusted off their annual proposal to exploit last summer's wildfires as an excuse to slick off post-fire old-growth forests in the backcountry. KS Wild is writing technical comments to the KNF, and now is the time for the public to support! 

Please join us in asking the Forest Service to pursue post-fire restoration instead of exploitation.

The Klamath NF has a bad track record:

Two years ago they exploited the Marble Mountains for post-fire 'salvage' clearcutting. Last year they targeted Horse Creek. Now post-Abney fire, they want to slick of forests near Cook and Green Pass next to the Red Butte Wilderness. Read more about post-fire logging in the Klamath National Forest.

While public land managers up and down the West Coast are bringing people together to find common-ground by focusing fuels work around homes and communities, the Klamath National Forest continues to pursue a timber-first agenda that targets old-growth post-fire forests on steep slopes in the backcountry for clearcutting.

If you love wildlands, watersheds and wildlife, this is your opportunity to stand up for a wild place that desperately needs your voice.

 

This botanically rich, recreational hub, and critical high-elevation climate refuge is beloved by so many. Adjacent to the Klamath National Forest's designated Botanical Area, this area now proposed for clearcutting, was part of the original Wilderness designation proposal a couple decades ago. It serves as a huge draw to botanists, Pacific Crest trail hikers, bikers on the popular Cook and Green Trail, and is an integral piece of the Siskiyou Crest corridor.  photo: The endemic Siskiyou lewisia makes its home on the rocky slopes near Cooke and Green Pass

This botanically rich, recreational hub, and critical high-elevation climate refuge is beloved by so many. Adjacent to the Klamath National Forest's designated Botanical Area, this area now proposed for clearcutting, was part of the original Wilderness designation proposal a couple decades ago. It serves as a huge draw to botanists, Pacific Crest trail hikers, bikers on the popular Cook and Green Trail, and is an integral piece of the Siskiyou Crest corridor. 

photo: The endemic Siskiyou lewisia makes its home on the rocky slopes near Cooke and Green Pass