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Please thank Senators Wyden and Merkley for protecting wild places today! The U.S. Congress passed the Natural Resources Management Act, including the Oregon Wildlands Act , and the reauthorization of the Land and Water Conservation Fund. KS Wild and community allies have worked for over ten years to secure southwest Oregon protections in this bill.
Trump's Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke visited the site of the Carr Fire in northern California that devastated homes in Redding. His proposal for wildfires: give the timber industry control of our forests.
KS Wild and dozens of people that live in Southern Oregon have been engaged for over a year in the Upper Applegate Project. We are very excited that this project holds promise as a blueprint to restore forests and salmon streams and to get controlled fire back on the ground in a watershed that desperately needs it.
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.
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!
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.
Along the Wild Rivers Coast near the Oregon and California border is one of the wildest, most pristine rivers in the nation: the Wild and Scenic Chetco River. The river is now under threat from a massive timber sale. On the heels of the 2017 Chetco Bar Fire, the U.S. Forest Service is proposing one of the largest timber sales in modern times in one of the nation’s most prized watersheds.
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.
Cook and Green Pass, just south of the Oregon/California border next to the Red Buttes Wilderness, is known as one of the most botanically diverse areas in the State of California. Please take a moment to express your support for the forests, watersheds, and wildlife of this Siskiyou Crest ecological gem.