The towering ancient forests of coastal and southwest Oregon are home to some 1,000 wildlife species, including imperiled species like the marbled murrelet and the northern spotted owl. These spectacular forests also encompass some of the most productive salmon habitat in the lower 48 states.
That makes it doubly disturbing that, in the latter days of the Bush Administration, these forests lost their protective status as "reserves," and could be subjected to clear cut logging.
The Obama Administration is considering whether or not to restore protections to these cherished forests. Please take a moment to urge the Obama Administration to give them the highest protections!
Dear Secretary Salazar,
The low mountains of coastal and southwest Oregon are covered by rain-drenched coniferous forests that offer scenic views and provide rich wildlife habitat, including habitat for imperiled species, as well as some of the most productive salmon habitat in the lower 48 states.
These public lands are enjoyed by young and old alike who seek out the towering old growth, clean water and abundant recreational opportunities that Oregon's western forests provide to its visitors.
These forests should remain protected under the Northwest Forest Plan and managed in a scientifically credible, legally defensible and economically sustainable manner.
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I request that you immediately withdraw the Western Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR), put into place in the last days of the Bush Administration.
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