Upper McKenzie River logging proposal: Goose Island

The Goose Island Timber sale is back. The plan to log more than 2000 acres (including in a large unroaded area and century-old, never-before-logged forests) was successfully challenged in court in 2013. Unfortunately, the new analysis makes few changes to address concerns about impacts to threatened northern spotted owls and other wildlife, older forests, and areas eligible for Wilderness designation.

Upper McKenzie 2009

If you think the forests of the McKenzie River watershed should be protected and restored, not further degraded by intensive logging, please take a moment to send a comment letter to the Willamette National Forest and let them know you have concerns about the Goose Timber Sale Project.

Comment period wraps up on April 20th.

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2 Responses to Upper McKenzie River logging proposal: Goose Island

  1. david jensen says:

    Please take 30 seconds to indicate your opposition to the Goose Sale. The river from Frissel down to McKenzie is a pristine wild corridor which produces a blue ribbon redside fishery, along with being Eugene’s water source. There are precious few of such places left. The magnitude of the Goose Sale imperils the McKenzie.

  2. ED Beitz says:

    Please don’t do as California has done to pollute and poison there streams and rivers.
    California is in a drought that they think is natural it is but they wasted they’re water
    and now want some one to help them so they don’t have to stop wasting water. I moved here about 2 yrs ago and i tell you i use to drink out of the fresh mountain streams and you now are told not to because of pollution and now with logging and free range cattle polluting the streams and rivers it’s sad but true. Southern California always wanted Northern California water, they got it and now the whole state is out. you can not take water and wet the desert to grow orchard’s and alfalfa where you used to grow cotton. The changes I’ve seen living there are scary I only hope Oregon
    does not follow suit.
    Everyone counts as to saving our great forest’s.

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