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Posted by: atowhee | August 3, 2018

PROFITEERS VS. OUR FOREST

The Trump Administration is enabling all manner of resource exploitation.  Get the money and run.  Drill, mine, log, graze, shoot the wolf–all in the name of getting rid of that horror of federal limitations on what wealthy men and corporations can do to get more money off federal lands.  In southern Oregon this means there is a proposal to log hundreds of acres of BLM land right in the heart of the territory that may contain the largest Great Gray Owl concentration in the Lower 48.  Here’s what we’re trying to do to stop the logging…

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Brodia Minter      Telephone: 541-488-5789

E-mail: Brodia@kswild.org

Go here to sign up for the walk: www.kswild.org/events

 What will BLM Logging do to Bird Abundance?!

Who:     KS Wild and the Rogue Valley Audubon Society

What:    Join Local Author and Birder Harry Fuller for a Discussion of how the BLM’s Logging Plan Will Effect Bird Diversity in the Klamath-Siskiyou
Where:  Griffin Half Moon Timber Sale Units – Carpool from NW Nature Shop, Ashland When:   September 8th, 730am – 12pm

DESCRIPTION:

Join local author Harry Fuller and KS Wild Staff to discuss how land management proposals will effect diverse bird populations in southwestern Oregon.

Local Author Harry Fuller has written three natural history books, including: Great Gray Owls of California, Oregon and Washington and Freeway Birding, which describes birding spots along I-5 between San Francisco and Seattle. Fuller has been leading bird trips and teaching birding classes since the 1990s. He annually leads birding trips in Oregon and Washington for Klamath Bird Observatory, Road Scholar and Golden Gate Audubon. In 2019 Oregon State University Press will publish a book of essays about Malheur National Wildlife Refuge and it will include his essay on the Common Nighthawks to be seen there in abundance. IMG_1053This photo of a newly fledged Great Gray Owlet was taken this summer by Peter Thiemann, not far from where the logging would take place.  Fortunately, this baby owl is on private land with an owner who’s signed a conservation easement.

The hike will feature forests known to support Great Grey Owl nests  that are slated for logging in the Griffin Half Moon Timber Sale proposed by the Medford BLM.  You can have a first hand look at public land logging proposals around Howard Prairie Lake.kswildrvas logo

 

 

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  1. Wish I could make this, but I’ll be working on the farm that day.

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