Action Alert from the Blue Mountains Biodiversity Project

Wolves and lynx threatened by the “Deep” timber sale in Central Oregon

The Paulina Ranger District of Ochoco National Forest is planning to revive the “Deep” timber sale already defeated by us in court as the “Jackson’ sale, with very few changes and almost all the same commercial sale units.

 This means that once again habitat for resident lynx, northern goshawk, pileated woodpeckers and for dispersing endangered gray wolves will be threatened by logging of this magnificent high elevation mixed conifer forest and that the area is at risk from “timber mining” as the forest is concentrated along stream drainages and may not recover from logging, resulting in streams drying up and permanent forest loss. Please call the Ochoco Forest Supervisor, Kate Klein, and ask that the Jackson sale be cancelled for these reasons: 541-416-6500


About Blue Mountains Biodiversity Project

Since our inception in 1991 in rural eastern Oregon, our mission has been to protect, defend, and restore the natural ecosystems of the Blue Mountains and eastern Oregon Cascades bioregions. Our efforts include proactive public education on ecological issues, forest surveys and documentation of proposed public lands projects (timber sales, road building, livestock grazing, herbicide and biocide programs, etc.), training, ongoing involvement in public lands policy management decisions, and litigation in federal courts to protect the biodiversity and ecological integrity of the region.

 BMBP has been hard hit by the ongoing national Depression and is in danger of going under entirely. However, thanks to a handful of dedicated major donors, support from the Fund for Wild Nature, and the passion and hard work of our summer and fall volunteer interns and dedicated activist lawyers and law students, we have managed to keep our work going, so far.

 A grassroots group such as BMBP accomplishes far more in a year than seems conceivable for such a low amount of funding, with a high degree of efficiency and effectiveness compared to most of the top-heavy, bureaucratic larger environmental organizations.

 The difference is our close relationship with the public lands we seek to protect, our extensive time spent in the field with the wildlife, and the passion that engenders to keep us working hard even when we are volunteering our time. We hope that you share our commitment to keeping eastern Oregon wild and beautiful for the great diversity of wildlife that live there, for future generations of human residents and visitors, and for the long-term ecological integrity of watersheds, rivers, soils, forest, high desert, and climate.

 -Thank your Blue Mountains Biodiversity Project

 Blue Mountains Biodiversity Project
27803 Williams Lane
Fossil, Oregon 97830
(541) 385-9167

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  2. “Please call the Ochoco Forest Supervisor, Kate Klein, and ask that the Jackson sale be cancelled for these reasons: 541-416-6500”

    Yeah…. This is definitely gonna save the forest, the streams and they Gray Wolves. I guess that this would even be what the gray wolves would ASK you to do, in order to save them (J…S Fucking Sorry for this rather useless outburst, but I’m just getting fed up, with seeing people, who are definitely aware of the scope of the problem, persistently clinging on to completely ridiculous tactics, such as asking the supervisor “nicely”. The wolves do not need (or want) our phone calls to some distant sociopath, which only aim is to make profit, They need our decisive ACTIONS, to bring down this insane culture!

  3. BMBP has been stopping logging, biocide spraying, etc. for over 20 years now. It does not work through the same methods as midnight maureders, blockaders, or those defending from forest free states, but it has stopped a tens of thousands of acres of logging and helped set the 21″ DBH limit in the Northwest Forest plan, amongst other things.

    If you want to see other action, then do it. We need as many people utilizing as many tactics, from above to underground as we can. Screaming at others on the internet for their work doesn’t do anything at all.

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