Protect Applegate from Nedsbar timber sale
Dear WCFP supporters ,
The following message is from Morgan Lindsey of KS Wild. The proposed Nedsbar timber sale will destroy the forest and increase the fire risk on the logged Applegate lands.
Come to the meeting on July 22nd 5-7 PM in the Jacksonville Library. Although this is not in our watershed we need to convey a strong message to the BLM that logging that destroys forests health is unacceptable for the reasons listed in Morgan’s message and negates national concerns for climate change. (“When will they ever learn?”)
There is a link in Morgan’s message to Senator Wyden and Merkley asking them to stop the BLM Nedsbar timber sale. If you haven’t signed it, please do so and send/pass it on.
A carpool to attend the meeting will leave the Williams Grange at 4PM.
Thanks for your help in this important issue close to home
Nedsbar Timber Sale Threatens Applegate Valley
Western Oregon’s 2.6 million acres of BLM forests are some of most unique landscapes in the world, home to rare oak savannas, ancient fir forests, and wild rivers like the Applegate, Rogue and Illinois. These public lands provide a home to wild salmon, steelhead, and spotted owls. Our BLM lands are also an economic engine providing local communities with clean water, recreation and a high quality of life.
But just as Senator Wyden included protection for the most wild forests and rivers in southern Oregon in his O&C bill, the BLM has proposed the 3,400 acre Nedsbar timber salethat would log the proposed Dakubetede Primitive Backcountry Area in the heart of the Applegate Valley.
TAKE ACTION: Send a letter asking Oregon Senators Wyden and Merkley to prevent the BLM from logging up to 5 square miles of the oldest, most valuable forests in the Applegate Valley. The BLM must save Applegate forests for future generations.
Thanks for taking action! Can you come to an important public meeting?
Nedsbar Timber Sale BLM Open House
Tuesday, July 22 5-7pm
Jacksonville Library, 340 West C St in Jacksonville
Ashland: Shop N’Kart dirt parking lot at 4pm
Ruch: Ruch Country Market parking lot at 4:30pm
Williams: Williams Grange parking lot at 4pm
Call Morgan at (541) 488-5789 to RSVP or learn more.
The Nedsbar timber sale proposes to log units on 3,400 acres (that’s over 5 square miles!) located in 3 main areas.Check out the map.
~ along the Upper Applegate on the slopes above the east side of the Applegate River from Little Applegate to near McKee Bridge.
~ on the slopes above the Little Applegate River across from Buncom.
~ on the steep slopes just above the Little Applegate River in the spectacular canyon accessed by the Sterling Mine Ditch Trail System.
The Nedsbar timber sale would;
• extensively increase wildfire hazard,
• damage views from historic Buncom,
• harm forests proposed for protection in Wyden’s 2013 O&C bill,
• degrade older forests that provide clean water,
• damage outstanding recreational opportunities,
• destroy scenic beauty that supports property values and makes our valleys such wonderful places to live and work.
We can’t allow the BLM to destroy the last, best older forests in the Applegate Valley and Dakubetede Primitive Backcountry Area. Please take action and come to this important public meeting.
Want to learn more? Come to a meeting of the Applegate Neighborhood Network on Thursday July 17 at 7pm at the Ruch Library to see a large map of the sale and learn more about the proposed project.
Photos courtesy of Chant Thomas.