With snow in the air, let’s bring you up to date on some important happenings in Clearwater Country.
We are proud to announce the 2014 FOC Benefit Concert on Saturday March 22, 2014 in the Great Room of the 1912 Center, 412 E. Third Street Moscow. Tickets are on sale now $10. The show is from 7pm-midnight. Learn more.
The Forest Service has withdrawn the Lower Orogrande Timber Sale after we filed a 60-Day Notice of Intent (to litigate). Our concerns were based on logging in critical lynx habitat and buffer zones in the Orogrande Creek drainage, which flows into the N. Fork Clearwater and contains critical bull trout habitat. We also felt the flawed agency analysis did not properly consider potential impacts to soil stability on steep slopes.
Please join us in writing a letter to Senator Jim Risch and Senator Mary Landrieu, the new Chair of the US Senate Committee on Energy & Natural Resources, to let them know that you oppose legislating the ill-conceived Upper Lochsa Land Exchange.
A big thank you to the Friends of the Palouse Ranger District, Palouse-Great Old Broads for Wilderness and the dozens of citizens that helped us write over 50-letters last week at the Garden Lounge in Moscow. Read our collective news release.
Watch the brand-new YouTube video by This American Land’s “Reports From the Edge” series, showing our collective efforts to keep the Nez Perce Nation and the Wild & Scenic Middle Fork Clearwater/Lochsa River corridor from becoming a permanent high-wide mega-industrial corridor. Click here and scroll halfway down the page.
In honor of the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act (September 3, 2014), we will share at least one article about wild wilderness in every 2014 Big Wild Bi-Weekly. Let’s kick it off with the essay, Of Wolves & Wilderness by George Nickas of Wilderness Watch.
Hope to see you at the benefit concert!
Education & Outreach Director