Category Archives: W320

320 acres of private forestland, (S16,R5W,T39S). on a ridge between  the east fork and west fork Williams creek drainages, was harvested in 2012. Although we were unable to purchase the property before the timber was harvested we are concerned for its future welfare and want to prevent the subsequent probable herbicide use to mitigate competing vegetation of the trees they are required to plant.

The property is:

The headwaters of Goodwin Creek, Lone Creek and a year around spring that flows into Sugarloaf Gulch
A major corridor for animal migration and home to the rare Pacific Fisher
The hunting grounds of the Northern Spotted Owl
Source of numerous wild medicinal herbs and mushrooms
Home to the vulnerable Port-Orford-cedar and a diverse forest of conifers and deciduous trees
Used extensively by equestrians and hikers and wildcrafters

Buying a Forest to Save It

An article published in the Eugene Weekly on 3-15-2012 gave an update of the recent activity on the W320… A southern Oregon community’s effort to protect forestland has become a race against the chainsaw. The Williams Community Forest Project (WCFP) … Continue reading

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Logging Has Begun

Although logging has begun on the W320, we are remaining hopeful that we can raise the funds to purchase the property and create a community forest. Our 501(c)3 non-profit status allows individuals to benefit from a tax deduction by purchasing … Continue reading

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Logging Postponed

Even if you caught the news in our latest newsletter, a lot of people missed the original article from the Grants Pass Courier with the details on the postponed logging operation on the W320. We’d like to note that while … Continue reading

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Visualizing the W320

320 Acres may seem small in a region boasting thousands upon thousands of acres in forest. Satellite imaging allows us to gain some perspective on how big the W320 site really is. Continue reading

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New Video

The WCFP is pleased to present a new video with footage from the W320 site. Continue reading

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W320 Photographs

A batch of fresh photographs from the Williams 320 site. After weeks of rain the forest is lush and rich, moss everywhere. A lot of the wildflower have died down, but we still came across some dogwoods, Calypso orchids, a … Continue reading

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Counteroffer

The landowner of the 320 acres, has countered our offer asking $1.5 Million to be paid in 60 days. We are starting a major fund raising campaign to save this land from a devastating clear cut and need your help. … Continue reading

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KOBI TV Spot

Our local NBC station, KOBI TV on channel 5, featured the WCFP in a short segment today. Continue reading

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