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Pickett West Timber Sale: Logging the Last Old-Growth in Haven Creek
Unit 35-11 is beautiful and intact old-growth forest providing high quality habitat for the Northern Spotted Owl. The unit should be canceled. Extending from the Wild and Scenic Rogue River to the Applegate Valley and over the ridge to the Deer Creek waters...

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Pickett West Timber Sale: Logging Off The Last Large Blocks of Old-Growth Forest in the Deer Creek Watershed.
Old-growth forest proposed for logging in unit 26-3. The Pickett West Timber Sale is a massive timber management project proposed by the Grants Pass BLM. The project spans across much of interior southwestern Oregon, from Galice and Graves Creek on the Rogu...

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Camp Creek, Camp Forest and the Pickett West Timber Sale
Unit 27-12 is a beautiful and increasingly rare low-elevation, old-growth habitat. The unit has been used for decades as an educational laboratory for students of late-seral and old-growth forest habitats. BLM is proposing to log many large trees and reduce...

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The Gap Fire: Abundant Post-Fire Landscapes and Destructive Post-Fire Logging
The Gap Fire burned at characteristic fire severity in the subalpine forests adjacent to Condrey Mountain on the Siskiyou Crest. The area is renowned for its biodiversity and represents a vital connectivity corridor linking the major mountain ranges of the ...

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Pickett West Timber Sale: The Panther Gulch and West Pickett Creek Units
This large Douglas fir tree will be logged in unit 28-4.  The Pickett West Timber Sale is so huge that it will likely be broken up into numerous timber sales when auctioned off to the highest bidder. The BLM has not even finished the comment period for the ...

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Lights, Cameras, and Don't Forget to Take Action! Sign on in Support of the Applegate Ridge Trail!
A view into Ruch, Oregon from the East Applegate Ridge Trail (ART). The Applegate Trails Association (ATA) has released "Walking the Wild Applegate" to viewers online. The film documents the first thru-hike on the Jack-Ash and Applegate Ridge Trails. Togeth...

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Zig-Zag Creek, Hellgate Canyon and the Pickett West Timber Sale: Diverse Ancient Forests Under Attack!
Unit 10-1 of the Pickett West Timber Sale is located on Zig-Zag Creek in beautiful old-growth forest habitat. The unit would be logged to 30% canopy cover under the BLM's so-called "forest restoration" prescriptions. The Pickett West Timber Sale is a massiv...

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Pickett West Timber Sale: Industrial Old-Growth Logging and the Restoration Facade in the Trump Era
Unit 13-1 of the Pickett West Timber Sale is an isolated stand of old-growth forest in heavily logged and fragmented Cheney Creek, a major tributary in the Lower Applegate River Watershed. The BLM claims the general stand age within the unit is 150 years ol...

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Snail Gulch Unit of the Pickett West Timber Sale
The forested slope in the foreground is the Snail Gulch unit of the Pickett West Timber Sale. The Pickett-West Timber Sale is a sprawling proposal by the Grants Pass BLM. The planning area extends across southwestern Oregon, from Merlin and Galice on the Ro...

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Post-Fire Logging on the Siskiyou Crest
The Gap Fire burned at particularly low severity on the Siskiyou Crest near Condrey Mountain and Dry Lake Mountain. The upper reaches of Buckhorn and Middle Creek burned in a natural mixed-severity fire mosaic and should be allowed to recover naturally, mai...
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