EF! Roadshow tips its support to the Elliot Free State.. and so should you!

July 9, 2009
EF! Roadshow ends with a bang!

EF! Roadshow ends with a bang!

[Note from Cascadia Summer and friends]

Dear Friends of the Forest,
On July 6th forest defenders from Cascadia and across the country set up road blockades at the Umpcoos Ridge timber sale to save some of the last native forests in Oregon from clearcutting. The Elliot State Forest is one of the few remaining intact coastal forest ecosystems, and provides critical habit for Spotted Owls, Coho Salmon, and Marbled Murrelets.

Logging has been halted in the forest but the Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF), the state patrol, and the Douglass County Sheriffs have begun extracting people from the blockades using heavy handed police state tactics. So far over 23 people have been confirmed arrested in police raids on the blockade. There are still 6 people holding it down in the trees and intricate aerial blockades keeping the logging company out of our native forests. All of these people desperately need your support! [The remaining blockaders were arrested this morning, 6/9/09, but the resistance continues!]

We are reaching out to our friends far and wide to try and raise bail and legal support money for those already arrested and those facing charges for defending the forests. You can donate using paypal by going to the website http://www.forestdefensenow.org . You can also call ODF to demand they withdraw, drop all charges and buy back the Umpcoos Ridge and Fishing Cougar timber sales from Roseburg Forest Products:

ODF # 503-945-7200
Roseberg Forest Products # 541-679-3311

Getting Rowdy at the Elliott Free State

Getting Rowdy at the Elliott Free State

Also, read and view photos about the Elliot Free State, Cascadia
Summer and Oregon forests:

Updates from the blockade-
http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2009/07/392582.shtml and
http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2009/07/392548.shtml

Photos from logging on Umpcoos Ridge-
http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2009/07/392605.shtml

Info on Cascadia Summer-
http://www.forestdefensenow.org/

Thanks!

From the Forests,
Cascadia Summer (and friends)

[please post and forward widel

Native forests in the Umpcoos Ridge timber sale, destroyed by Roseburg Forest Products

Native forests in the Umpcoos Ridge timber sale, destroyed by Roseburg Forest Products


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