From Cascadia Wildlands
The Bureau of Land Management in western Oregon is sure feeling emboldened under the Trump administration and its clearcut-focused, new forest plan. This is on full display on the North Umpqua River right now, with the agency’s proposed Umpqua Sweets timber sale.
Absent immediate intervention, 2,000 acres of public forest, some of it located just above the banks of the famed North Umpqua River, will be turned into stumpfields.
Cascadia Wildlands, rural neighbors in the area, and Umpqua River enthusiasts have been working overtime to stop this recklessness in its tracks through field visits, submitting technical comments, activating the public and other grassroots organizing tactics.
Just today, we released a short, compelling video, “Voices from the Umpqua,” showcasing the locals who live around this area and what is at stake with the proposed Umpqua Sweets timber sale.
MAKE A DONATION to the North Umpqua Defense Fund.
TAKE ACTION to help us stop this unpopular clearcut proposal.
This outstanding area is treasured for its stately forests, salmon and steelhead, clean water, carbon storage, and all the recreation values it offers, like fishing, hiking, biking, camping and rafting. The Umpqua Sweets timber sale proposal threatens these closely held values, and must be stopped.
Read more background on the proposed Sweets timber sale at the following links:
Vol 1. Down By the Riverside
Vol 3. The Eye of God
Vol 4. Community
Thank you for standing with us today to defend the outstanding North Umpqua from irresponsible management.