That’s the size of the End of the World and Hungry Ridge timber sales on the Nez Perce National Forest, separated only by the current Doc Denny timber project. Together, these forty square miles destined for logging will produce 317 million board feet of timber and 13 years of logging. It will also produce, according to the Forest Service, no impacts on old growth, no impacts on recovering grizzly bears, and no impacts on declining native fish.
This is a lie. A 26,000 acre lie. Logging over 1,000 acres of old growth isn’t “regenerative”. It’s illegal exploit. Supersized 40+ acre clearcuts are a serious blow to species that depend on large, interconnected, wild country – like fisher and grizzlies. 30 miles of new roads (and nearly 70 miles of reconditioning, reconstruction, and maintenance) would turn the recovering John’s Creek into chocolate milk with sediment. Our comments and objections, by both FOC staff and our membership, have not been enough to halt these monster projects.
We, along with Advocates for the West, are challenging these sales in court.
At a critical hour for wildlife, our public lands, and our climate, the federal agencies that steward our public lands have decided that foxes are the best guards for henhouses.
If you can, chip in a $5 monthly donation to support our fight to keep the Nez Perce Forest wild. We can’t afford to lose, and consistent funding keeps us consistently in the ring.
You can read more about the details of the project here: LINK
Thanks for your continued support. Let’s remind the government they serve us, not the bottom lines of corporations.
Membership and Development Director