Weekend Plans in the Wild Siskiyou!

Saturday, February 26 - Sunday, February 27
Please support local organizing efforts in the Biscuit!

Thanks to everyone who has already contributed to the fresh momentum to halt the horrific logging plans in the wild Siskiyou. To stop logging and prevent further destruction of these sensitive ecosystems, Siskiyou supporters must participate in some capacity now. Volunteers are needed for forest watch, leading hikes, media and event coordination, and direct action.

This weekend several events in the the Illinois River Valley offer an opportunity to get involved and meet other organizers engaged in the campaign to protect the Wild Siskiyou. On Saturday the Biscuit Alliance is hosting an evening of live music, food, and speakers at the Takilma Community Center, near Cave Junction. The evening will feature music by Darryl Cherney and the Chernobles after a veggie dinner starting at 6 p.m. The next morning a group hike into a threatened forest will begin at 10.

For more information about the event, please check out the Biscuit Alliance web site. To make a donation or get more involved, please write kerul@o2collective.org.

Come to the Biscuit benefit concert for a vegetarian dinner, speakers,
and a music performance by Darryl Cherney and The Chernobles on
Saturday, February 26th at the Takilma Community Center, 9335 Takilma Rd.

6:00pm - 7:30pm Vegetarian Dinner
7:30pm - 8:30pm Speaker/ local entertainers
8:30pm - 12:00am Concert/Dance
Donations - Sliding Scale (to be announced)

Map and lots of Biscuit info at http://user.cavenet.com/guenter/biscuit/
E-mail guenter@cavenet.com for more details.

Camp in the area and stay for a group hike into the Biscuit on Sunday, February 27th.

Meet-up at the Selma Community Center 10am.

If you can, come prepared to stay a few days, a week, a month or longer
to defend the Wild Siskiyou, help is definitely needed.
Please bring warm clothing and camping fear to stay warm and dry.
If you don't have gear, but do have enthusiasm, please come anyway!
If you have extra to donate - gear, clothes, money, food, etc. please bring them.

We have an ongoing need for citizen monitors.

Monitors drive around timber sales, documenting logging activity and preparation, as well as environmental conditions. Training and some gas money available. Monitors provide crucial information to attorneys and activists defending the Biscuit.

Posted by kerul at 07:04 PM | Comments (0) | Category(s): Environment

February 03, 2005

Join us to take a stand to protect Fiddler Mountain (S Oregon)

Rally to Protect the Wild Siskiyou
Saturday, February 5th
10:00 AM
Selma Center in Selma, Oregon

A huge rally with people from across the region to demonstrate in favor of protecting Fiddler Mountain and the Babyfoot Lake area and against extreme post-fire logging. We will travel together to Fiddler Mountain to bear witness and make plans for future action. Bring signs and banners to make your voice heard! Bring friends & family and spread the word!

If logging begins at the Fiddler Mountain / Babyfoot lake area, a vigil and information sharing site will be located at the botanical area on the Eight Dollar Road (about a mile up Forest Road 4201 just before the first cattle guard) starting at noon the day logging begins.

Join your Siskiyou community. I hope to see you there.

Posted by Forrest at 06:45 PM | Comments (0) | Category(s): Environment

Demonstrate your opposition to the Biscuit logging Sales! (Portland)

Thousands of Acres of Endangered Forests Under Threat!
Tuesday, February 8, 12:00 Noon
Forest Service Region 6, 333 SW First, Downtown Portland

Demonstration to protect remaining endangered forests in the Siskiyou National Forest. Wear your favorite costume and bring a noisemaker! It's Fat Tuesday!

Thousands of acres of sensitive old-growth reserves are now imminently threatened by the Fiddler, Steed, Berry, Wafer, Hobson, Lazy, and Briggs Six logging sales. These Biscuit logging sales would degrade the well-known Fiddler Mountain/Babyfoot Lake area and the Fall Creek Trail in the Siskiyou National Forest.

The Forest Service is trying to saw through these sales before a court case on the legality of the logging can be heard by a judge on March 22nd. If logging proceeds, it could be completed before the court decides whether the logging is legal or not.

Despite restrictions on winter logging, the Forest Service is colluding with logging companies and rushing to log our old-growth reserves.

Don?t let the Forest Service get away with this outrageous, unfair behavior. Please take action today to protect our old-growth forest reserves.

Please contact kerul@o2collective.org for more information.

Posted by Forrest at 06:42 PM | Comments (0) | Category(s): Environment