Explore, learn, and take action with KS WIld as we tour through 3 nearby Pickett West units in the Illinois Valley: experience old growth forest and contrast what 30% canopy looks like - we'll discuss forest practices, learn about plants that we see, and take action to keep the pressure on our elected official to protect our public forests. All are invited and welcome.
at Ray's in Selma at 9:15 to carpool.
Sturdy shoes, appropriate layers, lunch, waterbottle, camera/phone, pen
More on the Pickett West proposed timber sale:
The Medford Bureau of Land Management’s “Pickett West” timber sale would intensively log 6,000-acres of low elevation forests in the Rogue, Illinois, and Applegate River Watersheds. Native forests on public lands will be reduced to 30% canopy cover without protections for old-growth forests, riparian areas, or large fire-resilient trees.
This project, counter to the guise of 'restoration' will create forests that are less resilient during natural cycles of fire, blow down, and our changing climate. The most resilient trees, some 200+ years old will be removed. The size of streamside forest buffers to protect water quality and aquatic species will be slashed in half.
Come learn about the forests, the Pickett West proposal, and the community that is standing up to defend them.