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WAR IN THE WOODS (english)
13 Aug 2003
Bush and his cronies are waging a war on the environment and using the guise of terrorism to hide their actions!
By Timothy Walsh

Theres a war in the woods, being waged right now. Bush and his cronies are allowing acres and acres of OLD GROWTH forest fall to the timber industry. But wheres the outcry? More species of animals are dying in our national forests than people died in the World Trade Center, yet the people are oblivious to the plight of these natural towers.

Right now in Oregon the National Forest Service is allowing the clear cut of over a hundred acres of old growth in the Willammette National Forest. When the Forest service put out their Environmental Impact Statement they stated they had found no indication of any red tree voles (primary food for the endangered Spotted Owl and therefor protected by law) living in Timber sale zones. However citizen survey crews have found hundreds of Red tree vole nests in and around the sections sanctioned for clearcut. The Forest Service having to answer for their tremendous screw up created ineffective "Buffer Zones" that can't be logged. This isn't good enough!! Only saving sections and parcels of trees here and there does not protect a forest! Many of these tree will blow down in 3 to 5 years due to insufficent wind resistance that surrounding trees would naturally create.

Wheres the Outrage? We need to speak up, and put our voices and bodies where they count-IN THEIR WAY!

How can you help? Come help us. We need all kinds of people to do both forrest and town work. We're always looking for people with experiance in forrest defence, computer programing, community relations, wilderness survival ect. Come on down to Euegen Oregon and visit our offices at the Growers Market Building at Willamette and 5th ave.

Can't Make it to Eugene? Help us by sending letters of solidarity, money (we ALWAYS NEED $$), tell your friends, write letters to the powers that be and tell them you anything, but please do something QUICK!

Cascadia Forest Defenders
PO Box 11122
Eugene, OR 97440
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