Klamath Chainsaw Masacre

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Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

IMG_1337The Klamath National Forest has been going batty eliminating wildlife habitat and damaging sensitive post fire soils on one of the most important rivers for salmon fisheries on the north coast. While EPIC was able to get some of the best wildlife habitat protected, acres of post-fire logging continue in other areas on the North Fork Salmon River.  Wet weather has not stopped the large heavy equipment from operating on these steep slopes, and mitigation measures for protecting wildlife and watershed values have not been completed or implemented, resulting in horrific impacts to this sensitive watershed.

If you think this is scary, the Klamath National Forest is proposing an additional, 60,000 acres of post-fire logging, which is now in the planning stage. Stay tuned for EPIC alerts to help stop the carnage on the Klamath.

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