The Mt Hood National Forest is holding a public meeting to discuss the Polallie Cooper II Timber Sale. The meeting will take place on February 10, 2016 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. in Hood River, Oregon at the Hood River Fire Department located at 1785 Meyer Pkwy. We encourage you to attend.
We are concerned about this sale because it involves logging and road building within the Crystal Springs Special Resource Management Unit, an area that is supposed to recieve special protection as part of the 2009 Public Lands Omnibus Bill. Unfortunately, these protections don’t occur unless the Forest Service completes the Mt. Hood Meadows/Government Camp land trade, a process that the Forest Service has dragged its feet on for more than 5 years past the 16 month deadline set by Congress. We have sued the Forest Service over their unreasonable delay and the case will be argued in Federal court later this spring. Meanwhile, we are concerned about USFS’s logging and road-building plans in the Crystal Springs Area which are clearly against the intent of Congress and opposed by many environmental groups, including us.
If you can’t make the meeting, you can still make your voice heard by sending comments by February 25 to District Ranger Janeen Tervo, Hood River Ranger District email: firstname.lastname@example.org Also cc us at email@example.com
Here is a one-sheet on why the timber sale does not comply with the terms of the 2009 Omnibus Bill: PC2 Crystal Springs fact sheet
Here is a map of the logging area: Polallie Cooper Logging Map
BARK has provided some more general talking points about the Timber Sale.