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Another Historic Victory in Mt. Hood

Posted on the 07 March 2013 by Earth First! Newswire @efjournal

Cross Posted from bark-out.org

Another Historic Victory in Mt. Hood
Last October Bark asked Cascadia to take action to protect the Zigzag recreation area from thousands of acres of proposed logging. It worked! The Horseshoe Timber Sale was withdrawn faster than any sale in Mt. Hood’s history—a testament to the disconnect between the Forest Service’s timber program and the public’s expectations for our forests, as well as the effect of public pressure on decisions affecting our forests.

The Horseshoe Timber Sale was proposed for 2,000 acres between the Mt. Hood Wilderness Area and the Bull Run watershed. It was layered on top of three camp sites as well as the probable habitat of the endangered Sierra Nevada Red Fox. The last time the Forest Service proposed a timber sale in the area, it was squashed by massive EF! resistance, including an extended treesit out in Enola Hill (circa 1996).

Speaking of the Forest Service acting against social mandate, the agency is reneging on its commitment to right-size Mt. Hood’s crumbling road system to protect our watersheds. Take action now and read on for details.

PS – Our Nestlé Day of Action last month was a success with 200 Nestlé opponents gathering for our aerial art mob action! Read our report-back and see the great images captured at the event.

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