A Call to Action: Help Stop Westside Post-Fire Logging Proposal- Attend Eureka Meeting April 7

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Monday, April 6th, 2015
Logging deck on the Salmon Salvage Oct. 2014

Logging deck on the Salmon Salvage Oct. 2014

Take Action: The Klamath National Forest’s proposed Westside project is one of the largest timber sales in U.S.F.S. history. The massive logging project is proposed within one of the most biologically intact watersheds in the west. Environmental advocates, forest defenders and regional stakeholders will be rallying at the Klamath National Forest’s open house meeting for the Westside post-fire logging project on Tuesday, April 7th 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Six Rivers National Forest Headquarters, 1330 Bayshore Way, Eureka, CA 95501. A few hours before the meeting in Eureka, EPIC will host a pre-meeting poster making session 3:30-5pm at the EPIC office located at 145 G Street, Suite A in Arcata, where snacks, poster-making supplies and talking points will be provided.

Westside is a massive project with over 30,000 acres of post fire habitat at risk of elimination. These steep and rugged watersheds support the most productive wild salmon and steelhead fisheries outside of Alaska, the largest acreage of unprotected low elevation ancient wild forest remaining on the West Coast, a high concentration of Wild and Scenic rivers, and are world renowned for their rich biodiversity with many rare and endemic native species.
The logging proposal includes:

* 22.6 miles of new roads w/ 14 new stream crossings, and will open decommissioned roads
* critical habitat for Northern Spotted Owl & Coho Salmon
* negatively impacts 6 different Inventoried Roadless Areas
* over 6,000 acres of clearcuts in sensitive post-fire habitat

Please come to the open house and speak up to protect these irreplaceable wild places and the wildlife that depend on them.