KFA has been opposing this sale, by conducting extensive field monitoring of proposed timber sale units and submitting extensive public comments, appeals and administrative protests. We worked very closely with local, grassroots, conservation partners, Applegate Neighborhood Network (ANN) and the Deer Creek Valley Natural Resource Conservation Association. The results have been largely positive. Hundreds of acres of units were canceled on the Rogue River, and the entire Selma portion of the timber sale was withdrawn, including 1,500 acres of old forest.
|This old-growth forest on Cheney Creek was proposed for logging in the Savage Murph Timber Sale. The unit has now been canceled.|
All logging units between Murphy and Wilderville have been withdrawn. These units included old-growth forests and damaging new road construction. Logging was proposed in the Slate Creek, Cheney Creek, Panther Gulch and Bull Creek watersheds.
|This beautiful ridgeline was proposed for new road construction in the Savage Murph Timber Sale and the forested knob in the background was proposed for heavy commercial logging. Both the road construction and the logging unit have been canceled!|
Although we have successfully advocated for the cancellation of many damaging units in the Savage Murph Timber Sale and throughout the Pickett West Planning Area, KFA needs your support to continue protecting the forests of the Klamath-Siskiyou Mountains.
|The BLM originally proposed new road construction through these beautiful oak woodlands and moist meadows west of Murphy, Oregon near Southside Road. The road construction and the logging unit the road was proposed to access have been canceled!|
Going forward the BLM will be planning timber sales under the new 2016 Resource Management Plan (RMP). The 2016 RMP proposes to increase industrial logging on federal lands and institute heavy logging in many important habitats throughout the state. Here in southern Oregon we must defend our last old forests from the upcoming onslaught by BLM. KFA will be immediately focusing our attention on the Clean Slate Timber Sale in the mountains surrounding Selma, Oregon and the Middle Applegate Timber Sale in the Applegate Valley.
|The intact forests at the headwaters of Rocky Gulch were proposed for logging in the Savage Murph Timber Sale. The units have been canceled and the area's wild beauty will be retained.|
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